NetApp FAS9000 Technical Specifications

Technical specifications for the NetApp FAS9000 Series hybrid storage arrays

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NAS Scaling 1–24 nodes (12 HA pairs)
Maximum drives (HDD/SSD) 17280/5,760
Maximum capacity 172PB
Maximum onboard NVMe Flash Cache™ 192TB
Maximum Flash Pool™ capacity 1,728TB
Maximum memory 12,288GB
SAN Scaling 1–12 nodes (6 HA pairs)
Maximum drives (HDD/SSD) 8,640/2,880
Maximum capacity 86PB
Maximum onboard NVMe Flash Cache™ 96TB
Maximum Flash Pool capacity 864TB
Maximum memory 6,144GB
Cluster interconnect 2x 40GbE
Per HA Pair Specifications (Active-Active Dual Controller)

Maximum capacity 14.4PB
Maximum drives (HDD/SSD) 1,440/480
Controller form factor Single 8U enclosure HA
Memory 1024GB
Maximum onboard NVMe Flash Cache™ 16TB
Maximum Flash Pool 144TB
Combined flash total 144TB
PCIe expansion slots 20
Storage networking supported FC; FCoE; iSCSI; NFS; pNFS; CIFS/SMB
OS version ONTAP® 9.1
RC1 or higher
High-availability features Ethernet-based service processor and ONTAP management interface; redundant hot-swappable controllers, cooling fans, and power supplies.

Supported configurations


Hardware cluster configurations:

  • 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)
Disk shelves supported DS224C (2U, 24 drives, 2.5” SFF)
DS212C (2U, 12 drives, 3.5”LFF)
DS2246 (2U; 24 drives, 2.5" SFF)
DS4246 (4U; 24 drives, 3.5" LFF)
DS4246 (DS4243 with IOM3 changed to IOM6)
DS4486 (4U; 48 drives, 3.5" LFF)
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)
  • SSDs and Performance HDDs: 29 (26 data disks plus 3 parity disks)
  • Capacity HDDs: 21 (18 data disks plus 3 parity disks)
  • SSDs and Performance HDDs: 28 (26 data disks plus 2 parity disks)
  • Capacity HDDs: 20 (18 data disks plus 2 parity disks)
  • 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 Server 2016, Linux®, Oracle® Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Mac® OS, VMware®, ESX®
Max. number of LUNs FAS9000: 12,288
Number of supported SAN hosts FAS9000: 8,192
FlexVol® volumes Up to 1,000 per controller
Snapshot® copies Up to 255,000 per controller
Maximum volume size 100TB
Maximum aggregate size 400TB
Maximum Port Count (Includes Integrated Ports and PCIe Expansion Slots)
FC target ports (32Gb autoranging) 32
FC target ports (16Gb autoranging) 64
FC target ports (4Gb or 8Gb) 64
FCoE target ports, UTA (max.) 64
40GbE ports (max) 32
10GbE ports (max.) 64
10GbE Base-T ports (1GbE autoranging max.) 64
6Gb/12Gb SAS ports (max.) 64
FC initiator ports (max.) 64
Maximum Adapters
Dual 40GbE(40GbE, 4x10 GbE break-out) 16
Dual 32Gb FC 16
Quad 10Gbase-T (RJ-45,CAT 6A-E) 16
Quad 10GbE/FCoE 16Gb FC Unified Target
Adapter 2 (UTA2, optical or copper for
10GbE/FCoE deployments, optical for 16Gb FC)
Quad 12Gb SAS storage HBA 16
System Environmental Specifications

Thermal Rating (at 200V) 6,219 BTU (typical, per enclosure)

6,505 BTU (worst case, per enclosure)
Weight (heaviest) 214.46 lb.
Height 8U
Width 19" IEC rack-compliant (17.6", 44.7cm)
Depth 30.8" (36.8" with cable management)
Operating temperature, altitude, and relative humidity 5°C to 45°C (41°F to 113°F); at <= 3,000m (at <= 10,000') elevation; 8% to 90% relative humidity, noncondensing (28°C wet bulb temperature)
Nonoperating temperature and relative humidity –40°C to 70°C (–40°F to 158°F); 10% to 95% relative humidity, noncondensing, in original container
Operating acoustic noise
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 8.1 Bel @ normal operating conditions (at 23°C and at sea level)
  • Sound pressure 65 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
NetApp Systems Cabinet
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)

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