Monday, June 30, 2014

NetApp All Flash FAS!

Some great notes on designing an AFF:

  1. Don't mix any other disk type with an AFF (hence, all flash) in the HA Pair.  Feel free to mix within the cluster though!
  2. Don't use Flash Cache with AFF
  3. It's perfectly OK to put the root aggregate on SAS drives.
  4. Flash disks have the same MTBF as SAS disks, and expected life of 5 years. 
And of course, some performance data:

Documents: TR-4289, "All Flash FAS Technical FAQ"