Synology RackStation RC18015xs+ review
Synology’s new RC18015xs+ delivers highly available storage but at a price
Cabling and deployment
To create a cluster from two RC18015xs+ appliances, we linked their Gigabit heartbeat ports using a standard Cat6 cable. Each link to the production network requires the corresponding ports on both controllers to be connected and we added a single RDX1215sas disk shelf to both of them using the supplied SAS cables.
Powering both units up automatically turns on any attached disk shelves and we then moved over to Synology's standard discovery web portal for further configuration. This found the cluster and installed the latest DSM software for us.
We loaded a quartet of 4TB WD SAS drives and created a single RAID5 array. We could add extra drives as hot spares or expand the array into them but this solution doesn't support SATA drives.
The DSM Storage Manager shows the physical connections between the controller and disk shelves
In This Article
How to choose an AI vendor
Five key things to look for in an AI vendorDownload now
The UK 2020 Databerg report
Cloud adoption trends in the UK and recommendations for cloud migrationDownload now
2021 state of email security report: Ransomware on the rise
Securing the enterprise in the COVID worldDownload now
The impact of AWS in the UK
How AWS is powering Britain's fastest-growing companiesDownload now