NetApp FAS8000 Series Technical Specifications

Technical specifications for the NetApp FAS8000 Series hybrid storage arrays

See technical specifications that include the NetApp® FAS6290, FAS6250, and FAS6220.

See technical specifications that include the NetApp FAS3250 and FAS3220.

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All data in this table applies to NetApp dual-controller hybrid and disk-only configurations. See the AFF all-flash array datasheet PDF for information about all-flash configurations.

FAS8080 EX FAS8060 FAS8040 FAS8020
NAS Scaling 1–24 nodes (12 HA pairs)
Maximum drives 17,280 14,400 8,640 5,760
Maximum capacity 138PB 115PB 69PB 46PB
Maximum Flash Pool™ capacity 1728TB 864TB 576TB 288TB
Maximum memory 3072GB 1536GB 768GB 576GB
SAN Scaling 1–8 nodes (4 HA pairs)
Maximum drives 5,760 4,800 2,880 1,920
Maximum capacity 46PB 38PB 23PB 15PB
Maximum Flash Pool capacity 576TB 288TB 192TB 96TB
Maximum memory 1024GB 512GB 256GB 192GB
Cluster interconnect 2, 4, or 6 10GbE 2 or 4 10GbE 2 or 4 10GbE 2 10GbE
Per HA Pair Specifications (Active-Active Dual Controller)
FAS8080 EX FAS8060 FAS8040 FAS8020
Maximum capacity 11520TB 9600TB 5760TB 3840TB
Maximum Flash Pool capacity 144TB 72TB 48TB 24TB
Maximum drives 1,440 1,200 720 480
Controller form factor Dual enclosure HA;
2 controllers in two 6U chassis; total of 12U
Dual-enclosure HA; 2 controllers and 2 IOXMs in two 6U chassis; total of 12U or
Single-enclosure HA; 2 controllers in single 6U chassis
Single-enclosure HA; 2 controllers in single 6U chassis Single-enclosure HA;
2 controllers in single 3U chassis
Memory 256GB 128GB 64GB 48GB
Maximum Flash Cache™ 24TB 8TB 4TB 3TB
Maximum Flash Pool 144TB 72TB 48TB 24TB
Combined flash total 144TB 72TB 48TB 24TB
NVRAM 32GB 16GB 16GB 8GB
PCIe expansion slots 24 8 or 24[1] 8 4
Onboard I/O: UTA2
(10GbE/FCoE, 16Gb FC)
8 8 8 4
Onboard I/O: 10GbE 8 8 8 4
Onboard I/O: GbE 8 8 8 4
Onboard I/O: 6Gb SAS 8 8 8 4
Storage networking supported FC; FCoE; iSCSI; NFS; pNFS; CIFS/SMB
OS version ONTAP® 8.2.2 RC1 or higher ONTAP 8.2.1 RC2 or higher
High-availability features Alternate Control Path (ACP); Ethernet-based service processor and ONTAP management interface; redundant hot-swappable controllers, cooling fans, power supplies, and optic


Supported configurations




ONTAP 9, 8.3


Hardware cluster configurations:

  • Single-node cluster
  • Two-node switchless or switched cluster
  • Clusters of HA pairs

MetroCluster configurations for synchronous replication:

  • 2-node
  • 4-node: two x 2-node switched or switchless clusters with fabric-attached (switched) storage; 4 nodes total: a 2-node active-active cluster at each site)
  • 8-node (NAS-only): four x 2-node switched or switchless clusters with fabric-attached (switched) storage; 8 nodes total: a 4-node cluster at each site)

Consult the Interoperability Matrix Tool for FAS8000 support on earlier versions of ONTAP software.

Disk shelves supported DS2246 (2U; 24 drives, 2.5" SFF)
DS4246 (4U; 24 drives, 3.5" LFF)
DS4486 (4U; 48 drives, 3.5" LFF)
DS4243 (4U; 24 drives, 3.5" LFF) supported for upgrades only
DS14 disk shelves (mk2-AT, mk4) are supported for upgrades only
See NetApp Disk Shelves and Storage Media for more details on each disk shelf and supported drive types.
Maximum RAID group sizes RAID-TEC (triple parity, ONTAP 9)
  • SSDs and Performance HDDs: 29 (26 data disks plus 3 parity disks)
  • Capacity HDDs: 21 (18 data disks plus 3 parity disks)
RAID 6 (RAID-DP®)
  • SSDs and Performance HDDs: 28 (26 data disks plus 2 parity disks)
  • Capacity HDDs: 20 (18 data disks plus 2 parity disks)
RAID 4
  • SSDs and Performance HDDs: 14 (13 data disks plus 1 parity disk)
  • Capacity HDDs: 7 (6 data disks plus 1 parity disk)
RAID 6 + RAID 1 or RAID 4 + RAID 1 (SyncMirror®)
Operating systems supported Windows® 2000, Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows XP, Linux®, Oracle® Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Mac® OS, VMware®, ESX®
Max. number of LUNs FAS8020/FAS8040: 8,192 (ONTAP 9 and 8.3.x)
FAS8060/FAS8080: 12,288 (ONTAP 9 and 8.3.x)
7-mode, all FAS8000 systems: 2048
Number of supported SAN hosts FAS8020/FAS8040: 4,096 (ONTAP 9 and 8.3.x)
FAS8060/FAS8080: 8,192 (ONTAP 9 and 8.3.x)
7-mode, all FAS8000 systems: Up to 512 hosts per HA pair
FlexVol® volumes (In hardware clusters) Up to 1,000 per controller; (7-mode) up to 500 per controller
Snapshot® copies Up to 255,000 per controller
Maximum volume size 100TB 100TB 100TB 70TB
Maximum aggregate size 400TB 400TB 324TB 324TB
Maximum Port Count (Includes Integrated Ports and PCIe Expansion Slots)
FC target ports (16Gb autoranging) 64 64 24 12
FC target ports (4Gb or 8Gb) 64 64 40 20
FCoE target ports, UTA (max.) 32 32 24 12
10GbE ports (max.) 64 64 32 16
GbE ports (max.) 72 72 40 20
6Gb/12Gb SAS ports (max.) 56 56 40 20
FC initiator ports (max.) 72 72 40 20
Maximum Adapters
Dual 10GbE (optical or copper) 16 16 8 4
Dual 10Gbase-T (RJ-45,CAT 6A-E) 16 16 8 4
Quad GbE (copper) 16 16 8 4
Dual 10GbE/FCoE 16Gb FC Unified Target Adapter 2 (UTA2, optical or copper for 10GbE/FCoE deployments, optical for 16Gb FC) 24 24 8 4
8Gb FC target 16 16 8 4
Flash Cache Performance Acceleration Module (2TB) 12 4 2 0
Flash Cache Performance Acceleration Module (1TB) 24 8 4 2
Flash Cache Performance Acceleration Module (512GB) 24 16 8 4
Quad 6Gb SAS storage HBA 12 8 8 4
Quad 12Gb SAS storage HBA 12 8 8 4
Quad 4Gb FC storage/tape HBA (fiber) 16 8 8 4
System Environmental Specifications

FAS8080 EX FAS8060 FAS8040 FAS8020
Thermal Rating (at 200V) 2,880 BTU (typical, per enclosure)

3,252 BTU (worst case, per enclosure)
2,031 BTU (typical)

2,362 BTU (worst case)
1,495 BTU (typical)

1,843 BTU (worst case)
1,205 BTU (typical)

1,450 BTU (worst case)
Weight (heaviest) 115.08lb. 121.47lb. 119.49lb. 74.08lb.
Height 12U (6U per enclosure) 6U or 12U[1] 6U 3U
Width 19" IEC rack-compliant (17.6", 44.7cm)
Depth 24.3" (28.9" with cable management)
Operating temperature, altitude, and relative humidity 10°C to 40°C (50°F to 104°F); at <= 3,000m (at <= 10,000') elevation; 20% to 80% relative humidity, noncondensing (28°C wet bulb temperature)
Nonoperating temperature and relative humidity –40°C to 70°C (–40°F to 158°F); 5% to 95% relative humidity, noncondensing, in original container
Operating acoustic noise
FAS8020:
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 7.8 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 62.6 dB

FAS8040/FAS8060:
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 7.6 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 62.4 dB

FAS8080 EX:
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 7.5 Bel @ normal operating conditions (at 23°C and at sea level)
Compliance RoHS-compliant PDF
Safety/emissions/immunity Safety: EN 60950, CE, CSA 60950, UL 60950, CB IEC60950-1 (all national deviations), EN60825-1, IRAM, CU, BIS, BSMI, SONCAP, NRCS LOA (South Africa)

Emissions/Immunity: FCC Part 15 Class A, ICES-03, CE, KCC, VCCI, AS/NZS CISPR 22, EN55022, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, SABS COC (South Africa), BSMI
NetApp Systems Cabinet
FAS8080 EX FAS8060 FAS8040 FAS8020
Rack space 42U
Dimensions (height/width/depth) 78.75" (200cm)/23.6" (60cm)/44.3" (112.5cm)
Minimum cabinet clearances for airflow 10" (25.4cm) front and 12" (30.5cm) rear
Minimum cabinet clearances for service 30" (76.3cm) front and rear, 12" top
AC power 200 to 240VAC
Current 30A single-phase or 3-phase
Weight (empty) 307lb. (138kg)
Features Split rear door with cable egress opening, reversible front door (left or right handed)

[1] Requires ONTAP 8.2.3 or higher.

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