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 EF550 EF560
500,000 IOPS at 1 ms (sustained I/O rate) 650,000 IOPS at 0.8 ms (sustained I/O rate)
Max drives 120 SSDs
Max raw capacity Up to 192TB
Drive types supported 2.5" SSD: 400GB, 800GB, 800GB (FDE), 1.6TB
Form factor Base System: 2U/24
Expansion shelf: 2U/24
System memory 24GB
Host I/O ports EF550 EF560

8 16Gb FC
8 6Gb SAS
8 12Gb SAS
8 10Gb iSCSI-optical
4 40Gb (QDR) InfiniBand
4 56Gb (FDR) InfiniBand

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

Expansion shelf

DE5600 (2U/24 drives):

  • 400/800GB, 1.6TB SSD non-FDE
  • 800GB SSD FDE
Operating system / management system

SANtricity® OS 8.20
SANtricity® Storage Manager 11.20

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, Apple® Mac® OS, Oracle, Solaris, HP, HP-UX, CentOS Linux, Oracle Enterprise Linux, IBM AIX, VMware® vSphere®

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 standard)
Dynamic volume expansion
Dynamic capacity expansion
Dynamic RAID-level migration
Dynamic segment size migration
System Event Monitor
Proactive drive heath monitoring
Proactive drive heath monitoring
Online SANtricity OS upgrades & drive firmware upgrades
VMware vSphere Storage APIs – Array Integration (VAAI)
Microsoft Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)
Automated support (ASUP)

Application plug-ins*

Oracle: SANtricity Plug-in for Oracle® Enterprise Manager
Microsoft: SANtricity Management Pack for Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) & SANtricity Plug-in for Microsoft® SQL Server® Management Studio (SSMS)
VMware: SANtricity Plug-in for VMware® vCenter®; E-Series VASA Provider,
Storage Replication Adapter for E-Series
Splunk: SANtricity Performance App for Splunk® Enterprise

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
EF550 System Shelf
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) 60.1 lb (27.3 kg) 54.2 lb (24.6 kg)
EF550 system shelf EF560 system shelf DE5600 Expansion Shelf
Typical Maximum Typical Maximum Typical Maximum
KVA 0.438 0.588 0.477 0.626 0.177 0.327
Watts 434 582 472 620 175 324
BTU 1481 1987 1610 2116 598 1104
Compliance RoHS-compliant PDF

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