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NetApp FAS3240 Filer Head (Controller) Enterprise Storage System

NetApp FAS3240 Filer Head (Controller)

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NetApp FAS3240 Filer Head (Controller)

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NetApp FAS3240 Enterprise Storage System

Maximum Raw Capacity (HA): 1800TB
Maximum Disk Drives: 600
Controller Form Factor: 3U
Max Memory: 16GB
Max Cache: 1GB
Disk Type: Fibre Channel, SSD/Flash, NL-SAS, SATA, SAS
Disk Form Factor: 2.5" & 3.5"
Host Connectivity: 4Gb Fibre Channel (FC), 8Gb Fibre Channel (FC)
Storage Protocols Supported: CIFS (NAS), Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), FTP, HTTP, iSCSI (IP SAN), NFS (NAS)
Supported RAID: RAID 4, RAID 6 (RAID-DP)

*Available in Single or Dual Controller ('C' Cluster / 'A' Active-Active / 'HA' High-Availability). Call for Details and Pricing



The FAS3240 is a midrange platform tailored to deliver the performance, expandability, and capacity scaling critical to the needs of your growing business. Fully Flash-ready systems support internal Flash, solid-state disk (SSDs), and advanced server cache, so you can achieve optimum performance while minimizing your total investment in Flash, which significantly reduces the total storage capacity you need. FAS3240 easily scales performance and capacity without disrupting operations bringing a new level of agility to midrange storage.

The FAS3240 provides up to 80% more I/O per second, enabling you to drive your business faster. You can easily boost performance by using the broad range of Flash products in the NetApp Virtual Storage Tier. FAS3240 can be configured with up to 2TB of high-speed Flash Cache PCIe cards or Flash Pools of SSDs. Flash Pool allows you to combine SSDs and HDDs; workloads get the performance benefits of SSDs with the capacity of HDDs.

The FAS3240 supports a maximum raw capacity of 1200TB and can utilize up to 600 drives. Supporting FC, FCoE, IP SAN (iSCSI), NFS, CIFS, HTTP, FTP networking protocols, the FAS3240 can scale out for any enterprise environment while utilizing Data ONTAP 8.

FAS3240 Technical Specifications

Active-Active (HA) Dual Controller Specifications
Maximum Drives 600
Maximum Raw Capacity 1200TB
Controller Form Factor Dual enclosure HA; two controllers in two 3U chassis, total of 6U
Memory 16GB
Max Flash Cache 1TB
PCIe Expansion Slots 12
Onboard I/O: 4Gb FC 4
Onboard I/O: 6Gb SAS 4
Onboard I/O: GbE 4
Storage Networking Supported FC, FCoE, IP SAN (iSCSI), NFS, CIFS, HTTP, FTP
OS Version Data ONTAP 8
Supported Configurations Highly available controller configurations
- Active-Active controller with controller failover and multi-path HA storage
- Active-Active controller with stretch (nonswitch) and fabric-attached MetroCluster
Storage Acceleration Appliance SA320
Disk Shelves Supported DS2246 (2U; 24 drives - 2.5" SAS SFF)
DS4243 (4U; 24 drives - 3.5" SATA/SAS/SSD)
DS14mk2 and DS14mk4 (3U; 14 drives, 3.5" FC/SATA)
Maximum RAID 6 (RAID-DP) Group Sizes FC - 28 (26 data disks plus 2 parity disks)
SATA - 20 (18 data disks plus 2 parity disks)
Maximum RAID 4 Group Sizes FC - 14 (13 data disks plus 1 parity disk)
SATA - 7 (6 data disks plus 1 parity disk)
Operating Systems Supported Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Linux, Sun Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Mac OS, Vmware, ESX
Maximum Number of LUNs 4096
Number of Supported SAN Hosts Up to 512 hosts per HA pair
Up to 24 directly connected servers per HA pair
FlexVol Volumes Up to 500 per controller
Snapshot Copies Up to 127,000
Maximum Volume/Aggregate Size 50TB
Maximum Port Counts Below Includes Integrated Ports and PCIe Expansion Slots

FC Target Ports (8Gb/4Gb) (max)


10GbE, FCoE Target Ports (max)


GbE Ports (max)


6Gb SAS Ports (max)


FC Initiator Ports (max)

Maximum Adapters

Dual 10GbE (optical or copper)


Quad GbE (copper)


Dual 10GbE FCoE SAN Unified Target Adapter (optical or copper)


8Gb FC Target (optical)


Dual 8Gb VI FC for SnapMirror®


Flash Cache (PAM II) (512GB)


Flash Cache (PAM II) (256GB)


Quad 6Gb SAS Storage HBA


Quad 4Gb FC Storage/Tape HBA

Additional Technical Specifications for Single and HA Configurations
Maximum Raw Capacity (HA) 1200TB
Recommended Min Raw Capacity Array LUNs (GB) N/A
Absolute Min Raw Capacity Array LUNs (GB) N/A
Maximum Storage Devices (HA) 600 Disks
Max DS2246 Shelves (HA) 25
Max DS4243 Shelves (HA) 25
Max DS4246 Shelves (HA) 25
Max DS4486 Shelves (HA) 13
Max DS14-Class Shelves (HA) 43 with IOXM
30 without IOXM
Max Nodes per Cluster (NAS) Not Supported
Max Nodes per Cluster (SAN) Not Supported
Aggregate Size 32 bit (TiB) 16
Aggregate Size 64 bit (TiB) 180
Min Size for an Array LUN Aggregate (GB) N/A
Flex Volume Size 32 bit (TiB) 16
Flex Volume Size 64 bit (TiB) 50
Max Infinite Volume Data Constituent Size (TiB) Not Supported
Max Volume Count (Single) 500
Max Array LUN Size (GB) N/A
Min Array LUN Size (GB) N/A
Min Array LUN Size - Root Volume (GB) N/A
Min Root Volume Size (Single/HA) 216GB / 216GB
Spare Core Array LUN Min Size (GB) N/A
Max RAID Groups in an Aggregate N/A
Block Size (Bytes) N/A
Chassis Height 5.12"
Chassis Width 17.60"
Chassis Depth 23.90"
Rack Units (Single/HA) 3U/6U (with IOXM)
3U/3U (without IOXM)
Operating Temperature Range 50°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature Range -40° to 158°F
Input Power Voltage 100v to 120v, 200v to 240v
Processor (Single) 1x 64-bit 4-Core 2.33Ghz
Memory (Single/HA) 8GB/16GB
NVRAM (Single) 1GB (NVMEM)
Ethernet Ports (Single) 2x RJ45 (1Gbps)
Fibre Channel Ports (Single) 2x SFP (4Gbps)
UTA2 Ports (Single) N/A
Expansion Slots (Single) 2x PCIe (without IOXM)
6x PCIe (with IOXM)
SAS Ports (Single) 2x QSFP (6Gbps)
Max Back-End FC Loops (HA) 26 (with IOXM)
5 (without IOXM)
Min Version of Data ONTAP 7 7.3.5
Min Version of Data ONTAP 8 (both modes) 8.0.1, 8.1, 8.2RC1, 8.3RC1
Max Version of Data ONTAP 8 (both modes) 8.0.5, 8.1.4, 8.2.4, 8.3.2RC1

Ask about our NetApp Disk Shelves! We can create custom Turn-Key configurations based on your needs!

Additional Information

Manufacturer NetApp
Mfg Part Number(s) FAS3240
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