Planning your ONTAP Cloud configuration

Before you deploy ONTAP Cloud systems, you should decide how you want to set up the systems, and then gather networking information.


  1. Decide which ONTAP Cloud configuration to use.
  2. If you need to encrypt data in AWS, decide which data encryption method to use.
  3. Decide which underlying disk type to use.
  4. Decide on a default size for disks.
  5. Choose between normal write speed and high write speed.
  6. Decide which volume usage profile you need.
  7. If you plan to launch a c4.4xlarge or c4.8xlarge instance, decide whether to keep the default network MTU.
  8. Gather information about networking.