Setting up Cloud Manager in the Volume View

You should set up Cloud Manager in the Volume View if you simply want to define the NFS volumes that you need and are comfortable with Cloud Manager making storage management decisions on your behalf. The Volume View is supported with standard AWS regions only.

About this task

If you recently launched a Cloud Manager instance in AWS, the Cloud Manager console should be available a few minutes after the instance starts.

Steps

  1. Open a web browser and enter the following URL: https://ipaddress:port
    You need to use this URL each time that you log in to Cloud Manager.
    ipaddress can be localhost, a private IP address, or a public IP address, depending on the configuration of the Cloud Manager host. For example, if Cloud Manager is in the public cloud without a public IP address, you must enter a private IP address from a host that has a connection to the Cloud Manager host.
    port is required if you changed the default HTTP (80) or HTTPS (443) ports. For example, if the HTTPS port was changed to 8443, you would enter https://ipaddress:8443
    After you enter the URL, the Cloud Manager Setup wizard appears:

    Screen shot: Shows the welcome page to the Cloud Manager Setup wizard.

  2. Click Volume View.
  3. On the Create your user account page, specify details to create your user account, choose whether to enable automatic updates, read and approve the End User License Agreement, and then click Create.
    The following table describes fields for which you might need guidance:
    Field Description
    Email Address Your user name is your email address. Cloud Manager does not send emails to this address.
    AWS Permissions If you did not associate the Cloud Manager instance with an IAM role, you must specify your AWS credentials so Cloud Manager can perform AWS operations.

    Granting AWS permissions to Cloud Manager

    Automatically update to the newest version You should keep this field enabled to make sure that you are running the latest version. Cloud Manager automatically installs minor updates at 12:00 midnight if no operations are running. Major updates (for example, 3.0 to 4.0) are not automatically installed. You must manually update Cloud Manager when a new major version is available.
  4. On the Create New Volume page, select a volume type:
    Option Description
    Create Volume Creates a volume attached to a single AWS instance.
    Create HA volume Creates a volume attached to a single AWS instance and mirrored to another instance to provide high availability in case of failures. Press the Info icon to see additional details about the instances required for an HA volume.
  5. If you chose Create Volume, specify details for your first volume, and then click Create.
    The following table describes fields for which you might need guidance:
    Field Description
    Size The maximum size for the initial volume is 25.8 TB.

    Thin provisioning is automatically enabled on the volume, which enables you to create a volume that is bigger than the physical storage currently available to it. Instead of preallocating storage space, space is allocated to each volume as data is written.

    AWS Disk Type You should choose the disk type that meets your requirements for both performance and cost.
    • General Purpose SSD disks balance cost and performance for a broad range of workloads. Performance is defined in terms of IOPS.
    • Throughput Optimized HDD disks are for frequently accessed workloads that require fast and consistent throughput at a lower price.
    • Cold HDD disks are meant for backups, or infrequently accessed data, because the performance is very low. Like Throughput Optimized HDD disks, performance is defined in terms of throughput.

    AWS Documentation: EBS Volume Types

    The following image shows the Create Volume page filled out:

    Screen shot: Shows the Create New Volume page filled out.

  6. If you chose Create HA volume, specify details for the volume and then click Create.
    The following table describes fields for which you might need guidance:
    Field Description
    Size The maximum size for the initial volume is 25.8 TB.

    Thin provisioning is automatically enabled on the volume, which enables you to create a volume that is bigger than the physical storage currently available to it. Instead of preallocating storage space, space is allocated to each volume as data is written.

    AWS Disk Type You should choose the disk type that meets your requirements for both performance and cost.
    • General Purpose SSD disks balance cost and performance for a broad range of workloads. Performance is defined in terms of IOPS.
    • Throughput Optimized HDD disks are for frequently accessed workloads that require fast and consistent throughput.

    AWS Documentation: EBS Volume Types

    Location You should choose a VPC that includes three subnets in three separate Availability Zones.

    AWS networking requirements for ONTAP Cloud HA in multiple AZs

    Nodes and Mediator If possible, Cloud Manager chooses separate Availability Zones for each instance because it is the optimal configuration.
    Floating IP The IP addresses must be outside of the CIDR block for all VPCs in the region.

    AWS networking requirements for ONTAP Cloud HA in multiple AZs

    Route Table If you have more than one route table, it is very important to select the correct route tables. Otherwise, some clients might not have access to the ONTAP Cloud HA pair.

    AWS networking requirements for ONTAP Cloud HA in multiple AZs

    AWS Documentation: Route Tables

    The following image shows the Nodes and Mediator page. Each instance is in a separate Availability Zone.

    Screen shot: Shows AWS networking selections for the two ONTAP Cloud nodes and the mediator. Each instance is in a separate Availability Zone and subnet.

  7. On the ONTAP Cloud Password dialog box, specify a password and tags:
    1. Enter the password that Cloud Manager should set for each ONTAP Cloud system that it launches in AWS.

      The password must be at least eight characters and must contain at least one English letter and one number. The password cannot contain non-English letters or the user account name (admin).

      You need to use this password if you want to access storage systems directly, or if NetApp support personnel needs to help you recover your storage.

    2. Click Add AWS tag to storage system, enter a key and an optional value, and then add more tags, if needed.

      Cloud Manager adds the tags to the resources that it allocates in AWS. Tags enable you to categorize your AWS resources.

    3. Click Save.

Result

Cloud Manager is now set up and you can create additional volumes, as needed. The initial volume should be ready in approximately 25 minutes because Cloud Manager must launch ONTAP Cloud in AWS.

After you finish

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