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TECHNICAL FAQ

FAS/V3200 Technical FAQ


Chris Lueth, NetApp March 2011

Note: Updated and new questions are answered in red font.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 FAS/V3200 OVERVIEW.............................................................................................................. 5
1.1 1.2 1.3 WHAT IS THE FAS/V3200 SERIES PLATFORM? ...................................................................................... 5 WHAT ARE THE KEY FEATURES PROVIDED BY THE FAS/V3200 REFRESH? ..................................... 5 WHAT ARE THE FAS/V3200 MODEL TRANSITIONS? .............................................................................. 5

FAS/V3200 CONTROLLER, I/O EXPANSION MODULE, AND CHASSIS ............................... 6


2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 WHAT COMPONENTS MAKE UP THE FAS/V3200? ................................................................................. 6 WHAT IS THE RACK UNIT FOR THE FAS/V3200 COMPONENTS? .......................................................... 6 HOW ARE THE CONTROLLER AND IOXM USED WITH THE FAS/V3200 CHASSIS? ............................. 6 WHAT ARE THE FAS/V3200 MODEL NUMBERS? .................................................................................... 6 WHAT MODEL STRING EXTENSIONS ARE USED TO DENOTE HA AND THE PRESENCE OF IOXM? . 6 ARE THE FAS/V3200 CONTROLLER AND IOXM HOT-SWAPPABLE? .................................................... 6 WHAT ARE THE FAS3200 SPARE KIT PART NUMBERS? ....................................................................... 6

FAS/V3200 ACTIVE-ACTIVE AND STANDALONE CONFIGURATIONS ................................ 7


3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 WHAT STANDALONE AND HA CONFIGURATIONS ARE SUPPORTED ON FAS/V3200? ...................... 7 WHAT IS THE NAMING CONVENTION FOR THE FAS/V3200 CONFIGURATIONS?................................ 7 WHAT IS THE RACK UNIT FOR THE THREE FAS/V3200 CONFIGURATIONS? ...................................... 7 WHAT FIELD UPGRADES ARE AVAILABLE WITH THE FAS/V3200? ..................................................... 7 DOES HARDWARE-ASSISTED TAKEOVER WORK ON THE FAS/V3200? .............................................. 7 WHAT IS THE INTERCONNECT IN FAS/V3200 SERIES HA CONFIGURATIONS? .................................. 8 ARE THERE ANY SINGLE POINTS OF FAILURE IN THE FAS/V3200? .................................................... 8 IS METROCLUSTER AVAILABLE ON THE FAS/V3200 SERIES?............................................................. 8 IS THE FAS/V3200 SERIES ALSO AVAILABLE AS V-SERIES? ............................................................... 8 IS A FLEXCACHE VERSION OF THE FAS/V3200 AVAILABLE? .............................................................. 8 WHICH CHASSIS BAY IS USED FOR CONTROLLERS AND IOXM? ........................................................ 8

FAS/V3200 SYSTEM FEATURES.............................................................................................. 8


4.1 4.2 HOW MUCH MEMORY AND NVRAM DOES THE FAS/V3200 HAVE? ...................................................... 8 WHAT TYPE OF PROCESSORS AND HOW MANY PROCESSING CORES DOES THE FAS/V3200 HAVE? 9 WHICH DATA ONTAP RELEASES ARE REQUIRED FOR THE FAS/V3200? ........................................... 9 WHICH DATA ONTAP BUILD DOES THE FAS/V3200 USE?..................................................................... 9 ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS WITH RUNNING DATA ONTAP 7.3.5 ON FAS/V3200? ... 9 HOW ARE NVLOG CONTENTS PROTECTED ON THE FAS/V3200 UPON DIRTY SHUTDOWN? ........... 9

4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6

4.7 HOW LONG WILL NVMEM BATTERY BACKUP LAST, AND HOW LONG TO RECHARGE A COMPLETELY DISCHARGED NVMEM BATTERY? ....................................................................................................................... 9 4.8 4.9 DOES THE FAS/V3200 HAVE AN LCD DISPLAY? .................................................................................... 9 DOES THE FAS/V3200 SERIES SUPPORT REMOTE MANAGEMENT? ................................................... 9

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4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE NEW SERVICE PROCESSOR MANAGEMENT FEATURES? ..................... 10 IS THE SP CONNECTED TO BOTH THE ETHERNET AND THE SERIAL CONSOLE? ........................... 10 IS THE SP AN FRU LIKE THE RLM?........................................................................................................ 10 IS THERE A NEW COMMAND TO ADMINISTER THE SP? ..................................................................... 10 WHAT ARE THE SP FIRMWARE LEVELS? ............................................................................................. 10 WHAT ARE THE BIOS LEVELS ON THE FAS/V3200? ............................................................................ 10 THERE IS NO NMI BUTTON ON FAS/V3200HOW DO I GENERATE A CORE? .................................. 10 WHAT ARE THE SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS IN FAS/V3200? ..................................................................... 10 WHAT IS THE BOOT MEDIUM IN FAS/V3200?........................................................................................ 10

FAS/V3200 I/O .......................................................................................................................... 10


5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 WHAT KIND OF EXPANSION SLOTS DOES THE FAS/V3200 HAVE? ................................................... 10 ARE THERE ANY BEST PRACTICES FOR USING THE CONTROLLER AND IOXM SLOTS? ............... 11 WHAT ON-BOARD I/O PORTS DOES THE FAS/V3200 HAVE FOR DATA ACCESS? ........................... 11 CAN THE ON-BOARD FC PORTS BE USED IN TARGET OR INITIATOR MODE? ................................. 11 DO THE FAS3200 ON-BOARD FC PORTS SHIP WITH SFP INSTALLED? ............................................. 11

5.6 CAN THE X2054A OR X2054B FC HBAS BE MIGRATED TO THE FAS3200 AS PART OF A HEAD SWAP UPGRADE? ........................................................................................................................................................... 11 5.7 ARE THERE POTENTIAL ISSUES MIGRATING A X2054A ADAPTER TO A FAS3200 AS PART OF A HEAD SWAP UPGRADE?................................................................................................................................................ 11 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 WHAT MANAGEMENT INTERFACES DOES THE FAS/V3200 HAVE? ................................................... 12 WHAT IS THE SAS ACP PORT? .............................................................................................................. 12 HOW ARE THE HA INTERCONNECT PORTS USED ON FAS/V3200? ................................................... 12 DO THE HA INTERCONNECTION PORTS REQUIRE SPECIAL SFP+? .................................................. 12 HOW DO I ORDER THE HA INTERCONNECTION SFP+? ....................................................................... 12 WHEN USED EXTERNALLY HOW ARE THE HA INTERCONNECTION PORTS CONNECTED? ........... 12

5.14 WHAT HAPPENS IF A CUSTOMER WANTS TO USE THE SAME TCP/IP ADDRESSES AND SUBNET AS THE HA PORTS ARE USING? ...................................................................................................................................... 12 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 CAN OPTICAL AND COPPER CABLES BE USED WITH THE HA INTERCONNECT PORTS? .............. 12 WHICH HA CABLES ARE SUPPORTED ON THE FAS/V3200? .............................................................. 13 ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS WITH CLUSTER-MODE ON FAS/V3200? ...................... 13 IS THE EXTERNAL USB PORT SUPPORTED? ....................................................................................... 13

FAS/V3200 STORAGE ............................................................................................................. 13


6.1 WHAT ARE THE MAXIMUM SPINDLE COUNTS AND CAPACITIES SUPPORTED ON THE FAS/V3200 SERIES? 13 WHAT ARE THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE SIZES ON THE FAS/V3200 SERIES? ................................. 13 WHAT SHELVES AND SHELF MODULES ARE SUPPORTED ON THE FAS/V3200 SERIES? .............. 14 WHICH HARD DISK DRIVES (HDDS) ARE SUPPORTED IN FAS/V3200? .............................................. 14 ARE SOLID-STATE DISK DRIVES (SSDS) SUPPORTED IN FAS/V3200? .............................................. 14 CAN DS2246 AND DS4243 BE USED TOGETHER ON A FAS/V3200 WITHOUT THE IOXM? ................ 14

6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6

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WHY IS A X2054A FC HBA INCLUDED WITH ALL V3240 AND V3270 ORDERS? ................................. 14

FAS/V3200 CHASSIS POWER SUPPLIES, WEIGHT, AND THERMALS .............................. 14


7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 WHAT ARE THE FAS/V3200 CHASSIS DIMENSIONS?........................................................................... 14 WHAT IS THE WEIGHT OF SUPPORTED FAS/V3200 CONFIGURATIONS? .......................................... 15 WHAT ARE THE FAS/V3200 WATTAGE AND BTU RATINGS? .............................................................. 15 ARE THE FAS/V3200 POWER SUPPLIES ASSIGNED TO A PARTICULAR CONTROLLER? ............... 15 HOW MANY FANS DOES THE FAS/V3200 CHASSIS HAVE? ................................................................. 15 ARE THE FAS/V3200 FANS ASSIGNED TO A PARTICULAR CHASSIS BAY? ...................................... 15 HOW ARE THE FAS/V3200 FAN SPEEDS SET? ..................................................................................... 15 WHAT TYPE OF FAN AND POWER SUPPLY FAILURES CAN FAS/V3200 WITHSTAND? .................... 16 HOW LONG WILL A FAS/V3200 RUN IF A POWER SUPPLY OR FAN FRU IS REMOVED? ................. 16 WHICH RAIL KIT DOES THE FAS3200 USE FOR MOUNTING IN THIRD-PARTY CABINETS? ............. 16 CAN DC POWER BE USED WITH THE FAS3200? .................................................................................. 16 IS THE FAS/V3200 DC POWER SUPPLY NEBS COMPLIANT? .............................................................. 16 WHAT IS THE PART NUMBER TO ORDER A FAS/V3200 WITH DC POWER? ...................................... 16

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FAS/V3200 OVERVIEW

The FAS/V3200 is the newest member of the industry-leading NetApp midrange storage controller product line. The FAS/V3200 continues the tradition of price/performance leadership in the midrange family while introducing new features and capabilities needed by enterprises making long-term storage investments with todays budget. Key FAS/V3200 innovations include a new I/O expansion module (IOXM) that provides configuration flexibility for enabling HA configurations in either 3U or 6U footprints, with the 6U configuration offering 50% more slot density than previous FAS/V3100 systems. In addition to better performance and slot density, the FAS/V3200 also offers reliability, availability, serviceability, and manageability (RASM) with the integrated service processor (SP), the next generation of remote management in the NetApp storage family.

1.1

WHAT IS THE FAS/V3200 SERIES PLATFORM?

The FAS/V3200 series is a new NetApp midrange platform family offering with improved price/performance, higher spindle limits and capacities, and RASM improvements using the integrated service processor. The FAS/V3200 also introduces an optional IOXM that provides configuration flexibility resulting in 3U and 6U footprint HA solutions. Both solutions offer better midrange performance and, when using the IOXM in the 6U solution, a 50% increased slot density.

1.2

WHAT ARE THE KEY FEATURES PROVIDED BY THE FAS/V3200 REFRESH?


Higher performance across all three models versus FAS3100 series Two PCIe v2.0 (Gen 2) PCIe slots in the controller I/O expansion module (IOXM) provides 50% more expansion slots than in the FAS3100 series Integrated SAS port for DS2246 and DS4243 shelf connectivity Configuration options Higher-performing HA solution in a 3U form factor versus 6U with FAS3100 Higher-performing HA solution in a 6U form factor with 50% more slots versus FAS3100

15% increase in maximum spindles and capacity Integrated SP, next-generation RLM and BMC, which increases FAS/V3200 RASM Initially shipped in November 2010 with Data ONTAP 8.0.1 RC2 December 2010 = Data ONTAP 7.3.5 installed by default in manufacturing February 2011 = Quote Tool allows selection of either Data ONTAP 7.3.5 or Data ONTAP 8.0.1 when ordering FAS3200

1.3

WHAT ARE THE FAS/V3200 MODEL TRANSITIONS?


FAS/V3210 replaces FAS2050 FAS/V3240 replaces FAS/V3140 FAS/V3270 replaces FAS/V3170 All FAS3200 transitions offer higher performance, more I/O density, and greater scalability than models they replace

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2.1

FAS/V3200 CONTROLLER, I/O EXPANSION MODULE, AND CHASSIS


WHAT COMPONENTS MAKE UP THE FAS/V3200?

The FAS/V3200 components are the controller module, the I/O expansion module (IOXM), and the chassis.

2.2

WHAT IS THE RACK UNIT FOR THE FAS/V3200 COMPONENTS?

The FAS/V3200 controller and IOXM are 1.5U high each, and the chassis is 3U.

2.3

HOW ARE THE CONTROLLER AND IOXM USED WITH THE FAS/V3200 CHASSIS?

Depending on the FAS/V3200 model, a chassis can be built using a single controller, two controllers, or a controller and an IOXM. More details about standalone and HA configurations are covered in the next section.

2.4

WHAT ARE THE FAS/V3200 MODEL NUMBERS?

The FAS/V comes in three models: the FAS/V3210, the FAS/V3240, and FAS/V3270 (which represent the low, mid, and high-end controllers, respectively).

2.5

WHAT MODEL STRING EXTENSIONS ARE USED TO DENOTE HA AND THE PRESENCE OF IOXM?

FAS/V3200 single-chassis HA configurations will include an A to denote an active-active pair. FAS/V3200 single chassis with an IOXM present will include an E to denote expanded I/O. FAS/V3200 dual-chassis configurations with a controller and IOXM present end with an AE.

2.6

ARE THE FAS/V3200 CONTROLLER AND IOXM HOT-SWAPPABLE?

The FAS/V3200 controller is hot-swappable and, it is important to note, does not require your turning off either power supply (PSU). The IOXM is not hot-swappable and will cause Data ONTAP to panic if removed. An IOXM hot-plugged into a running controller will not be recognized until a reboot takes place.

2.7

WHAT ARE THE FAS3200 SPARE KIT PART NUMBERS?


Table 1) FAS3200 spare kit part numbers.
Part Number Description Parts included

SK-FAS3210-R6 SK-FAS3240-R6 SK-V3210-R6 SK-V3240-R6 SK-FAS3270-R6 SK-V3270-R6

Kit,Basic Spares,3210 Kit,Basic Spares,3240 Kit,Basic Spares,V3210 Kit,Basic Spares,V3240 Kit,Basic Spares,FAS3270 Kit,Basic Spares,V3270 Motherboard Battery 4Cell with holder USB memory 2GB DIMM (controller has multiple DIMMs) Power supply Fan

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3.1

FAS/V3200 ACTIVE-ACTIVE AND STANDALONE CONFIGURATIONS


WHAT STANDALONE AND HA CONFIGURATIONS ARE SUPPORTED ON FAS/V3200?

The following configurations are supported on the FAS/V3200. Table 2) FAS/V3200 configuration options.
FAS/V3210 FAS/V3240 FAS/V3270

Single-chassis standalone Single controller Single-chassis HA Dual controllers Single-chassis standalone Single controller I/O expansion module Dual-chassis HA, each with single controller I/O expansion module

FAS/V3210

--

--

FAS/V3210A

FAS/V3240A

FAS/V3270A

--

FAS/V3240E

FAS/V3270E

--

FAS/V3240AE

FAS/V3270AE

3.2

WHAT IS THE NAMING CONVENTION FOR THE FAS/V3200 CONFIGURATIONS?

FAS/V3210, FAS/V3240E, and FAS/V3270E are known as single-chassis standalone configurations. FAS/V3210A, FAS/V3240A, and FAS/V3270A are known as single-chassis HA configurations. FAS/V3240AE and FAS3270AE are known as dual-chassis HA configurations.

3.3

WHAT IS THE RACK UNIT FOR THE THREE FAS/V3200 CONFIGURATIONS?

Single-chassis standalone configurations are 3U each. Single-chassis HA configurations are 3U each. Dual-chassis HA configurations are 6U each.

3.4

WHAT FIELD UPGRADES ARE AVAILABLE WITH THE FAS/V3200?

FAS/V3210 standalone controller can have a second controller added to become FAS/V3210A. FAS/V3240E and FAS/V3270E single-chassis standalone controller can have a second chassis with a controller and IOXM to become FAS/V3240AE and FAS/V3270AE. FAS/V3240A and FAS/V3270A single-chassis standalone controller can have a second chassis and IOXM added to convert to FAS/V3240AE and FAS/V3270AE (September 2011 quote tool update and conversion procedure posted on NOW site).

3.5

DOES HARDWARE-ASSISTED TAKEOVER WORK ON THE FAS/V3200?

Yes. Hardware-assisted takeover on the FAS/V3200 uses the new SP, and the hardware-assisted takeover functionality is similar to using the RLM in FAS3000, FAS3100, and FAS6000 controller families. There is more information about the SP in questions 4.9 through 4.13.

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3.6

WHAT IS THE INTERCONNECT IN FAS/V3200 SERIES HA CONFIGURATIONS?

The FAS/V3200 series supports HA failover in single-chassis and dual-chassis configurations. In a single-chassis HA configuration the HA interconnect runs over the backplane and no external connection is needed. In dual-controller HA configurations the HA interconnect uses the on-board c0a and c0b ports and requires external connections.

3.7

ARE THERE ANY SINGLE POINTS OF FAILURE IN THE FAS/V3200?

While the chassis backplane is not fault tolerant, there are no active components on the backplane that controllers rely on to remain in a running state. This passive backplane is a highly reliable component that is very unlikely to cause an outage on a FAS/V3200 series. Reliable passive backplanes are used in almost all modular storage systems with two controllers in a single chassis as well as network switches. Also, NetApp has been shipping systems and subsystems with shared backplanes for quite some time (DS14-class disk shelves, the FAS200 series, FAS2000, and FAS3100 series) that have demonstrated very high reliability of the chassis backplane.

3.8

IS METROCLUSTER AVAILABLE ON THE FAS/V3200 SERIES?

Yes, MetroCluster is available on the FAS/V3200 series in several configuration options. MetroCluster can be used with all of the configurations covered in Table 1. Note that fabric MetroCluster requires use of DS14mk4 back-end storage.

3.9

IS THE FAS/V3200 SERIES ALSO AVAILABLE AS V-SERIES?

Yes, V-Series configurations are available with all three models. There are two V-Series requirements for the FAS/V3200. An X2054A adapter is required for the V3270/V3240 array attach; on-board FC ports are not supported. The V3210 is limited to one LUN group from a single array and can use the on-board FC ports.

3.10 IS A FLEXCACHE VERSION OF THE FAS/V3200 AVAILABLE?


Yes, there is an SA320 model available based on the FAS/V3270 controller.

3.11 WHICH CHASSIS BAY IS USED FOR CONTROLLERS AND IOXM?


Depending on the configuration, controllers may be installed in the top bay, labeled as A on the chassis, or in the bottom bay, labeled as B on the chassis. IOXMs are always installed in the bottom bay of the chassis, labeled as B on the chassis. In a standalone FAS/V3210 configuration, the top controller bay is populated and the bottom controller bay is covered with a blank plate.

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4.1

FAS/V3200 SYSTEM FEATURES


HOW MUCH MEMORY AND NVRAM DOES THE FAS/V3200 HAVE?
Table 3) System memory for active-active configurations.
Active-Active FAS/V3210 FAS/V3240 FAS/V3270 Total Memory 8GB 16GB 32GB Total NVRAM 1GB 2GB 4GB

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WHAT TYPE OF PROCESSORS AND HOW MANY PROCESSING CORES DOES THE FAS/V3200 HAVE?
Table 4) Processing cores for active-active configurations.
Active-Active FAS/V3210 FAS/V3240 FAS/V3270 Processors 2 x 64-bit Dual-core 2x 64-bit Quad-core 4 x 64-bit Dual-core Processing Cores 4 8 8 Processor Speed 2.3 GHz 2.3 GHz 3.0 GHz

4.3

WHICH DATA ONTAP RELEASES ARE REQUIRED FOR THE FAS/V3200?

The FAS/V3200 requires Data ONTAP 7.3.5 or Data ONTAP 8.0.1. The FAS/V3200 initially shipped with Data ONTAP 8.0.1 and, starting in December 2010, Data ONTAP 7.3.5 was installed by default in manufacturing. Starting in February 2011, either Data ONTAP 7.3.5 or Data ONTAP 8.0.1 can be selected when ordering FAS3200 systems.

4.4

WHICH DATA ONTAP BUILD DOES THE FAS/V3200 USE?

The FAS/V3200 uses the x86_64 build. This same build supports both AMD and the latest platforms based on Intel .

4.5

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS WITH RUNNING DATA ONTAP 7.3.5 ON FAS/V3200?

Yes, to run Data ONTAP 7.3.5, the SP firmware must be v1.2.

4.6

HOW ARE NVLOG CONTENTS PROTECTED ON THE FAS/V3200 UPON DIRTY SHUTDOWN?

As with the FAS2000 series, FAS/V3200 uses battery-backed-up system memory called NVMEM, and it provides similar functionality to NVRAM on other FAS platforms. Unlike NVRAM, which uses separate battery-backed-up memory, NVMEM uses space carved out of battery-backed-up main system memory to provide NVMEM functionality.

4.7

HOW LONG WILL NVMEM BATTERY BACKUP LAST, AND HOW LONG TO RECHARGE A COMPLETELY DISCHARGED NVMEM BATTERY?

The NVMEM battery will last up to 72 hours, and it takes 15 hours to charge a completely discharged NVMEM battery.

4.8

DOES THE FAS/V3200 HAVE AN LCD DISPLAY?

No, the FAS/V3200 does not have an LCD display. However, LEDs are provided on the chassis front to help determine the state of the controller. Remote management has proven to be the primary source for monitoring system information versus LCDs. Also, with the SP the state of LEDs can be determined remotely.

4.9

DOES THE FAS/V3200 SERIES SUPPORT REMOTE MANAGEMENT?

The FAS/V3200 uses the new SP, the next-generation RLM and BMC remote management module, for remote management functionality. The SP has all the features of RLM and BMC along with new ones that improve RASM capabilities. The new features are covered in question 4.10. The FAS/V6200 also leverages the new SP.

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4.10 WHAT ARE SOME OF THE NEW SERVICE PROCESSOR MANAGEMENT FEATURES?
The SP performs FRU reporting and tracking, monitors and reports on internal sensors, reports on and can set LED states, and actively manages FAN speed. Besides the Ethernet management port interface (the external management port is shared by SP and e0M), the SP can also be accessed from the serial console by toggling with CTRL-G. Use CTRL-D to get back to the serial console.

4.11 IS THE SP CONNECTED TO BOTH THE ETHERNET AND THE SERIAL CONSOLE?
The SP is always connected to the Ethernet and serial console and can be accessed from either. If the SP is accessed over Ethernet, you can toggle to the serial console with CTRL-D. If logged into the serial console, you can toggle into the SP using CTRL-G. To get back to the serial console, toggle with CTRL-D.

4.12 IS THE SP AN FRU LIKE THE RLM?


No, the SP is integrated on the motherboard but runs its own kernel outside of Data ONTAP and is always available.

4.13 IS THERE A NEW COMMAND TO ADMINISTER THE SP?


Yes, Data ONTAP has added a new command to administer the SP. The new command is sp. The setup command also prompts for TCP/IP information needed to use the SP using Ethernet.

4.14 WHAT ARE THE SP FIRMWARE LEVELS?


The SP uses v1.1 with Data ONTAP 8.0.1 and requires v1.2 if the controller is reverted to Data ONTAP 7.3.5.

4.15 WHAT ARE THE BIOS LEVELS ON THE FAS/V3200?


FAS/V3200 uses BIOS level 5.0.

4.16 THERE IS NO NMI BUTTON ON FAS/V3200HOW DO I GENERATE A CORE?


The SP is required to generate a core file. Once logged into the SP, run the command system core.

4.17 WHAT ARE THE SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS IN FAS/V3200?


The FAS/V3200 uses system-level diagnostics, or SLDIAG, in place of the older SYSDIAG on most platforms. SLDIAG is accessed using maintenance mode during bootup. If sysdiag is entered at the loader prompt, the system will boot into maintenance mode. The FAS/V6200 also uses the new SLDIAG for system diagnostics.

4.18 WHAT IS THE BOOT MEDIUM IN FAS/V3200?


The FAS/V3200 uses a USB flash in place of the CompactFlash. The USB flash, which is an FRU item, offers the same reliability as CompactFlash. The FAS/V6200 also uses a USB flash for boot media.

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FAS/V3200 I/O
WHAT KIND OF EXPANSION SLOTS DOES THE FAS/V3200 HAVE?

Each FAS/V3200 controller has two on-board PCIe v2.0 (Gen2) x8 slots. The top slot is full height, full length, and the bottom slot is full height, length. Each FAS/V3200 IOXM has four PCIe v1.0 (Gen 1) x8 slots that are full height and full length.

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ARE THERE ANY BEST PRACTICES FOR USING THE CONTROLLER AND IOXM SLOTS?

Since controller slots 1 and 2 are PCIe v2.0 (Gen 2) slots, high-performance cards such as the 10GbE and 8Gb FC target cards should be used in them. Storage adapters and even Flash Cache cards are better suited for the IOXM slots when two high-performance adapters are present. Build rules in manufacturing will install adapters in the FAS/V3200 according to this best practice, and the NetApp Support (NOW ) site Sysconfig Guide shows adapter and slot priorities for FAS/V3200 based on this best practice.

5.3

WHAT ON-BOARD I/O PORTS DOES THE FAS/V3200 HAVE FOR DATA ACCESS?
Table 5) On-board I/O ports.
Active-Active FAS/V3210 FAS/V3240 FAS/V3270 GbE 4/2/1Gb FC 6/3Gb SAS

Each FAS/V3200 has on-board 6/3Gb SAS, 4/2/1Gb FC, and GbE ports for host and storage connectivity.

4 4 4

4 4 4

4 4 4

5.4

CAN THE ON-BOARD FC PORTS BE USED IN TARGET OR INITIATOR MODE?

Yes. As with other on-board FC ports, the ones on FAS/V3200 can also be set to target or initiator mode. 5.5 DO THE FAS3200 ON-BOARD FC PORTS SHIP WITH SFP INSTALLED?

Yes, the onboard FC ports have X6539A-R6 included by default.

5.6

CAN THE X2054A OR X2054B FC HBAS BE MIGRATED TO THE FAS3200 AS PART OF A HEAD SWAP UPGRADE?

The X2054A can be used in the FAS3200, but the X2054B isnt supported on the FAS3200 and cannot be migrated during the head swap upgrade.

5.7

ARE THERE POTENTIAL ISSUES MIGRATING A X2054A ADAPTER TO A FAS3200 AS PART OF A HEAD SWAP UPGRADE?

Generally no, but for purely large sequential write workloads the X2054A has a slight performance penalty on the FAS3200 compared to the X2065A SAS HBA. However, workloads with even small amounts of reads versus large sequential writes result in no performance difference between the X2054A FC HBA and the X2065A SAS HBA in FAS3200 models. Based on performance testing FAS3200 models with large sequential writes the resulting throughput was similar to those with corresponding FAS3100 models. If a X2054A is migrated from a FAS3100 to a FAS3200 as part of a head swap upgrade with a purely large sequential write workload, resulting performance on the FAS3200 might be equal to or slightly lower than previous results on the FAS3100.

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WHAT MANAGEMENT INTERFACES DOES THE FAS/V3200 HAVE?


Table 6) On-board management interfaces.
Active-Active FAS/V3210 FAS/V3240 FAS/V3270 Serial Console Management SP/e0M (Wrench) Private Management SAS ACP (Wrench with Lock)

The SAS ACP port shown in the following table is covered further in section 5.4.

2 2 2

2 2 2

2 2 2

5.9

WHAT IS THE SAS ACP PORT?

The private management provides out-of-band management to the SAS DS2246 and DS4243 shelves. For more information on the ACP port, review the Storage Subsystem Technical FAQ.

5.10 HOW ARE THE HA INTERCONNECT PORTS USED ON FAS/V3200?


The FAS/V3200 HA interconnect ports, c0a and c0b, are only used with FAS/V3240AE and FAS/V3270AE configurations and are based in part on having cf licensed. If Data ONTAP detects support, a single controller in a chassis, and the presence of the cf license during bootup, the HA interconnect ports will be enabled. If Data ONTAP detects a partner connection over the backplane or no cf license, the HA interconnect ports will be disabled and not establish a link status if connected.

5.11 DO THE HA INTERCONNECTION PORTS REQUIRE SPECIAL SFP+?


Yes, the SFP+ used on the HA interconnection ports is not interchangeable with other SFP+ modules. The required SFP+ is model X6589-R6.

5.12 HOW DO I ORDER THE HA INTERCONNECTION SFP+?


By default, copper twinax cables are included for HA interconnect. But if optical cables are selected for HA interconnect, the SFP+ will automatically be included with the order.

5.13 WHEN USED EXTERNALLY HOW ARE THE HA INTERCONNECTION PORTS CONNECTED?
When using the FAS3240AE or FAS3270AE configurations ports, connect c0a ports together on both controllers and c0b ports together on both controllers.

5.14 WHAT HAPPENS IF A CUSTOMER WANTS TO USE THE SAME TCP/IP ADDRESSES AND SUBNET AS THE HA PORTS ARE USING?
The on-board HA ports have their own private IP space along with their own routing table. Given this, other Ethernet ports on the FAS/V3200 can use the same subnet and addresses as the HA ports without any issues.

5.15 CAN OPTICAL AND COPPER CABLES BE USED WITH THE HA INTERCONNECT PORTS?
Yes. If using optical cables, the SFP+ model X6589-R6 is required. If using copper cables, the SFP+ isnt needed because the cable has the needed SFP+ attached.

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5.16 WHICH HA CABLES ARE SUPPORTED ON THE FAS/V3200?


Twinax copper cabling: X-SFP-H10GB-CU1M-R6 (112-00210) R5, CBL, SFP+ 10GbE Cu, 1M, 5020 X-SFP-H10GB-CU3M-R6 (112-00211) R5, CBL, SFP+ 10GbE, 3M, 5020 X-SFP-H10GB-CU5M-R6 (112-00212) R5, CBL, SFP+ 10GbE, 5M, 5020

Fiber optics: Multimode SFP+ transceiver (X6589-R6 / 332-00279R6) X6553-R6 (112-00188) R6, CBL, 2M, 50u, 2000MHz/Km/MM, OP, LC/LC X6536-R6 (112-00090) R6, CBL, 5M, 50u, 2000MHz/Km/MM, OP, LC/LC X6554-R6 (112-00189) R6, CBL, 15M, 50u, 2000MHz/Km/MM, OP, LC/LC X6537-R6 (112-00091) R6, CBL, 30M, 50u, 2000MHz/Km/MM, OP, LC/LC

5.17 ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS WITH CLUSTER-MODE ON FAS/V3200?


Running Data ONTAP Cluster-Mode on the FAS/V3200 requires two 10GbE adapters in slots 1 and 2, and ports e1a and e2a are used for the cluster network. The second ports on each 10GbE adapter, e1b and e2b, can be used for the data network.

5.18 IS THE EXTERNAL USB PORT SUPPORTED?


No, the external USB port is not used at this time. There are plans to use it in the future for recoverability purposes.

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FAS/V3200 STORAGE
WHAT ARE THE MAXIMUM SPINDLE COUNTS AND CAPACITIES SUPPORTED ON THE FAS/V3200 SERIES?
Table 7) Maximum spindle counts and capacities.
Standalone and Active-Active FAS/V3210 FAS/V3240 FAS/V3270 Maximum Spindles Data ONTAP 8.0 Maximum Capacity Data ONTAP 7.3.5 Maximum Capacity

240 600 960

480TB 1200TB 1920TB

240TB 600TB 960TB

6.2

WHAT ARE THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE SIZES ON THE FAS/V3200 SERIES?


Table 8) Maximum aggregate sizes.
Data ONTAP 8.0 Maximum Capacity FAS/V3210 FAS/V3240 FAS/V3270 Data ONTAP 7.3.5 Maximum Capacity

50TB 50TB 70TB

16TB 16TB 16TB

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WHAT SHELVES AND SHELF MODULES ARE SUPPORTED ON THE FAS/V3200 SERIES?
Table 9) Supported shelves and shelf modules.
Shelf DS2246 DS4243 DS14mk4 DS14mk2 DS14mk2-AT Shelf Module

IOM6 IOM3 ESH4 ESH2/ESH4 AT-FCX

6.4

WHICH HARD DISK DRIVES (HDDS) ARE SUPPORTED IN FAS/V3200?

Any disk supported in the above shelves in Data ONTAP 7.3.5 and Data ONTAP 8.0.1 is supported on the FAS/V3200 series.

6.5

ARE SOLID-STATE DISK DRIVES (SSDS) SUPPORTED IN FAS/V3200?

SSDs supported in the above shelves can be used on the FAS/V3240 and FAS/V3270. The FAS/V3210 does not support SSDs.

6.6

CAN DS2246 AND DS4243 BE USED TOGETHER ON A FAS/V3200 WITHOUT THE IOXM?

The DS2246 and DS4342 cannot be on the same storage stack together. Since the FAS3200 only has two on-board SAS ports, to use these two shelves together requires adding a SAS HBA to be installed into one of the two controller slots.

6.7

WHY IS A X2054A FC HBA INCLUDED WITH ALL V3240 AND V3270 ORDERS?

V-Series requires that a X2054A be used as part of the solution, so the Quote Tool automatically adds one to the order.

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FAS/V3200 CHASSIS POWER SUPPLIES, WEIGHT, AND THERMALS


WHAT ARE THE FAS/V3200 CHASSIS DIMENSIONS?
Table 10) FAS/V3200 physical chassis dimensions. Metric Height Width Depth Cable management 3U 44.73 cm 61 cm 6.35 cm 17.61 24 2.5 English

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WHAT IS THE WEIGHT OF SUPPORTED FAS/V3200 CONFIGURATIONS?


Table 11) FAS/V3200 weight. Metric FAS/V3210 FAS/V3210A FAS/V3240A FAS/V3270A FAS/V3240E FAS/V3270E 33.6 kg 74 lbs 36.3 kg 80 lbs 30.8 kg English 68 lbs

7.3

WHAT ARE THE FAS/V3200 WATTAGE AND BTU RATINGS?


Table 12) FAS/V3200 wattage and BTU ratings.
100V Wattage Typical Wattage FAS/V3210 FAS/V3210A FAS/V3240A FAS/V3240E FAS/V3270A FAS/V3270E 100V Wattage Worst Case 200V Wattage Typical Wattage 200V Wattage Worst Case

299 W 1021 BTU 462 W 1577 BTU 466 W 1591 BTU 368 W 1256 BTU 552 W 1884 BTU 408 W 1393 BTU

421 W 1437 BTU 626 W 2137 BTU 635 W 2168 BTU 500 W 1707 BTU 728 W 2485 BTU 547 W 1867 BTU

293 W 1000 BTU 450 W 1536 BTU 456 W 1557 BTU 360 W 1229 BTU 541 W 1847 BTU 398 W 1359 BTU

411 W 1403 BTU 612 W 2089 BTU 620 W 2116 BTU 478 W 1632 BTU 707 W 2413 BTU 533 W 1820 BTU

7.4

ARE THE FAS/V3200 POWER SUPPLIES ASSIGNED TO A PARTICULAR CONTROLLER?

No, the two power supplies are assigned to the FAS/V3200 chassis, not to a specific controller or IOXM within the chassis.

7.5

HOW MANY FANS DOES THE FAS/V3200 CHASSIS HAVE?

There are three fans in the FAS/V3200 chassis.

7.6

ARE THE FAS/V3200 FANS ASSIGNED TO A PARTICULAR CHASSIS BAY?

No, the three fans provide cooling for both chassis bays.

7.7

HOW ARE THE FAS/V3200 FAN SPEEDS SET?

The SP on each controller attempts to set the fan speed based on temperatures on the controller. In the case of a single-chassis HA solution, the fans contain logic so the higher of the two controller SP fan speed requests is used.

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WHAT TYPE OF FAN AND POWER SUPPLY FAILURES CAN FAS/V3200 WITHSTAND?

The FAS/V3200 can run indefinitely with a failed fan or power supply. It should be noted that each fan FRU contains two fans, and a failed fan FRU counts as two failed fans and would initiate a shutdown.

7.9

HOW LONG WILL A FAS/V3200 RUN IF A POWER SUPPLY OR FAN FRU IS REMOVED?

The FAS/V3200 will initiate a shutdown if a fan FRU is removed for more than two minutes. The FAS/V3200 will run indefinitely if a power supply is removed.

7.10 WHICH RAIL KIT DOES THE FAS3200 USE FOR MOUNTING IN THIRD-PARTY CABINETS?
The FAS6200 uses the X5155 rail kit for mounting in third-party cabinets.

7.11 CAN DC POWER BE USED WITH THE FAS3200?


Yes, the FAS3200 does support DC power and is an orderable option.

7.12 IS THE FAS/V3200 DC POWER SUPPLY NEBS COMPLIANT?


No, the FAS/V3200 PSU is not NEBs compliant.

7.13 WHAT IS THE PART NUMBER TO ORDER A FAS/V3200 WITH DC POWER?


Use the following approach to order FAS/V3200 with -48V DC power supplies: FAS3210-DC-BASE-R6 FAS3240-DC-BASE-R6 FAS3270-DC-BASE-R6

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