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.

View specifications for:
FAS2554 FAS2552 FAS2520
Single Controller Dual Controller Single Controller Dual Controller Single Controller Dual Controller
Max. Raw Capacity 576TB 576TB 509TB 509TB 336TB 336TB
Internal Drives 24 24 24 24 12 12
Supported Internal Drives
Performance HDD N/A 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB 600GB, 900GB, 1.2 TB
Capacity HDD 2TB, 3TB, 4TB N/A 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
SSD 200GB (for Flash PoolTM) , 400GB 200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB 200GB, 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB
Self-encrypting Drives 4TB at 7.2K RPM AES-256, FIPS 140-2 compliant 900GB at 10K RPM, 800GB SSD AES-256, FIPS 140-2 compliant 900GB at 10KRPM, 4TB at 7.2K RPM AES-256, FIPS 140-2 compliant
Max. Drives (Internal + External) 144 144 144 144 84 84
ECC Memory 18GB 36GB 18GB 36GB 18GB 36GB
Controller Form Factor 1 or 2 controllers in a single 4U chassis 1 or 2 controllers in a single 2U chassis 1 or 2 controllers in a single 2U chassis
Maximum Flash Pool 4TB 4TB 4TB 4TB 4TB 4TB
NVMEM/NVRAM 2GB 4GB 2GB 4GB 2GB 4GB
Onboard I/O: UTA 2 (8Gb FC/16Gb FC/FCoE/10GbE) 4[1] 8[1] 4[1] 8[1] N/A N/A
Onboard I/O:
10G Base-T
N/A N/A N/A N/A 4[2] 8[2]
Onboard I/O: 6Gb SAS 2 4 2 4 2 4
Onboard I/O: GbE 2 4 2 4 2 4

Notes
[1] FAS2552 and FAS2554 onboard ports can be configured either as 8Gb/16Gb FC port pair or 10GbE port pair and mixed combinations.
[2] FAS2520 onboard ports are 10GBASE-T only.

Specifications for Scale-Out Configurations (Hybrid and Disk-Only Configurations)
FAS2554 FAS2552 FAS2520
NAS/SAN scale-out 1–8 nodes (4 HA pairs) 1–4 nodes (2 HA pairs)
Maximum drives 576 576 168
Maximum raw capacity 2.30PB 2.04PB 672TB
Maximum Flash Pool 16TB 16TB 8TB
Maximum memory 144GB 144GB 72GB
Cluster interconnect 10GbE 10G Base-T
FAS2554 FAS2552 FAS2520
Storage protocols supported iSCSI, FCoE, and FC for FAS255x; iSCSI for FAS2520
NFS V2/V3/V4 over UDP or TCP, PCNFSD V1/V2 for (PC) NFS client authentication, Microsoft® CIFS, HTTP 1.0, HTTP 1.1 virtual hosts
OS Version Data ONTAP® 8.2.2 RC1 or later
High-Availability Features Alternate Control Path (ACP);
Ethernet-based service processor and Data ONTAP management interface; redundant hot-swappable controllers, cooling fans, and power supplies
Supported Configurations Cluster 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 Supported DS2246 (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 Sizes RAID 6 (RAID-DP®)
  • SAS and FC: 28 (26 data disks plus 2 parity disks)
  • SATA: 20 (18 data disks plus 2 parity disks)
RAID 4
  • SAS 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 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 2048 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 Volumes Up to 500 per controller
Snapshot Copies Up to 255,000 per controller
Maximum Volume Size 60TB
Maximum Aggregate Size 120TB
System Environmental Specifications
FAS2554 FAS2552 FAS2520
Thermal Rating 1,948 BTU (typical)
2,044 BTU (worst case)
1,218 BTU (typical)
1,737 BTU (worst case)
1,129 BTU (typical)
1,805 BTU (worst case)
Weight 107.1 lbs 55.4 lbs 62.9 lbs
Height 7" (17.9 cm), fits into 4U space 3.35" (8.5 cm), fits into 2U space 3.45" (8.76 cm), fits into 2U space
Width 19" IEC rack-compliant (17.6", 44.7 cm)
Depth (without cable management brackets) 24" (61 cm) 19" (48 cm) 20" (50.8 cm)
Operating Temperature, Altitude, and Relative Humidity 10° C to 40° C (50° F to 104° F); at <= 3,000 m (at <= 10,000' feet) elevation; 20% to 80% relative humidity, noncondensing
Nonoperating Temperature and Relative Humidity -40° C to 70° C (-40° F to 158° F); at </= 12,192 m (at</= 40,000') typical of unconditioned airplane cargo bay, 8% to 80% relative humidity, noncondensing, in original container
Operating Acoustic Noise FAS2520:
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 6.2 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 49.6 dB
FAS2552:
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 6.2 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 49.6 dB
FAS2554:
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 6.1 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 49.6 dB
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