Launching a Cloud Manager instance in the AWS GovCloud (US) region

Cloud Manager must run in the AWS GovCloud (US) region if you want to launch ONTAP Cloud instances in AWS GovCloud (US). You can gain access to the Cloud Manager software by launching an EC2 instance from the Cloud Manager AMI. The Cloud Manager software is automatically installed on the instance.

Before you begin

You should have purchased one or more licenses for ONTAP Cloud.

Instructions are available at NetApp ONTAP Cloud for GovCloud.


  1. Log in to the AWS Management Console for the AWS GovCloud (US) region.
  2. Select the EC2 service.
  3. From the EC2 Dashboard, click Launch Instance:

    Screen shot: Shows the EC2 Dashboard and the Launch Instance button

  4. Click Community AMIs and then search for Cloud Manager or ONTAP Cloud.
  5. To the right of the AMI name, click Select:

    Screen shot: Shows the AMI search results for the Cloud Manager AMI, which includes a description and the Select button

  6. Complete the pages to launch the instance:
    On this page... Do this...
    Choose Instance Type Select the t2.medium instance type.
    Configure Instance Select a VPC and subnet, and then choose other configuration options that meet your requirements.
    Add Storage Keep the default settings.
    Tag Instance Enter tags for the instance, if desired.
    Configure Security Group Create a new security group or choose an existing security group. The security group must include the required rules.

    AWS networking requirements

    Review Review the instance launch details, make changes if necessary, and then click Launch.


AWS launches the Cloud Manager instance with the specified settings. The instance and the Cloud Manager software should be running in approximately five minutes.

After you finish

Log in to Cloud Manager using a web browser and complete the Setup wizard.

Setting up Cloud Manager in the Storage System View