Launching a Cloud Manager instance in AWS

You can launch Cloud Manager from the NetApp SaaS portal, which provides centralized management of Cloud Manager systems and user authentication for NetApp SaaS applications.

Before you begin

You should have the following information available:

About this task

Launching a Cloud Manager instance from the SaaS portal gives you access to the Cloud Manager software, which is automatically installed on the instance.


  1. Go to the NetApp SaaS portal.
  2. Sign up or log in to the portal.
  3. Under ONTAP Cloud, click Start Free Trial.
  4. Follow the prompts to deploy Cloud Manager.
    You should keep the page open until the deployment of Cloud Manager is complete. When it is complete, the portal redirects you to the Cloud Manager system.
    If a proxy server is required for internet connectivity in the subnet, Cloud Manager prompts you to add the proxy details.


Your Cloud Manager system is now running in AWS.

After you finish

You can start creating ONTAP Cloud systems but you might want to perform additional setup first.