How you can provision storage in Cloud Manager

Cloud Manager makes storage provisioning for ONTAP Cloud easy by purchasing disks and managing aggregates for you. You simply need to create volumes. You can use an advanced allocation option to provision aggregates yourself, if desired.

How Cloud Manager provisions storage using the simple provisioning option

Aggregates provide cloud storage to ONTAP Cloud volumes. Cloud Manager creates aggregates for you when you launch an instance, and when you provision additional volumes.

When you create a volume, Cloud Manager does one of three things:

Cloud Manager determines where to place a new volume by looking at several factors: an aggregate's maximum size, whether thin provisioning is enabled, and free space thresholds for aggregates.
Note: The Cloud Manager Admin can modify free space thresholds.

Modifying aggregate capacity thresholds

How you can provision storage using the advanced allocation option

Rather than let Cloud Manager manage aggregates for you, you can do it yourself. From the Advanced allocation page, you can create new aggregates that include a specific number of disks, add disks to an existing aggregate, and create volumes in specific aggregates.