ONTAP Discussions

FAS8200 Scalability

Marius_Vasile

Hi Guys,

Is it any workaround that a FAS8200 can scale to 24 nodes in SAN mode.

Thank you

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

AlexDawson

Hi Marius,

 

I'd encourage you to work with your NetApp SE/TAM and Account Manager on this - where you're considering a 24 node environment, we're absolutely committed to meeting essentially any customer requirement.

 

The caveat is that the customer requirement should be considering terms of capacity, performance and resiliancy, not raw hardware. Delivering more with less is always better in terms of power, cooling, rackspace, operations and maintenance.

 

Feel free to reach out to me by message or email to first.last @ netapp.com if you would like me to reach out to our internal teams for you for better engagement

 

Thanks!

View solution in original post

4 REPLIES 4

SpindleNinja

Two 12 node clusters?     

 

Seriously though, you can try for an fPVR,  but I doubt it will happen.    The only time i've heard it being allowed outside of the spec is if you're replacing an HA pair in a cluster.   

 

Why the need for 24 nodes for FC?  

 

 

Hi,

Thank you for the hint with fpvr.

It is about performance reasons.

thnank you 

TMAC_CTG

Replace nodes with AFF models and upgrade the cluster network to 40/100g Ethernet (providing you are using nodes that can take advantage of the higher speeds)

AlexDawson

Hi Marius,

 

I'd encourage you to work with your NetApp SE/TAM and Account Manager on this - where you're considering a 24 node environment, we're absolutely committed to meeting essentially any customer requirement.

 

The caveat is that the customer requirement should be considering terms of capacity, performance and resiliancy, not raw hardware. Delivering more with less is always better in terms of power, cooling, rackspace, operations and maintenance.

 

Feel free to reach out to me by message or email to first.last @ netapp.com if you would like me to reach out to our internal teams for you for better engagement

 

Thanks!

View solution in original post

Announcements
NetApp on Discord Image

We're on Discord, are you?

Live Chat, Watch Parties, and More!

Explore Banner

Meet Explore, NetApp’s digital sales platform

Engage digitally throughout the sales process, from product discovery to configuration, and handle all your post-purchase needs.

NetApp Insights to Action
I2A Banner
Public