NetApp FAS2050A Clustered Filer Head w/20x 1TB SATA X298A-R5

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NetApp FAS2050A Clustered Filer Head w/20x 1TB SATA X298A-R5

NetApp FAS2050A Clustered Filer Head w/20x 1TB SATA X298A-R5 Overview

NetApp FAS2050A Clustered Filer Head w/20x 1TB SATA X298A-R5

This is a refurbished NetApp FAS2050A Clustered Filer Head w/20x 1TB SATA X298A-R5 with a 1-Year overnight parts replacement warranty. The FAS2000 Series is a highly scalable system designed for mid to large sized enterprises. The FAS2050A offers a cost effective approach to data protection with intelligent management software and integrated block and file-level data access. The FAS2050A is a 4U rack-mountable storage server which is clustered internally to double the performance and fail safe redundancy. The FAS2050A Clustered Filer Head w/20x 1TB SATA X298A-R5 provides 10/100/1000Base T Ethernet and 4/2/1 Gigabit FB (Fibre Channel) SAN connectivity with up to 20 internal SAS drives.

All used NetApp FAS2050A filers are rigorously tested on-site in our state-of-the-art hardware engineering lab. The highest quality of refurbishing, technical testing, and certification is guaranteed.

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Model Number: FAS2050A Clustered Filer Head w/20x 1TB SATA X298A-R5
Max. Raw Capacity: 104TB
Max. Number of Disk Drives: 104
Max. Volume Size: 16TB
ECC Memory (Single/Active): 2GB/4GB
Non-volatile Memory (Single/Active): 256MB/512MB

FAS2050A Clustered Filer Head w/20x 1TB SATA X298A-R5 Details:

  • 1 Year Overnight Parts Replacement Warranty Included.
  • Includes rail kits, power cables and all necessary accessories needed for installation.
  • SFPs, FC Cables, SAS Cables, etc available for shelf connections upon request. If filer and shelves are purchased together then all necessary cables are included with purchase at no extra charge.
  • Compatible Disk ShelvesDS4243, DS2246, DS14MK4, DS12MK2-AT, DS14MK2 (All Compatible Disk Shelves are Available)

Included Parts List:

  • 1x - FAS2050 Chassis
  • 20x- X298A-R5 DISK DRIVE, 1.0TB, 7.2K RPM, SATA
  • 2x - X3248A-R5 FAS2050,MOTHERBOARD,WITH MEM,R5
  • 2x - X515A-R5 FAS2050 POWER SUPPLY 114-00041
  • 8x - X6539-R6 4GB SFP
  • 4x - X6524-R6 2m LC-LC
  • 1x - X877B-R6 Rail Kit II,Cab,R6
  • 2x - X800E-R6-C. Power Cable North America,-C,R6

 Technical Highlights
 Maximum RAID Group Sizes  RAID 6 (RAID-DP™)
FC: 28 (26 data disks plus 2 parity disks)
SATA: 16 (14 data disks plus 2 parity disks)

FC: 14 (13 data disks plus 1 parity disk)
SATA: 7 (6 data disks plus 1 parity disk)
 SAN Protocol Support  Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) for SCSI; fabric-attached and direct-attached; 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 up to 500 per controller on FAS2050
 Volume/Aggregate Size  16TB
 Snapshot™ Copies  Up to 51,000 per controller on FAS2020 and up to 127,000 per controller on FAS2050
 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
Up to 24 SAN host connected servers on FAS2020 and up to 32 SAN host connected servers on FAS2050
 Supported Configurations  Controller Configurations
Single controller, active/active controller with clustered failover (CFO)
Back-End (Disk) Configurations
Dual-path, multipath HA storage(single loop)
 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)
RAID 6 is the recommended configuration for drives greater than 144GB.
Maximum volume/aggregate size is calculated using Base 2 arithmetic (1TB = 240 bytes).

 Scalability  FAS2050
 Max. Raw Capacity  104TB  104TB
 Max. Number of Internal Disk Drives  20  20
 Max. Number of Expansion Disk Drives  84  84
 Max. Number of Total Disk Drives (Internal + External)  104  104
 Max. Drives per Back-End (Disk) FC Loop  84  84
 ECC Memory  4GB  2GB
 Nonvolatile Memory  512MB  256MB
Maximum capacity is calculated using Base 10 arithmetic (1TB = 1012 bytes).

 Onboard I/O
 Onboard Fibre Channel Ports (target or initiator)  4 ports of 1, 2, or 4Gb
(auto sensing)
 4 ports of 1, 2, or 4Gb
(auto sensing)
 Onboard GbE Ports  4  2
 Modular I/O Slots  2  1

 I/O Card Support
 Dual port 4Gb FC Disk Adapter (max.)  2  1
 Dual port 4Gb FC Tape Adapter (max.)  2  1
 Dual GbE (copper or fiber) card (max.)  2  1

 Operating System  Network Appliance™ Data ONTAP®
 Operating Systems Supported  Windows® 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Linux®, Sun™ Solaris™, AIX, HP-UX, Mac® OS, VMware ESX
 Software Features  Standard
RAID manager, including RAID-DP
Fast Boot
Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP)
Maintenance Center
Clustered Failover
Single Mailbox Recovery
Manageability Software
Application Suite:
SnapManager® for Microsoft Exchange
SnapManager® for Microsoft SQL Server
SnapManager® for Microsoft Office SharePoint
SnapManager® for Oracle®
SnapManager® for SAP
Server Suite:
SnapDrive® for UNIX
SnapDrive® for Windows
Data Suite:
Protection Manager
Virtual File Manager™ - EE
Virtual File Manager™ - ME
Storage Suite:
CommandCentral™ Storage
File Storage Resource Manager
Operations Manager

 System Specifications  FAS2050
 AC Power/Current (line voltage for standalone systems dependent on local power distribution; system cabinets are 200 to 240VAC only)  88 to 264VAC, 11 to 6A, 50/60Hz
 Thermal Rating  2918 Btu/hr (rated), 2247 Btu/hr (typical)
 Weight (fully loaded)  110 lb (50 kg)
 Height  6.9" (17.5 cm), fits into 4U space
 Width  19" IEC rack-compliant (17.6", 44.9 cm)
 Depth  24" (61 cm)
 Operating Temperature, Altitude, and Relative Humidity  10° C to 40° C (50° F to 104° F); at
 Non operating Temperature and Relative Humidity  -40° C to 70° C (-40° F to 158° F); 8% to 80% relative humidity, non condensing, in original container
 Operating Acoustic Noise  = 60 dBA sound pressure (LpA) @ normal operating conditions (at 23°C and at sea level)
 Min. Cabinet Clearances for Airflow  25.4 cm (10 in) in front, 30.5 cm (12 in) in rear
 Min. Cabinet Clearances for Service  76.2 cm (30 in) in front, 76.2 cm (30 in) in rear
 Compliance  RoHS-compliant
 Safety/Emissions/Immunity  Safety: EN 60950, CE, CSA 60950, UL 60950, CB IEC60950-1 (all national deviations), EN60825-1, GOST-R, BSMI CNS14336, CCC GB 4943-2001, SABS, S Resolution 92-98
Emissions/Immunity: FCC Part 15 Class A, ICES-003, CE, MIC, VCCI, AS/NZS CISPR 22, EN55022, EN55024, IEC61000-3-2, IEC61000-3-3, CoC (South Africa), BSMI, KN22
EN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4, EN61000-4-5, EN61000-4-6, EN61000-4-11, KN24, CISPR 24

 Storage Specifications
 Disk Shelves Supported (Fibre Channel, SATA)  DS14mk4 FC, DS14mk2 FC, DS14mk2AT
Each w/14 low-profile slots for FC and SATA disk drives
 Disk Drive Support  Disks Supported on New Configurations
SAS: 144GB, 300GB disks
FC: 144GB, 300GB disks
SATA: 250GB, 500GB, 750GB disks

Disks Supported for Legacy (Controller Upgrade) Configurations
FC: 36GB, 72GB, 144GB, 300GB disks
SATA: 250GB, 320GB, 500GB, 750GB disks
 Disk Shelf Support  Shelves Supported on New Configurations
Embedded Switched Hub4 (ESH4)

Shelves Supported for Legacy (Controller Upgrade) Configurations
Embedded Switched Hub2 (ESH2)
 Internal Disk Drive Storage Interface  Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
 Disk Drive Storage Shelf Interface  Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL)
 Power Supply/Cooling Fans  Dual, redundant, hot-pluggable, integrated power supply/fan assemblies (220V/110V)
 AC Power/Max. Current  100 to 120VAC/3.95A; 200 to 240VAC/1.9A
 Thermal Rating  1,167 Btu/hr (fully loaded shelf)
 Operating Acoustic Noise  58 dBA sound pressure (LpA) @ normal operating conditions (at 23°C and at sea level)
 Dimensions (height/width/depth)  3 EIA U (5.25", 13.3 cm)/19" IEC rack-compliant (17.6", 44.7 cm)/20" (50.85 cm)
 Weight  77 lb (35 kg) fully loaded

 FC Switch Support—Tape/SAN
 Vendor  Model
 Brocade  Silkworm 2400/2800 (TapeSAN only)
 Brocade  Silkworm 3200/3250/3800/3850/3900/4100/12000/24000/200E
 McData  ES 3016/3032, Intrepid 6064/6140/ED-5000, Sphereon 3216/3232/4300/4400/4500/4700
 Cisco  MDS 9120/9140/9216/9506/9509/9513
FC = Fibre Channel; LVD = Low Voltage Differential

 NetApp Systems Cabinet
 20A and 30A single phase cabinets.

20A cabinet: Includes 4 power cords with NEMA L6-20 or IEC 309 or Australia AS/NZ53123-20 connectors

30A cabinet: Includes 2 power cords with NEMA L6-30 or IEC 309 connectors
 20A cabinet: controller and up to 6 DS-14 shelves
30A cabinet: controller and up to 6 DS-14 shelves
 AC Power  200 to 240VAC
 Current  Redundant power
20A cabinet: maximum 32A total
30A cabinet: maximum 24A total
 Dimensions (height/width/depth)  78.75" (200 cm)/23.6" (60 cm)/37.4" (95 cm)
 Min. Clearances  48" (122 cm) front and rear
 Shipping Height  90.6" (230 cm)
 Weight (empty)  275 lb (125 kg)

Associated Model Part Numbers:

  • FAS2050A Clustered Filer Head w/20x 1TB SATA X298A-R5
  • FAS2050A-20X1000-BASE2-R5
  • FAS2050A,20x1TB,Base2,R5
  • FAS2050A-20X1000-BASE-R5
  • FAS2050A,20x1TB,Base,R5

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