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NetApp FAS series and supported user base

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I'm trying to get a good estimate on the number of users that a FAS 3240 or 6000 series will support based on their CPU/Memory/Bus speeds

Basically, we need to support 20k users who will have a mailbox and access file services etc. I'm having a hard time getting this information from the netapp sales page

This obviously could not be undertaken by a single 2020. We are thinking of putting two 3240s together in an HA cluster to support 20k users. Disk shelf's and IOPs are not a concern for we have many SAS shelfs to support it

Thanks in advance for the input
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It depends on how you configure this, disks, volumes, cifs and networking.

We've used FC disks for our Virtual Machines, and SATA disks for our file shares for user and group data for 20-25k users.

we split the Exchange servers in different clusters for our users, across mixed physical and virtual exchange servers, but using iSCSI LUNs on the NetApp for mailboxes. We also use SnapManager for Exchange.

We were also using SATA disks for Profiles, but we had to move the Profiles to FC disks, because the SATA disks were too slow!
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Frusterating how difficult this simple question is. I can't find anything online to figure this out either. You're obviosuly not going to use a 2020 to support 30k users in an average use environment