ATTO Technology FCBR-6500-DPS Overview


The Dual Power Supply FibreBridge 6500 2-Port FC to SAS/SATA Controller from ATTO Technology is a performance tuned, manageable protocol translator which allows FC initiators to communicate with SAS/SATA target devices. The FiberBridge 6500 allows your SAS/SATA disk storage to integrate into a Fiber Channel SAN. This provides the benefit of increased availability and scalability, while allowing the use of direct attached storage on a shared Fiber Channel network.

The FiberBridge 6500 allows you to connect SAS or SATA drive technology to your existing 2/4/8 Gb Fiber Channel SAN. By eliminating the fiber components in a drive chassis, power consumption is reduced along with costly fiber components such as SFPs and the quantity of switch ports required by storage.


Optimal Performance Architecture
The architecture provides optimal performance by leveraging the hardware technology combined with ATTO's intelligent bridging architecture and provides industry standard performance with value added features.
More than a Bridge
The FibreBridge enables users to manage storage infrastructures with features not found in direct connect technologies. The read ahead and write cache algorithms in the FibreBridge give users optimal performance. Its error processing enables the FibreBridge to manage disk and communication errors between targets and initiators. Email notification of errors and persistent error and trace logs assist troubleshooting in the field to minimize downtime.
User-Friendly Management Tools
ExpressNAV System Manager is a remote management user interface for configuration, monitoring, and management of ATTO Bridge products. The tuning features include performance monitoring, diagnostic, troubleshooting capabilities, and phone home email notification. Several management interfaces are available including GUI, CLI, Telnet, SNMP, and FTP. Also manage your storage infrastructure with streamline storage management.
SAS/SATA Storage on the SAN
The storage controller provides low cost per drive for Fibre Channel connectivity to SAS/SATA HDD, SSD based storage and SAS tape devices. Adding Fibre Channel connectivity to your SAS/SATA devices provides storage benefits of a SAN that a SAS/SATA storage cannot natively provide. ATTO provides regular firmware updates and maintenance programs to keep the FibreBridge up to date with advances in technology.

Bridging Features

The core control logic driving ATTO Bridge products is optimized to maintain priority for data transfers while providing memory management and cooperative multi-tasking
Patented Drive Map Director provides consistent drive, shelf, and rack LUN mapping
Universal Virtual Device Architecture (UVDA) product which supports protocol conversion between hosts and targets and designed to move data quickly and efficiently
Virtual Device Manager (VDM) is a proprietary software architecture that assures smooth flow of data and it also minimizes overhead by creating a virtual link between initiators and targets on a per-command basis
The Data Routing Fabric topology incorporates advanced ASIC, firmware, and interface technologies that enable users to configure bridges to specific operating environments
Virtual Drive Response (VDR) improves reliability by reducing failed or incomplete backups (2H 2011)
Error Correcting Code (ECC) cache memory
Max login management capability

OEM Customization

Hardware configuration options allow for unique board ID to define initialization and characteristics of the OEM product
Bridge configuration able to accommodate features which interact with custom software packages to enhance the bridging hardware
OEM configuration files stores OEM specific parameters in NVRAM which enable features like product name and look and feel of the user interface for the OEM product
Product labeling will allow the OEM logo and name to appear on the front of the rack mount enclosure

ATTO Technology FCBR-6500-DPS Specs

Form Factor 1U Rackmount, Dual power supply
Data Transfer Rate Up to 1200 Mb/s
Disk Device Support SAS/SATA: Up to 254
Air Flow 11 CFM [ambient air not to exceed 104°F (40°C)]
Input Connectors 2 x 8 Gb Fibre channel SFP
Output Connectors 2 x 6 Gb x 4 mini-SAS QSFP SFF-8436
Connectivity All connectors are on rear side of bridge
External LEDs for power, ready and alert status,Fibre Channel activity, link status and speed, and SAS link status
Statistic reporting for all bridge ports
Fibre Channel Connections 2 x 8 Gb SFP + Fibre channel connectors
Optical SFP + modules included
Auto negotiates to 8/4/2 Gb
Full support for FC-AL, FC-AL2, FC-FLA, FC-FS, FCP-3, FC-PLDA
Private loop, public loop, point-to-point, or fabric point-to-point with support for direct connection to F-port switches
Fibre channel retry logic for FLOGI and PLOGI
SAS Device Connectors Auto negotiates to 6/3/1.5 Gb
Supports passive and active copper
Supports SAS and SATA disk devices
Supports SAS tape devices
Supports up to 10 levels of SAS expanders
Management Interfaces 10/100/1000 RJ-45 Ethernet port
Support for SNMP, SNTP, Telnet, FTP, ICMP
Management Tools User-friendly ExpressNAV storage manager provides remote configuration, management, and diagnostic capabilities
Local diagnostics supported via Command Line Interface (CLI), Telnet, and FTP
SCSI Enclosure Services (SES) monitor critical components to provide system feedback
Persistent event log gathers up to 40000 hardware, software, and network events to assist in overall system trouble-shooting
Retrieve event logs through the Ethernet port
Switchable dual firmware ROM images
Performance monitoring and error logging
Temperature monitoring
Phone home email notification of errors
Real Time Clock (RTC)
Audible alarm
Environmental Requirements
Bridge Operation Temperature: 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 to 90% (non-condensing)
Bridge Storage Temperature: -40 to 157°F (-40 to 70°C)
Humidity: 10 to 95% (non-condensing)
Power Supply Input 85 to 264 VAC, 1 A, 47 to 63 Hz
Compatibility FCC Part 15 Class A, CE, VCCI, AS/NZS, CISPR 22, EN55022: 2006, Class A, EN55024, EN61000, CoC (South Africa)
Agency Approvals & Certifications EN 60950, CSA 60950, CB IEC 60950-1, UL 60950, IRAM, GOST-R, BSMI, C-TICK
Compliance RoHS 2002/95/EC
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.90 x 17.31 x 1.69" (25.14 x 43.96 x 4.29 cm)
Weight 8.75 lb (3.97 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 14.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.9 x 21.5 x 5.2"