Configuring Cloud Manager to use a proxy server

If your corporate policies dictate that you use a proxy server for all HTTP communication to the Internet, then you must configure Cloud Manager to use that proxy server. The proxy server can be in the cloud or in your network.

About this task

When you configure Cloud Manager to use a proxy server, Cloud Manager, ONTAP Cloud, and the HA mediator all use the proxy server.


  1. In the upper-right hand corner of the Cloud Manager console, click the task drop-down list, and then select Settings.

    Screen shot: Shows the Settings option selected in the task drop-down list.

  2. Under HTTP Proxy, enter the server using the syntax http://address:port, specify a user name and password if basic authentication is required for the server, and then click Save.
    Note: Cloud Manager does not support passwords that include the @ character.

    Screen shot: Shows the HTTP Proxy field filled out with the example


After you specify the proxy server, new ONTAP Cloud systems are automatically configured to use the proxy server when sending AutoSupport messages. If you do not specify the proxy server before users create ONTAP Cloud systems, then they must use System Manager to manually set the proxy server in the AutoSupport options for each system.