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FAS9000 Hybrid Flash Storage

Power business-critical apps with our leading hybrid-flash storage system.


Multiple Business Advantages

Simplify your Storage Environment Pictogram

Flexibly scale with Business Growth.

Expand to 138PB. Cluster with AFF all-flash systems. Integrate existing third-party storage arrays.

Accelerate Performance Pictogram

Accelerate applications with NVMe flash.

New architecture is designed for speed, with up to 50% higher performance than the previous generation.

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Maximize uptime.

Eliminate planned downtime and streamline maintenance. Add, upgrade, or retire storage during regular business hours.

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Reduce Risks.

Meet your goals for business continuity and security leveraging integrated data protection, built-in encryption, and multifactor authentication.


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Key Specifications
NAS Scaling 1–24 nodes (12 HA pairs)
Maximum drives (HDD/SSD) 17280/5,760
Maximum capacity 138PB
Maximum onboard NVMe Flash CacheTM 192TB
Maximum Flash PoolTM capacity 1,728TB
Maximum memory 12,288GB
SAN Scaling 1–12 nodes (6 HA pairs)
Maximum drives 8,640/2,880
Maximum capacity 69PB
Maximum onboard NVMe Flash Cache™ 96TB
Maximum Flash Pool capacity 864TB
Maximum memory 6,144GB
Cluster interconnect 2x 40GbE
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Per HA Pair Specifications (active-active dual controller)
Maximum capacity 11.5PB
Maximum drives (HDD/SSD) 1,440/480
Controller form factor Single 8U enclosure HA
Memory 1024GB
Maximum onboard NVMe Flash CacheTM 16TB
Maximum Flash Pool capacity 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 ONTAP 9.1 or higher

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)
DS460C (4U; 60 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: 29 (26 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 12,288
Number of supported SAN hosts 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
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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
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System Environment Specifications
Thermal Rating (at 200V) 6,219 BTU (typical)

6,505 BTU (worst case)
Power supply / cooling fans Dual, hot pluggable, integrated power supply/fan assemblies
AC input power voltage (autoranging, VRMS) 100-120V, 200-240V
AC input power frequency 50-60 Hz
Weight 214.46 lbs
Depth 30.8" (36.8" with cable management)
Operating temperature, altitude, and relative humidity 41°F to 113°F (5°C to 45°C); at ≤ 3,000m (at ≤ 10,000') elevation; 8% to 90% relative humidity, noncondensing
Nonoperating temperature and relative humidity

-40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C); at ≤ 12,192m (at ≤ 40,000') typical of unconditioned airplane cargo bay, 10% to 95% relative humidity, noncondensing, in original container

Operating acoustic noise FAS9000:
  • 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
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Rack Space 42U
Dimensions (height/weight/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" (76.3 cm) 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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    Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Primary Use Cases

Enterprise Applications

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

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

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Hybrid Cloud

Take advantage of cloud simplicity, scale, and flexibility for specific applications or workloads.

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Harness the power of ONTAP and OnCommand® software to simplify your data management and protection.

Capabilities Base Bundle

Included features and software:

Premium Bundle

A premium bundle is available for purchase that includes:

Flexible and Scalable
Unified support for SAN and NAS workloads All supported storage protocols included in configuration
Massively scalable, high-performance data containers FlexGroup
Resilient and Available
Double parity RAID protection RAID DP
Triple parity RAID protection RAID TEC
Redundant I/O paths for performance and availability Multipath I/O
High availability pair of active storage controllers Active-Active
Back-up, Disaster Recovery, and Compliance
Incremental point-in-time copies Snapshot
Asynchronous replication for back-up and disaster recovery SnapMirror
Synchronous mirroring to enable business continuity *MetroCluster
WORM file locking for data retention and compliance SnapLock Optional Optional
Reduce storage capacity requirements Inline Deduplication
Inline Compression
Additional storage efficiency with patented block-reduction technology Inline Compaction
Flexibly allocate disk storage space as needed Thin Provisioning
Create instant read/write virtual copies FlexClone
Increase usable storage capacity *Advanced Drive Partitioning
Automate placement of new workloads to balance utilization across the cluster Balanced Placement
Security and Multi-tenancy
Data-at-rest encryption using self-encrypting drives NetApp Storage Encryption (NSE)
Software-based data-at-rest encryption on any type of disk NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE) Optional Optional
Embedded key management Onboard Key Manager
Adaptive workload performance limits (maximums and minimums) in multitenant environments Storage Quality of Service (QoS)
Automatic Data Tiering
Automate tiering of cold data to the cloud (public and private) from all-SSD aggregates FabricPool Optional Optional
Accelerate hot data performance with read caching on flash media FlashCache
Accelerate hot data performance with read and write caching on aggregate of HDDs and SSDs Flash Pool
Management Software
Fast, simple configuration set-up and system management OnCommand System Manager
Monitor and proactively manage system health, protection, and performance OnCommand Unified Manager
Improve productivity by automating storage-management processes OnCommand Workflow Automation
Streamline storage management by integrating disparate software tools OnCommand API Services
Recover file systems or entire databases in an instant SnapRestore
Centralize application-consistent data protection and clone management SnapCenter
Simplify application-consistent configuration, backup, and restore SnapManager
Extended Value Software: Virtualization, Back-up and Infrastructure Management
Storage virtualization of third-party arrays **FlexArray Virtualization Optional Optional
Open platform for on-premises and hybrid cloud-based data center management OnCommand Insight Optional Optional
  • The ONTAP® 9 Base Bundle includes a set of software products that deliver leading data management, storage efficiency, data protection, security, scalability, and high performance.
  • To add capabilities onto the Base Bundle, the optional Premium Bundle includes additional NetApp technologies.
  • Optional extended value software is also available separately beyond the Base Bundle and Premium Bundle.

*Not available on all FAS systems. Check with your NetApp sales representative to determine availability.

**Not available with FAS2700, FAS2600, and FAS2500.

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