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NetApp FAS3250 Filer Head (Controller) Enterprise Storage System

NetApp FAS3250 Filer Head (Controller)

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NetApp FAS3250 Filer Head (Controller)

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NetApp FAS3250 Enterprise Storage System

Maximum Raw Capacity (HA): 2880TB
Maximum Disk Drives: 720
Controller Form Factor: 3U
Max Memory: 40GB
Max Cache: 2GB
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, 16Gb Fibre Channel, 10Gb Fibre Channel Over Ethernet (FCoE), 10 GbE
Storage Protocols Supported: CIFS (NAS), Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), FTP, SMB, iSCSI (IP SAN), NFS (NAS), HTTP
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 FAS3250 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. FAS3250 easily scales performance and capacity without disrupting operations bringing a new level of agility to midrange storage.

The FAS3250 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. FAS3250 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 FAS3250 supports a maximum raw capacity of 2160TB and can utilize up to 720 drives. Supporting FC, FCoE, IP SAN (iSCSI), NFS, CIFS, HTTP, FTP networking protocols, the FAS3250 can scale out for any enterprise environment while utilizing Data ONTAP 8.1.2 or later OS versions.

FAS3250 Technical Specifications

Active-Active (HA) Dual Controller Specifications
Maximum Drives 720
Maximum Raw Capacity 2160TB
Controller Form Factor Dual enclosure HA; two controllers in two 3U chassis, total of 6U
Memory 40GB
Maximum Total Flash 2TB
PCIe Expansion Slots 12
Onboard I/O: 4Gb FC 4
Onboard I/O: 6Gb SAS 4
Onboard I/O: GbE 4
Standard I/O: 10GbE or 8Gb FC 4
Storage Networking Supported FC, FCoE, IP SAN (iSCSI), NFS, CIFS, HTTP, FTP
OS Version Data ONTAP 8.1.2 and later
Operating Systems Supported Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Linux, Sun Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Mac OS, Vmware, ESX
Disk Shelves DS2246 (24 drives - 2.5" SAS SFF)
DS4243 (24 drives - 3.5" SATA/SAS/SSD)
DS4246 (24 drives - 3.5" SATA/SSD, mixed Flash Pool configurations)
DS4486 (48 drives - 3.5" SATA)
Additional Technical Specifications for Single and HA Configurations
Maximum Raw Capacity (HA) 2880TB
Recommended Min Raw Capacity Array LUNs (GB) N/A
Absolute Min Raw Capacity Array LUNs (GB) N/A
Maximum Storage Devices (HA) 720 Disks
Max DS2246 Shelves (HA) 30
Max DS4243 Shelves (HA) 30
Max DS4246 Shelves (HA) 30
Max DS4486 Shelves (HA) 15
Max DS14-Class Shelves (HA) 52 with 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) 105
Min Size for an Array LUN Aggregate (GB) N/A
Flex Volume Size 32 bit (TiB) 16
Flex Volume Size 64 bit (TiB) 70
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) 250GB / 250GB
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)
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) 2x 64-bit 4-Core 2.33Ghz
Memory (Single/HA) 20GB/40GB
NVRAM (Single) 2GB (NVMEM)
Ethernet Ports (Single) 2x RJ45 (1Gbps)
Fibre Channel Ports (Single) 2x SFP (4Gbps)
UTA2 Ports (Single) N/A
Expansion Slots (Single) 6x PCIe (with IOXM)
SAS Ports (Single) 2x QSFP (6Gbps)
Max Back-End FC Loops (HA) 14 (with IOXM)
Min Version of Data ONTAP 7 N/A
Min Version of Data ONTAP 8 (both modes) 8.1.2RC2, 8.2RC1, 8.3RC1
Max Version of Data ONTAP 8 (both modes) 8.1.4, 8.2.4, 8.3.2RC1

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Additional Information

Manufacturer NetApp
Mfg Part Number(s) FAS3250
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