ONTAP Hardware

SSD with FAS



i got a few simple Questions about V-Series and SSD (i think they are easy but i didn´t find some up-to-date documentation)

- as far as i know is the only possibility to use SSD with NetApp´s V-Series or is there a possibility to use SSD with FAS Systems as well ?

- my latest information about SSD is that NetApp Supports only the RamSan-500 from Texas Memory Systems. Is this correct ?

- Do i have to possibility to use "normal" Disks when i already use SSD ? I mean could i use SSD and FC concurrent ?

best regards




Currently SSDs are only supported on V-Series.  Talk to your sales team about FAS (can't talk futures here).

Currently only certain TMS arrays are supported with V-Series

You can use NTAP shelves and SSDs on the same V-Series starting with ONTAP 7.3 (7.3.2+ are GD releases).

As stated already in this thread, FlashCache is available on FAS today and works for lots of environments.


AFAIK NetApp looking for "classic" SSD inside disk shelves, but it's still a future plans.

Look at Flash Cache (PAM-II) as a more advanced and smart approach.

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