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AFF A-Series

AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

Accelerate business insights with the world’s fastest cloud-connected flash. Now powered by end-to-end NVMe.



Primary Use Cases

Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics

Deliver high performance for artificial-intelligence workloads, Hadoop, and NoSQL databases—including MongoDB and Cassandra.

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Enterprise Applications

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

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Consolidation and Virtualization

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

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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) 2-24 nodes (12 HA pairs) 2-24 nodes (12 HA pairs)
Maximum SSD 2880 2592 5760 4608 1,728
Maximum Raw Capacity 79.0PB/70.2PiBB 79.0PB/70.2PiB 175.7PB/156.0PiB 140.5PB/124.8PiB 48.3PB/42.9PiB
Effective Capacity [1] 316.3PB/280.8PiB 316.3PB/280.8PiB 702.7PB/623.8PiB 562.2PB/499.0PiB 193.3PB/171.6PiB
Maximum Memory 15,360GB 12,288GB 12,288GB 3,072GB 768GB
SAN Scale-out 2-12 nodes (6 HA pairs) 2-12 nodes (6 HA pairs) 2-12 nodes (6 HA pairs) 2-12 nodes (6 HA pairs) 2-12 nodes (6 HA pairs)
Maximum SSD 1440 1296 2880 2304 864
Maximum Raw Capacity 39.6PB/35.1PiB 39.6PB/35.1PiB 87.8PB/78.0PiB 70.3PB/62.4PiB 24.2PB/21.4PiB
Effective Capacity [1] 158.2PB/140.4PiB 158.2PB/140.4PiB 351.4PB/311.9PiB 281.1PB/249.5PiB 96.7PB/85.5PiB
Maximum Memory 7680GB 6144GB 6144GB 1536GB 384GB
Cluster Interconnect 4x 100GbE 4x 40GbE 4x 40GbE 4x 10GbE 4x 10GbE
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Per HA Pair Specifications (active-active dual controller)
Maximum SSD 240 216 480 384 144
Maximum Raw Capacity 6.6PB/5.8PiB 6.6PB/5.8PiB 14.6PB/13.0PiB 11.7PB/10.4PiB 4.0PB/3.6PiB
Effective Capacity [1] 26.4PB/23.4PiB 26.4PB/23.4PiB 58.6PB/52.0PiB 46.9PB/41.6PiB 16.6PB/14.3PiB
Controller Chassis Form Factor 4U chassis with two HA controllers and 48 SSD slots 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 1280GB 1024GB 1024GB 256GB 64GB
NVRAM/NVMEM 64GB 32GB 64GB 16GB 8GB
PCIe Expansion Slots 8 8 20 4 n/a
Onboard I/O: 100GbE / 40GbE 4x 100GbE or 4x 40GbE 4x 40GbE n/a n/a n/a
Onboard I/O: UTA2 (16Gb FC, 10GbE/ FCoE) n/a n/a n/a 8 8
Onboard I/O: 10GbE n/a n/a n/a 4 4
Onboard I/O: config only 10Gbase-T n/a n/a n/a 4 n/a
Onboard I/O: 12Gb SAS n/a n/a n/a 8 4
Storage Networking Supported NVMe/FC; FC; iSCSI; NFS; pNFS; CIFS/SMB NVMe/FC; FC; iSCSI; NFS; pNFS; CIFS/SMB NVMe/FC; FC; FCoE; iSCSI; NFS; pNFS; CIFS/SMB FC; FCoE; iSCSI; NFS; pNFS; CIFS/SMB
OS Version ONTAP 9.4 RC1 or later ONTAP 9.1 GA or later ONTAP 9.1 RC1 or later ONTAP 9.4RC1 or later
High-Availability SAS in-band management over SAS connections; Ethernet-based baseboard management controller (BMC) and ONTAP management interface; redundant hot-swappable controllers and power supplies 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 9.4

Cluster Configurations

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

MetroCluster™ over TCP/IP configurations for synchronous replication

  • 4-node: two 2-node switched or switchless clusters with Ethernet connections between DR sites

MetroCluster™ over TCP/IP configurations for synchronous replication in ONTAP 9.3 and later

  • 4-node: two 2-node switched or switchless clusters with Ethernet connections between DR sites

MetroCluster™ configurations for synchronous replication

  • 2-nod
  • 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)

MetroCluster™ configurations for synchronous replication

  • 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)
Supported Internal SSDs 15.3TB (coming soon), 7.6 TB, 3.8TB, and 1.9TB 3.8TB self-encrypting[2] (coming soon) 30.5TB, 15.3TB, 7.6TB, 3.8TB, and 960GB 3.8TB self-encrypting[2] 30.5TB, 15.3TB, 7.6TB, 3.8TB, and 960GB 3.8TB and 800GB self-encrypting[2] 30.5TB (external only), 15.3TB, 7.6TB, 3.8TB, and 960GB 3.8TB and 800GB self-encrypting[2]
Supported Storage Shelves and SSDs

6 drive NVMe packs for add on internal storage 6 drive NVMe packs for add on storage

Supported as part of upgrades DS224C with all supported SSDs DS2246 with all supported SSDs

Configured with new systems:

  • Storage shelf: DS224C; 2U 24 drive, 12Gbps SAS
    • SSDs: 15.3TB, 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, 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

[2] Self-encrypting SSDs are AES-256, FIPS 140-2 compliant

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

400TiB in ONTAP 9.1 versions

800TiB in ONTAP 9.2 and later

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Maximum port counts include both onboard and expansion card or module ports (per HA pair)
100GbE ports (autoranging to 40GbE) 20 n/a n/a n/a n/a
40GbE ports (autoranging to 10GbE) n/a 16 32 8 n/a
FC target ports (32Gb autoranging) 32 8 64 8 n/a
FC target ports (16Gb autoranging) 32 16 64 24 8
FC target ports (8Gb or 4Gb) 32 (8Gb only) 16 64 24 8
FCoE target ports, UTA2 n/a n/a 64 24 8
10GbE ports 32 n/a 64 20 12
10Gbase-T ports (1GbE autoranging) n/a n/a 64 12 n/a
12Gb/6Gb SAS ports n/a 16 64 24 4
FC initiator ports 32 24 64 24 8
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System Environment Specifications
Thermal Rating (at 200VAC)

6,369 BTU/hr (typical)

7,693 BTU/hr (worst case)

Unified 100GbE with 32Gb FC dual-controller configuration with 48x 7.6 TB NVMe SSD

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 SAS I/O modules

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

Weight

134.7 lb (61.1 kg)

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

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 40GbE, 32GbE FC and 12Gb SAS I/O modules 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 4U 10U (8U + 2U shelf) 5U (3U + 2U shelf) 2U
Width 19" IEC rack-compliant (17.6", 44.7 cm)
Depth 34.5” (36.6” with cable management bracket) 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 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°C and at sea level)
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 8.0 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 62.8 dB

Unified 100GbE with 32Gb FC dual-controller configuration with 48x 7.6 TB NVMe SSD

  • 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) 78.75" (200 cm)/23.6" (60 cm)/44.3" (112.5 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
Current 30A Single Phase or 3-Phase
Weight (empty) 307 lbs (138 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. For information on AFF A200, the predecessor of AFF A220, click here.
  4. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Multiple Business Advantages

Integrate with the cloud Pictogram

Integrate with the cloud.

Respond fast to changing business demands. Seamless, maximum cloud integration; scale-out; and nondisruptive upgrade to NVMe-oF (NVMe over Fabrics) technologies give you the edge.

Accelerate business Pictogram

Accelerate business.

Speed up enterprise applications, AI, and data analytics with up to 11.4M IOPS and the industry’s first end-to-end NVMe support. Optimize performance control with adaptive QoS.

Transform data-center economics Pictogram

Transform data-center economics.

Conserve power by 15x and footprint by 37x. Leverage the industry’s first support of 30TB SSDs.

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

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, and Unified Manager
  • Scalable NAS container: FlexGroup
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®: 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 (optional)
  • NVMeTM over Fibre Channel (NVMe/FC) protocol: faster and more efficient host connection than original Fibre Channel
  • OnCommand Insight: Flexible, efficient resource management for heterogeneous environments
  • SnapLock®: Compliance software for write once, read many (WORM) protected data
  • Volume Encryption (free license): Granular, volume-level, data-at-rest encryption
  • FabricPool: Automatic data tiering to the cloud

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