NetApp FAS2500 Series Technical Specifications

FAS2500 systems come with the NetApp Data ONTAP operating system and advanced data management and data protection tools.

See technical specifications that include the NetApp FAS2240-2, FAS2240-4 and FAS2220.

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Single Controller:Dual Controller:Single Controller:Dual Controller:Single Controller:Dual Controller:
Max. Raw Capacity864TB864TB759TB759TB504TB504TB
Internal Drives242424241212
Supported Internal Drives
Performance HDDN/A600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB600GB, 900GB, 1.2 TB
Capacity HDD2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TBN/A2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB
SSD200GB, 400GB, 800GB200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB
Self-encrypting Drives4TB at 7.2K RPM AES-256, FIPS 140-2 compliant900GB at 10K RPM, 800GB SSD AES-256, FIPS 140-2 compliant900GB at 10KRPM, 4TB at 7.2K RPM AES-256, FIPS 140-2 compliant
Max. Drives (Internal + External)1441441441448484
ECC Memory18GB36GB18GB36GB18GB36GB
Controller Form Factor1 or 2 controllers in a single 4U chassis1 or 2 controllers in a single 2U chassis1 or 2 controllers in a single 2U chassis
Maximum Flash Pool16TB[1]16TB[1]16TB[1]16TB[1]16TB[1]16TB[1]
Onboard I/O: UTA 2 (8Gb FC/16Gb FC/FCoE/10GbE/1GbE[2])4 [3]8 [3]4 [3]8 [3]N/AN/A
Onboard I/O
10G Base-T
N/AN/AN/AN/A4 [4]8 [4]
Onboard I/O, 6Gb SAS242424
Onboard I/O: GbE242424

[1] 16TB for Data ONTAP® 8.3, 4TB for Data ONTAP 8.2 (cluster mode and 7-mode).
[2] 1GbE optical and copper SFP support starts with the release of Data ONTAP 8.3.1RC
[3] FAS2552 and FAS2554 onboard UTA2 ports can be configured as either 8Gb/16Gb FC port pair or 10GbE/1GbE port pair and mixed combinations.
[4] FAS2520 onboard ports are 10GBASE-T only that can autorange to 1GbE.

Specifications for Scale-Out Configurations (Hybrid and Disk-Only Configurations)
NAS/SAN Scale-out1–8 nodes (4 HA pairs)1–4 nodes (2 HA pairs)
Maximum Drives576576168
Maximum Raw Capacity3.5PB3.0PB1PB
Maximum Flash Pool64TB64TB32TB
Maximum Memory144GB144GB72GB
Cluster Interconnect10GbE10G Base-T
Storage Protocols SupportedFAS2552 / FAS2554 = FC; FCoE; iSCSI; NFS; pNFS; CIFS/SMB
OS VersionData ONTAP® 8.2.2 or later
High-Availability FeaturesAlternate Control Path (ACP); 
Ethernet-based service processor and Data ONTAP management interface; redundant hot-swappable controllers, cooling fans and power supplies
Supported ConfigurationsCluster Configurations
  • Single-node cluster
  • Two-node switchless cluster
  • Two-node switched cluster
  • Clusters of HA pairs

7-Mode Configurations
Controllers: Single controller; active-active controllers in an HA pair; active-passive controllers in an HA pair 

Back-End Disks: Single path with single controller or HA pair; dual path with single controller MP-HA with HA pair (best practice)

Disk Shelves SupportedDS2246 (2U; 24 drives, 2.5” SFF)
DS4246 (4U; 24 drives, 3.5” LFF)
For complete details on expansion disk shelves and supported media in those shelves, refer to the NetApp Disk Shelves and Storage Media web page.
Maximum RAID Group SizesRAID 6 (RAID-DP®)
  • SAS, SSD and FC: 28 (26 data disks plus 2 parity disks)
  • SATA: 20 (18 data disks plus 2 parity disks)
  • SAS, SSD and FC: 14 (13 data disks plus 1 parity disk)
  • SATA: 7 (6 data disks plus 1 parity disk)
RAID 6 + RAID 1 or RAID 4 + RAID 1 (SyncMirror®)
Host/Client Operating Systems SupportedWindows® 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 LUNs2048 per controller
Number of Supported Hosts
  • Up to 6 ports per controller configured as front-end (host) connectivity ports
  • Up to 12 directly connected servers per active-active configuration
  • Connected hosts per HA pair: Up to 512 SAN connected servers
FlexVol VolumesUp to 1,000 per controller
Snapshot® CopiesUp to 255,000 per controller
Maximum Volume Size60TB
Maximum Aggregate Size120TB
System Environmental Specifications
Thermal Rating1,948 BTU (typical)
2,044 BTU (worst case)
1,218 BTU (typical)
1,737 BTU (worst case)
1,164 BTU (typical)
1,843 BTU (worst case)
Weight[1]111.3 lbs55.4 lbs58.6 lbs
Height7" (17.9 cm), fits into 4U space3.35” (8.5 cm), fits into 2U space3.45” (8.76 cm), fits into 2U space
Width19" IEC rack-compliant (17.6”, 44.7 cm)
Depth (without cable management brackets)22" (56 cm)19" (48 cm)20" (50.8 cm)
Operating Temperature, Altitude and Relative Humidity50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C); at ≤ 3,000m (at ≤ 10,000') elevation; 20% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing
Non-operating Temperature and Relative Humidity-40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C); at ≤ 12,192m (at ≤ 40,000') typical of unconditioned aircraft cargo bay, 8% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing, in original container
Operating Acoustic NoiseFAS2520:
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 6.2 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 49.6 dB
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 6.2 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 49.6 dB
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 6.1 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 49.6 dB
ComplianceRoHS-compliant PDF
Safety/Emissions/ImmunitySafety: 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

[1] Weight varies by drive type and total number of drives.