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AFF A-Series

AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

World’s Fastest Enterprise All-flash Storage—in the Smallest Package

Primary Use Cases

Consolidation and Virtualization

Consolidate all your workloads— including those in a virtualized environment—with a common set of data services.

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Enterprise Applications

Accelerate Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, VDI, and SAP to meet your business demands.

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Big Data Analytics

Deliver high performance for Hadoop and NoSQL databases, including MongoDB and Cassandra.

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Engineering and Design Workloads

Simplify and accelerate your applications. ONTAP® FlexGroup provides massively scalable, high-performance data containers.

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Models & Specifications

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Key Specifications
NAS Scale-out 2-24 nodes (12 HA pairs) 2-24 nodes (12 HA pairs) 2-24 nodes (12 HA pairs) 2-8 nodes (4 HA pairs)
Maximum SSD 2592 5760 4608 576
Maximum Raw Capacity 39.0 PB/35.2PiB 88.1PB/78.3PiB 70.5PB/62.6PiB 8.8PB/7.8PiB
Effective Capacity [1] 155.5PB/138.1PiB 356.3PB/316.4PiB 285.0PB/253.1PiB 34.7PB/30.8PiB
Maximum Memory 12,288GB 12,288GB 3,072GB 256GB
SAN Scale-out 2-12 nodes (6 HA pairs) 2-12 nodes (6 HA pairs) 2-12 nodes (6 HA pairs) 2-8 nodes (4 HA pairs)
Maximum SSD 1296 2880 2304 576
Maximum Raw Capacity 19.8PB/17.6PiB 44.1PB/39.1PiB 35.3PB/31.3PiB 8.8PB/7.8PiB
Effective Capacity [1] 77.8PB/69.0PiB 178.1PB/159.2PiB 142.5PB/126.6PiB 34.7PB/30.8PiB
Maximum Memory 6144GB 6144GB 1536GB 256GB
Cluster Interconnect 2x 40GbE 2x 40GbE 2x 10GbE 2x 10GbE
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Per HA Pair Specifications (active-active dual controller
Maximum SSD 216 480 384 144
Maximum Raw Capacity 3.3PB/2.9PiB 7.3PB/6.5PiB 5.9PB/5.2PiB 2.2PB/2.0PiB
Effective Capacity [1] 13.0PB/11.5PiB 29.7PB/26.4PiB 23.8PB/21.1PiB 8.8PB/7.8PiB
Controller Chassis Form Factor 4U chassis with two HA controllers and 24 SSD slots 8U chassis with two HA controllers 3U chassis with two HA controllers 2U chassis with two HA controllers and 24 SSD slots
Memory 1024GB 1024GB 256GB 64GB
NVRAM/NVMEM 32GB 64GB 16GB 8GB
PCIe Expansion Slots 8 20 4 n/a
Onboard I/O: 40GbE or 10GbE 4x 40GbE or 8x 10GbE n/a n/a n/a
Onboard I/O: UTA2 (16Gb FC, 10GbE/ FCoE) n/a n/a 8 8
Onboard I/O: 10GbE n/a n/a n/a 4
Onboard I/O: 10Gbase-T n/a n/a 4 n/a
Onboard I/O: 12Gb SAS n/a n/a 8 4
Storage Networking Supported FC; iSCSI; NFS; pNFS; CIFS/SMB FC; FCoE; iSCSI; NFS; pNFS; CIFS/SMB
OS Version ONTAP 9.1 GA or later ONTAP 9.1 GA or later ONTAP 9.1 GA or later
High-Availability SAS in-band management over SAS connections; Ethernet-based service processor and ONTAP management interface; redundant hot-swappable controllers, cooling fans, and power supplies
Supported Configurations ONTAP 9.1

Cluster Configurations

  • Two-node switchless or switched cluster
  • Clusters of HA pairs

MetroCluster Configurations

  • 2-node
  • 4-node: two 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 2-node switched or switchless clusters with fabric-attached (switched) storage (8 nodes total: a 4-node cluster at each site)

Cluster Configurations

  • Two-node switchless or switched cluster
  • Clusters of HA pairs
Supported Internal SSDs [2] 15.3TB, 7.6TB, 3.8TB, and 960GB; 3.8TB self-encrypting 15.3TB, 7.6TB, 3.8TB, and 960GB; 3.8TB self-encrypting 15.3TB, 7.6TB, 3.8TB, and 960GB; 3.8TB and 800GB self-encrypting 15.3TB, 7.6TB, 3.8TB, and 960GB; 3.8TB and 800GB self-encrypting
Supported Storage Shelves and SSDs

Configured with new systems:

  • Storage shelf: DS224C; 2U 24 drive, 12Gbps SAS
    • SSDs: 15.3TB, 7.6TB, 3.8TB, and 960GB
    • Self-encrypting [2] SSDs: 3.8TB (all system models) and 800GB (AFF A300 and AFF A200 only)

Supported when expanding system capacity or adding storage from other AFF systems:

  • Storage shelf: DS224C; 2U 24 drive, 12Gbps SAS
    • SSDs: 15.3TB, 7.6TB, 3.8TB, and 960GB
    • Self-encrypting SSDs: 3.8TB (all system models) and 800GB
  • Storage shelf: DS2246; 2U 24 drive, 6Gbps SAS
    • SSDs: 3.8TB, 1.6TB, 800GB, and 400GB
    • Self-encrypting SSDs: 1.6TB and 800GB
Maximum RAID Group Sizes

RAID-TEC™ (triple parity RAID, supported with ONTAP 9.0 and later)

SSD: 29 (26 data drives plus 3 parity drives)

RAID 6 (RAID DP)

SSD: 28 (26 data drives plus 2 parity drives)

RAID 4

SSD: 14 (13 data drives plus 1 parity drive)

RAID 6 + RAID 1 or RAID 4 + RAID 1 (SyncMirror®)

Host 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 12,288 4096
Number of Supported SAN Hosts 8,192 512
FlexVol® volumes Up to 1,000 per controller
Snapshot® Copies Up to 255,000 per controller
Maximum Volume Size 100TiB
Maximum Aggregate Size 800TiB
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Maximum Port Count (Includes Onboard and Expansion Card Or Module Ports)
FC target ports (32Gb autoranging) 8 32 8 n/a
FC target ports (16Gb autoranging) 16 64 24 8
FC target ports (8Gb or 4Gb) 16 64 16 8
FCoE target ports, UTA2 n/a 64 24 8
40GbE ports 12 32 8 n/a
10GbE ports 24 64 28 8
10Gbase-T ports (1GbE autoranging) n/a 64 12 n/a
12Gb/6Gb SAS ports 8 64 24 4
FC initiator ports n/a 64 24 8
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System Environment Specifications
Thermal Rating (at 200VAC)

4,253 BTU/hr (typical)

5,205 BTU/hr (worst case)

Unified 40GbE-32Gb FC dual-controller configura-tion with 24x 3.8TB SSD

5,151 BTU/hr (typical)

5,430 BTU/hr (worst case)

Dual-controller chassis with 40GbE, 32GbE FC and 12Gb

424 BTU/hr (typical)

949 BTU/hr (worst case)

DS224C shelf with 24x 3.8TB SSD

1,987 BTU/hr (typical)

2,263 BTU/hr (worst case)

Dual-controller chassis with 10GbE PCIe cards

424 BTU/hr (typical)

949 BTU/hr (worst case)

DS224C shelf with 24x 3.8TB SSD

1,209 BTU/hr (typical)

1,676 BTU/hr (worst case)

Dual-controller chassis with 24x 3.8TB SSD

Power Supply Two, hot-pluggable power supplies Four, hot-pluggable power supplies Two, hot-pluggable power supplies Two, hot-pluggable, integrated power supply/fan assemblies
AC Input Power Voltage (autoranging, VRMS) 200-240V 200-240V 100-120V, 200-240V 100-120V, 200-240V
AC Input Power Frequency 50-60 Hz
Weight

114.8 lb (52.1 kg)

Unified 40GbE-32Gb FC dual-controller configura-tion with 24x 3.8TB SSD

183.0 lb (83.0 kg)

Dual-controller chassis with 10GbE PCIe cards

53.8 lb (24.4 kg)

DS224C shelf with 24x 3.8TB SSD

76.1 lb (34.5 kg)

Dual-controller chassis with 10GbE PCIe cards

53.8 lb (24.4 kg)

DS224C shelf with 24x 3.8TB SSD

60.8 lb (27.6 kg)

Dual-controller chassis with 24x 3.8TB SSD

Height 4U 10U (8U + 2U shelf) 5U (3U + 2U shelf) 2U
Width 19" IEC rack-compliant (17.6", 44.7 cm)
Depth 32.6” (34.7” with cable management bracket) 30.8" (36.8" with cable management bracket) 23.9" (28.9" with cable management bracket) 19” (without cable management bracket)
Operating Temperature, Altitude, and Relative Humidity 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F) at ≤3,048 m (≤10,000 ft) elevation; 8% to 90% relative humidity, noncondensing 5°C to 45°C (41°F to 113°F) at ≤3,048 m (≤10,000 ft) elevation; 8% to 90% relative humidity, noncondensing
Nonoperating Temperature and Relative Humidity

-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F) up to 12,192 m (40,000 ft)

10% to 95% relative humidity, noncondensing, in original container

Operating Acoustic Noise (at 23℃ and at sea level)
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 8.2 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 64.9 dB

Unified 40GbE-32Gb FC dual-controller configura-tion with 24x 3.8TB SSD

  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 8.1 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 65 dB

Dual-controller chassis with 40GbE, 32GbE FC and 12Gb SAS I/O modules

  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 6.9 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 53.1 dB

Dual-controller chassis with 10GbE PCIe cards

  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 6.9 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 51 dB

Measured configured with 24x 3.8TB SSD

Compliance RoHS-compliant
Safety/Emissions/Immunity

Safety: EN 60950, CE, CSA 60950, UL 60950, CB IEC60950-1 (all national deviations), EN60825-1, IRAM, GOST-R, 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

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Systems Cabinet
Rack Space 42U
Dimensions (height/width/depth) 79.3" (201.4 cm)/24.0" (60.9 cm)/50.4" (128 cm)
Minimum Cabinet Clearances for Airflow 10" (25.4 cm) front and 12" (30.5 cm) rear
Minimum Cabinet Clearances for Service 30" (76.3 cm) front and rear, 12" top
AC Power 200 to 240VAC
PDU Options Single-phase: NEMA 30A, IEC 32A, Australia 32A
3-phase: NEMA 30A, IEC 32A and 60A; Australia 32A
Weight Empty: 400 lb (181.8 kg); Maximum Static Load:2700 lb (1227.3 kg)
Features Split rear door with cable egress opening, reversible front door (left or right handed)
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  1. Effective capacity based on 5:1 storage efficiency ratios with the maximum number of SSDs installed; space savings will vary dependent on workload and use cases.
  2. Self-encrypting SSDs are AES-256, FIPS 140-2 compliant
  3. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Multiple Business Advantages

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Accelerate Business

Achieve twice the IOPS—up to 7M—at half the latency of the previous generation. Realize optimized performance control with adaptive QoS.

Sharpen your competitive edge with the industry’s only ultra-fast network support.

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Transform Datacenter Economics

Conserve power by 11x and footprint by 19x leveraging the industry’s first support of 15TB SSDs.

Simplify your operations with 10-minute set-up and integrated data protection.

Future Proof Your Infrastructure

Future-proof your infrastructure.

Respond to changing business needs—now and tomorrow—with seamless scale-out, and software upgradable NVMe over Fabrics technologies.

Manage and control your data where it runs best with maximum cloud integration.

BE DATA READY

WITH THE WORLD'S FASTEST ENTERPRISE ALL-FLASH STORAGE

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Software

The NetApp AFF A-Series harnesses the power of ONTAP and OnCommand software to deliver data management and protection, high efficiency, performance, and 99.9999% availability.

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Bundles
Features and Software Included with ONTAP Software
  • Efficiency: FlexVol®, inline deduplication, inline compression, inline compaction, and thin provisioning
  • Availability: Active-Active HA pair and Multipath I/O
  • Data protection: RAID-DP®, RAID TEC, and Snapshot®
  • Synchronous replication for disaster recovery: MetroCluster™
  • Performance Control: Adaptive quality of service (QoS), balanced placement
  • Management: OnCommand® Workflow Automation, System Manager, Performance Manager, and Unified Manager
  • Scalable NAS container: FlexGroup
  • Automatic data tiering to the cloud: FabricPool
Flash Bundle
  • All storage protocols supported (FC, FCoE, iSCSI, NFS, pNFS, SMB)
  • SnapRestore®: Back up and restore entire Snapshot copies in seconds
  • SnapMirror®: Simple, flexible replication for backup and disaster recovery
  • FlexClone®: Instant virtual copies of files, LUNs, and volumes
  • SnapCenter® Standard: Unified, scalable platform and plug-in suite for application-consistent data protection and clone management
  • SnapManager®: Application-consistent data backup and recovery for enterprise applications
Extended Value Software
  • OnCommand Insight: Flexible, efficient resource management for heterogeneous environments
  • SnapCenter Advanced: Service level objective (SLO) based automated protection setup, file catalog for search and restore, and backup to and restore from cloud
  • SnapLock®: Compliance software for write once, read many (WORM) protected data
  • Volume Encryption (free license): Granular, volume-level, data-at-rest encryption with multi-factor authentication

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