All Flash FAS systems come with NetApp® ONTAP® storage software and advanced data management and data protection tools.

See AFF8000 Software for more details on software offered with all-flash AFF8000



 AFF8080 EXAFF8060AFF8040
NAS Scale-out1-24 nodes (12 HA Pairs)
Maximum SSD576057604608
Maximum Raw Capacity: All-Flash88.5PB/78.6PiB22.12PB/19.65PiB17.7PB/15.7PiB
Effective Capacity[*]366.6PB/325.6PiB
Maximum Memory3,072GB1,536GB768GB
SAN Scale-out1-8 nodes (4 HA Pairs)
Maximum SSD192019201536
Maximum Raw Capacity26.2PB/23.3PiB7.37PB/6.55PiB5.9PB/5.2PiB
Effective Capacity[*]122.2PB/108.5PiB30.54PB/27.12PiB24PB/21.3PiB
Maximum Memory1,024GB512GB256GB
Cluster Interconnect2, 4, or 6 10GbE2 or 4 10GbE2 or 4 10GbE

[*]Effective capacity based on 5:1 storage efficiency ratios with the maximum number of SSDs installed. Actual ratio is up to 10:1 and higher depending on workloads and use cases.

Per HA Pair Specifications (active-active dual controller)

 AFF8080 EXAFF8060AFF8040
Maximum SSD480480384
Maximum Raw Capacity: All-Flash7.4PB/6.6PiB1.84PB/1.64PiB1.47PB/1.28PiB
Effective Capacity[*]30.6PB/27.1PiB7.63PB/6.78PiB6.1PB/5.4PiB
Controller Form FactorDual-enclosure HA;
2 controllers and 2 IOXMs in two 6U chassis; total of 12U or single-enclosure HA;
2 controllers in single 6U chassis
Dual-enclosure HA;
2 controllers and 2 IOXMs in two 6U chassis; total of 12U or single-enclosure HA;
2 controllers in single 6U chassis
Single-enclosure HA;
2 controllers in single 6U chassis
PCIe Expansion Slots6 or 248 or 248
Onboard I/O: UTA2 (10GbE/FCoE, 16Gb FC)888
Onboard I/O: 10GbE888
Onboard I/O: GbE888
Onboard I/O: 6Gb SAS888
Storage Networking SupportedFC; FCoE; iSCSI; NFS; pNFS; CIFS/SMB
OS VersionData ONTAP 8.3 or higher; Data ONTAP 8.3.1 or later for AFF8080 EX single-chassis HA.
High-Availability FeaturesAlternate Control Path (ACP); Ethernet-based service processor and Data ONTAP management interface; redundant hot-swappable controllers, cooling fans, power supplies, and optics
Supported ConfigurationsCluster Configurations
  • Two-node switchless or switched cluster
  • HA nodes within a Data ONTAP cluster
MetroCluster™ Configurations (DataONTAP 8.3.1 and later)
  • Single or two-node clusters at each site
Disk Shelves Supported

DS2246 (2U; 24 drives, 2.5" SFF)

DS224C (2u; 24 drives, 2.5" SFF)

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, ONTAP 9)

SSDs and Performance HDDs: 29 (26 data disks plus 3 parity disks)

Capacity HDDs: 21 (18 data disks plus 3 parity disks)


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


SSD: 14 (13 data disks plus 1 parity disk)

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

Host Operating Systems SupportedWindows® 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 LUNs12,000 per node
Number of Supported SAN HostsUp to 512 hosts per HA pair
FlexVol® VolumesUp to 1,000 per controller
Snapshot® CopiesUp to 127,000
Maximum Volume Size100TiB100TiB100TiB
Maximum Aggregate Size400TiB400TiB324TiB

Maximum port count includes integrated ports and PCIe expansion slots per HA pair

FC Target Ports (16Gb autoranging)32 or 646424
FC Target Ports (4Gb or 8Gb)32 or 646440
FCoE Target Ports, UTA (max.)323224
10GbE Ports (max.)32 or 646432
GbE Ports (max.)30 or 727240
6Gb SAS Ports (max.)32 or 565640
FC Initiator Ports (max.)32 or 727240
Maximum Adapters
Dual 10GbE (optical or copper)6 or 16168
Dual 10Gbase-T (RJ-45,CAT 6A-E)6 or 16168
Quad GbE (copper)6 or 16168
Dual 10GbE/FCoE 16Gb FC Unified Target Adapter 2 (UTA2, optical or copper for 10GbE/FCoE deployments, optical for 16Gb FC)6 or 24248
8Gb FC Target6 or 16168
Quad 6Gb SAS Storage HBA6 or 12128
Quad 4Gb FC Storage/Tape HBA (fiber)6 or 16168

[*]Effective capacity based on 5:1 storage efficiency ratios with the maximum number of SSDs installed. Actual ratio is up to 10:1 and higher depending on workloads and use cases.

System Environmental Specifications

 AFF8080 EXAFF8060AFF8040
Thermal Rating (at 200V)Dual Chassis: 2,880 BTU (typical, per enclosure);

3,252 BTU (worst case, per enclosure)

Single Chassis: 2,696 BTU (typical); 3809 (worst case)
2,031 BTU (typical)

2,362 BTU (worst case)
1,495 BTU (typical)

1,843 BTU (worst case)
Weight125.7 lb121 lb121 lb
Height12U or 6U12U or 6U6U
Width19" IEC rack-compliant (17.6", 44.7 cm)
Depth24.3" (28.9" with cable management)
Operating Temperature, Altitude, and Relative Humidity10° C to 40° C (50° F to 104° F); at <= 3,000 m (at <= 10,000' feet) elevation; 20% to 80% relative humidity, noncondensing (28° C wet bulb temperature)
Nonoperating Temperature and Relative Humidity-40° C to 65° C (-40° F to 149° F); 5% to 95% relative humidity, noncondensing, in original container
Operating Acoustic NoiseAFF8040/AFF8060:
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 7.6 Bel
  • Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander positions): 62.9 dB
AFF8080 EX:
  • Declared sound power (LwAd) per ISO 9296: 7.6 Bel @ normal operating conditions (at 23 °C and at sea level)

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

NetApp Systems Cabinet

 AFF8080 EXAFF8060AFF8040
Rack Space42U
Dimensions (height/width/depth)78.75" (200 cm)/23.6" (60 cm)/44.3" (112.5 cm)
Minimum Cabinet Clearances for Airflow10" (25.4 cm) front and 12" (30.5 cm) rear
Minimum Cabinet Clearances for Service30" (76.3 cm) front and rear, 12" top
AC Power200 to 240VAC
Current30A Single Phase or 3-Phase
Weight (empty)307 lbs (138 kg)
FeaturesSplit rear door with cable egress opening, reversible front door (left or right handed)

FC and FCoE Switch Support

AFF8080 EXAFF8060AFF8040
NetApp offers broad support for FC and FCoE switches. A list of switches available through NetApp can be found here. For the complete list of supported switches, please consult the interoperability matrix found on the NetApp support site. Login access is required.