NetApp EF-Series Flash Arrays Technical Specifications

EF-Series Technical Specifications

All data in this table applies to dual-controller configurations.

Attribute NetApp EF-Series
Sustained IOPS EF560
825,000 IOPS at 800µs (sustained I/O rate)
Max drives 120 SSDs (EF560 with four expansion shelves)
Max raw capacity 384TB
Drive types supported 2.5" SSD: 400GB, 800GB, 800GB (FDE), 1.6TB, 1.6TB (FIPS), 3.2TB
Form factor Base System: 2U/24
Expansion shelf: 2U/24
System memory 24GB or 96GB
Host I/O ports

(8) 16Gb FC
(8) 12Gb SAS
(8) 10Gb iSCSI-optical
(4) 56Gb (FDR) InfiniBand

Expansion shelf

DE5600 (2U/24 drives):

  • 400/800GB, 1.6/3.2TB SSD
  • 800GB SSD FDE
  • 1.6TB SSD FIPS
Operating system / management system

SANtricity® OS 8.25
SANtricity® Storage Manager 11.25

High-availability features
  • Dual active controller with automated I/O path failover
  • Dynamic Disk Pools and traditional RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10
  • Redundant, hot-swappable storage controllers, disk drives, power supplies, and fans
  • Automatic DDP or RAID rebuild following a drive failure
  • Mirrored data cache with battery backup and de-stage to flash
  • SANtricity proactive drive health monitoring identifies problem drives before they create issues
  • Greater than 99.999% availability (with appropriate configuration and service plans)
Host operating systems supported

Microsoft® Windows Server®, Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware® ESX®, Oracle® Solaris, IBM AIX, HP HP-UX, Apple® Mac® OS

Included software features

SANtricity Mirroring
SANtricity Volume Copy
SANtricity Snapshot
SANtricity Thin Provisioning
Dynamic Disk Pools

Optional software features SANtricity Drive Encryption
System capabilities

Data Assurance (T10-PI IEEE standard)
Dynamic volume expansion
Dynamic capacity expansion
Dynamic RAID-level migration
Dynamic segment size migration   
System Event Monitor
Proactive drive heath monitoring
AutoSupport automatic support system
Online SANtricity OS upgrades & drive firmware upgrades
VMware vSphere® Storage APIs—Array Integration (VAAI)
Microsoft Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)

Application plug-ins*

SANtricity Plug-in for Oracle® Enterprise Manager
SANtricity Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
SANtricity Plug-in for Microsoft® SQL Server™ Management Studio (SSMS)
SANtricity Plug-in for VMware® vCenter®
SANtricity VASA Provider
SANtricity Storage Replication Adapter for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
SANtricity Performance App for Splunk® Enterprise
SANtricity Plug-in for Nagios

Open management

SANtricity OpenStack Cinder
SANtricity Web Services Proxy (REST and SYMbol Web)
SANtricity PowerShell Toolkit

System maximums Host/partitions: 512
Volumes: 2,048
Snapshot copies: 2,048
Mirrors: 128
Dimensions and
Weights with 1.6TB SSDs
EF560 System Shelf DE5600 Expansion Shelf
Height 3.47" (8.81 cm) 3.47" (8.81 cm)
Width 19" (48.26 cm) 19" (48.26 cm)
Depth 19.6" (49.78 cm) 19.6" (49.78 cm)
Weight (max) 58.59 lb (26.58 kg) 52.91 lb (24.0 kg)
EF560 system shelf DE5600 Expansion Shelf

Typical Maximum Typical Maximum
KVA 0.457 0.627 0.158 0.327
Watts 452.9 620.97 156.27 324.04
BTU 1545.3 2117.81 533.22 1105.67
Compliance RoHS-compliant PDF
Safety/emissions/immunity

Safety: EN60950, UL/CSA 60950, CB IEC60950, BIS, BSMI, EAEU (EAC), SONCAP, UKRSepro, UNBS
Emissions/Immunity: FCC Part 15 Class A, ICES-003, AS/NZS CISPR 22, BSMI, CE (which includes EN55022, EN55024, EN61000-3-2 and EN61000-3-3), KC**, VCCI