How licenses impact capacity and allocation of AWS resources

When you use Cloud Manager in the Volume View, it might prompt you to change an underlying AWS resource to increase available capacity. That underlying AWS resource is an ONTAP Cloud instance. You might want to know more about ONTAP Cloud licenses to understand how they impact available capacity and allocation of AWS resources.

ONTAP Cloud is available in three pay-as-you-go configurations: Explore, Standard, and Premium. When you use Cloud Manager in the Volume View, upgrading an ONTAP Cloud license affects the EC2 instance type and EBS raw capacity limit:

License EC2 instance type EBS raw capacity limit
Explore m4.xlarge 2 TB
Standard c4.2xlarge 10 TB
Premium r3.2xlarge
  • 368 TB for single node systems
  • 360 TB per node in an HA pair

When Cloud Manager launches an ONTAP Cloud system, it launches an Explore or Standard instance, depending on the initial volume size. As the volumes in those instances grow, Cloud Manager might prompt you to make an AWS instance change which means it needs to upgrade the instance's license to Standard or Premium. Upgrading increases the EBS raw capacity limit, which allows your volumes to grow.

Upgrading licenses also impacts the maximum size of the volumes that you can create. For example, you can create a volume up to 34.3 TB for an ONTAP Cloud Standard instance or a 137.5 TB volume for an ONTAP Cloud Premium instance.

Note: Cloud Manager does not launch ONTAP Cloud BYOL instances in the Volume View. You should use Cloud Manager in the Storage System View if you purchased an ONTAP Cloud license.