Cloud Manager software requirements

You must verify support for your configuration, which includes host requirements, web browser requirements, and so on. Most of this information is available in the NetApp Interoperability Matrix; however, because you might not have a NetApp Support Site login, a minimum amount of information is provided to get you started.

If you have a NetApp Support Site login, go to the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool to search for supported Cloud Manager configurations.

Where you can install Cloud Manager

You can install the Cloud Manager software in AWS by launching a new instance from the AWS Marketplace or GovCloud EC2 console, in Azure by deploying a new virtual machine from the Azure Marketplace, or on an existing host by downloading and installing the software.

The location in which you choose to install Cloud Manager must have connections to the networks in which you want to deploy ONTAP Cloud systems.

EC2 instance requirements for AWS

Cloud Manager is supported in AWS on the t2.medium instance type. Cloud Manager can run on other EC2 instance types, but they are not supported.

Virtual machine requirements for Azure

Cloud Manager is supported on the following Azure virtual machine types: A2, D1, D2, D1_v2, and D2_v2. Cloud Manager can run on other virtual machine types, but they are not supported.

Host requirements

If you choose to run Cloud Manager on an existing host, the physical or virtual machine must meet minimum requirements:

Component Requirement
Operating system
One of the following:
  • CentOS 7.1
  • CentOS 7.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2

A bare metal or hosted hypervisor that is certified to run CentOS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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CPU 2.27 GHz or higher with two cores
Free disk space 50 GB

Port requirements

Before you install Cloud Manager on an existing host, you must verify that the following ports are available. If other services are using these ports, Cloud Manager installation fails.

Port Purpose
80 Provides HTTP access to the Cloud Manager web console.
443 Provides HTTPS access to the Cloud Manager web console.
3306 Used by a MySQL database that stores Cloud Manager data.
8080 Used by the Simplicator service, which is an API proxy for Cloud Manager.

There is a potential conflict with port 3306. If another instance of MySQL is running on the host, it uses port 3306 by default. You must change the port that the existing MySQL instance uses.

You can change the default HTTP and HTTPS ports when you install Cloud Manager. You cannot change the default port for the MySQL database. If you change the HTTP and HTTPS ports, you must ensure that users can access the Cloud Manager web console from a remote host:
  • Modify the security group to allow inbound connections through the ports.
  • Specify the port when you enter the URL to the Cloud Manager web console.

Web browser requirements

After you install Cloud Manager, you must access the Cloud Manager console from a supported web browser:

Web browser Minimum supported version
Google Chrome 52
Microsoft Edge 37
Mozilla Firefox 49

For the full list of supported web browser versions, see the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool.