Preparing your IBM Cloud environment

If you want to install Cloud Manager in the IBM Cloud, then the environment must meet a few requirements.

About this task

While you can install Cloud Manager in the IBM Cloud, ONTAP Cloud is not supported in the IBM Cloud.

Steps

  1. Ensure that the network has an outbound internet connection.
    Cloud Manager needs outbound internet access to communicate with AWS and Azure services when deploying ONTAP Cloud, to access software images for upgrades, and to enable technical support from NetApp.
  2. Ensure that the network has a connection to the networks in which you want to deploy ONTAP Cloud systems.
    Cloud Manager requires a network connection to the AWS VPCs and Azure VNets in which you want to deploy ONTAP Cloud systems.
  3. Ensure that users have a way to connect to the Cloud Manager web console.
    Users must access Cloud Manager from a web browser. The easiest way to provide access is by allocating a public IP address to the host. However, if you want to use a private IP address instead, users can access the console through either of the following:
    • A jump host that has a connection to Cloud Manager
    • A host in your network that has a VPN connection to the private IP address