aculich's answer solves the
QS mystery. For more general reference, what remains here is an exhaustive list of all known NetApp acronyms, that grew out of my attempt to answer this question.
Authoritative sources appear to be internal to NetApp, or at least require NetApp support access. There are, however, publicly available repostings of the Visio/PDF documents called NetApp Hardware Universe documents. Here are two examples.
There is a NetApp tech note (#020) that says to use the undocumented
sysconfig -ca command, which displays detailed part numbers. This may be of some use.
For a while, I thought that
QS were mutually exclusive, but I found some NetApp part numbers (like X267A-QS-R5-C) that seem to incorporate both
Because I could not find a full list, here's a stub of one that others can contribute to. I'm including all the ones included in the documentation that I surveyed, even if they are non-NetApp-specific.
First, the ones that are probably NetApp-specific, or have NetApp-specific meanings:
- C - Configured with system
- Cu – Copper Connector
- DC - parts using DC power (an absence of "DC" = AC power)
- EOA – End of Availability
- EOS – End of Support
- ESH – Electronically Switched Hub (there are ESH2, ESH3, ESH4)
- HA - High Availability
- IOM3 - I/O Module, 3 Gbit/sec
- IOM6 - I/O Module, 6 Gbit/sec
- MC - MetroCluster
- NVRAM - Non-Volatile RAM adapters (there are NVRAM1 through NVRAM8)
- Op – Optical (connector)
- PB - ?
- PBR - ?
- QS - Quoted separate (a la carte)
- R5 - appears to be a universal suffix for many types of parts.
- R6 - Ditto. (Maybe R5 vs R6 are generations?)
- SFE - S Family Edition (version sub-variants of Data ONTAP)
- SK - Spares Kit
And here are the more general terms:
- BTU – British Thermal Unit
- FAS – Fabric-Attached Storage
- FC - Fibre Channel
- FC (Op) - Ferrule Connector
- GbE - Gigabit Ethernet
- HSSDC – High-Speed Serial Data
- IB - InfiniBand
- IB4X - InfiniBand 4X
- LC – Lucent Connector
- LRC – Loop Resiliency Circuit
- LUN - Logical Unit Number
- MTP - Mechanical Transfer Pull-Off
- MT-RJ - Mechanical Transfer Registered Jack
- NIC - Network Interface Card
- PDU - Power Distribution Unit
- PSU - Power Supply Unit
- QSFP - Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable (optical connector module)
- SAS – Serial-attached SCSI
- SATA – Serial ATA
- SC - Subscriber Connector
- ST - Straight Tip Connector
- RPM – Revolutions Per Minute
- SFP - Small Form-factor Pluggable (optical connector module)
- VAC - Volts Alternating Current
- VDHCI - Very High Density Cable Interconnect
- VTL – Virtual Tape Library
For reference, here are examples of actual part numbers that use the mystery tokens: