NetApp Storage Area Network (SAN) Appliance

NetApp FAS2000 Series

More powerful, affordable, and flexible storage solutions for midsized businesses and distributed enterprise environments.  

Start Right

  • Truly unified storage systems starting under $7,500
  • 2x performance of previous generation systems
  • Enterprise-class functionality at an affordable price

Keep It Simple

  • Installs in minutes with new, more powerful System Manager interface
  • Tight integration with your key applications, such as Windows® and virtualization environments
  • Cut storage costs by 50% with leading efficiency capabilities

Grow Smart

  • Protect your investment as your storage needs grow
  • Utilize the latest storage technologies
  • Powerful systems that can scale to 432TB

Learn more about how you can use the FAS2000 series for your growing storage needs:
•   FAS2000 Series datasheet (PDF)


Technical Highlights

SAN Protocol Support

Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) for SCSI (4/2/1Gb); fabric-attached and direct-attached; IP SAN (iSCSI)

Network Protocol Support    

NFS V2/V3/V4 over UDP or TCP, PCNFSD V1/V2 for (PC) NFS client authentication, Microsoft® CIFS, HTTP 1.0, HTTP 1.1 virtual hosts

LUNs   Up to 1,024
FlexVol® Volumes

Up to 200 per controller on FAS2020 and FAS2040; up to 500 per controller on FAS2050 and FAS2240

Snapshot™ Copies

Up to 51,000 per controller on FAS2020 and FAS2040; up to 127,000 per controller on FAS2050 and FAS2240

Number of Supported Hosts  

Up to 2 ports per controller configured as front-end (host) connectivity ports
Up to 4 directly connected servers per active-active configuration
Connected hosts per HA pair:

  • Up to 24 SAN connected servers on FAS2020
  • Up to 32 SAN connected servers on FAS2050
  • Up to 128 SAN connected servers on FAS2040 and FAS2240
Supported Configurations  

Controller Hardware Configurations
Single controller, active-active or active-passive controllers in an HA pair
Back-End (Disk) Configurations
Best practice: Dual-path with standalone and multipath HA storage  (MP-HA) for HA pairs
Supported: Single path with standalone or HA pairs

Operating in 7-Mode

  • FAS2020 and FAS2050 in Data ONTAP® 7.3.x
  • FAS2040 in Data ONTAP 7.3.2+, Data ONTAP 8.0, Data ONTAP 8.1
  • FAS2240 in Data ONTAP 8.1

Operating in Cluster-Mode

  • FAS2040 in Data ONTAP 8.0 and Data ONTAP 8.1
  • FAS2240 in Data ONTAP 8.1
Reliability Redundant hot-swappable controllers, cooling fans, and power supplies
Management  Full-duplex 10/100 Base-T Ethernet onboard console, diagnostic LED, Maintenance Center, SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL), host scripting, e-mail alerts
Security   Virus protection, SecureAdmin™, IPSec, CHAP authentication, role-based access control (RBAC


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