Setting up Azure Blob Storage for the cloud as the cloud tier

If you are running ONTAP 9.4 or later, you can set up Azure Blob Storage for the cloud as the cloud tier for FabricPool.

About this task

FabricPool currently does not support Azure Stack, which is on-premises Azure services.

Steps

  1. Specify the Azure Blob Storage configuration information by using the storage aggregate object-store config create command with the -provider-type Azure_Cloud parameter.
    • The storage aggregate object-store config create command fails if ONTAP cannot access Azure Blob Storage with the provided information.
    • You use the -azure-account parameter to specify the Azure Blob Storage account.
    • You use the -azure-private-key parameter to specify the access key for authenticating requests to Azure Blob Storage.
    • If the Azure Blob Storage password is changed, you should update the corresponding password stored in ONTAP immediately.

      Doing so enables ONTAP to access the data in Azure Blob Storage without interruption.

    Example
    cluster1::> storage aggregate object-store config create
    -object-store-name MyAzure -provider-type Azure_Cloud 
    -server blob.core.windows.net -container-name myAzureContainer 
    -azure-account myAzureAcct -azure-private-key myAzureKey 
     
  2. Display and verify the Azure Blob Storage configuration information by using the storage aggregate object-store config show command.
    The storage aggregate object-store config modify command enables you to modify the Azure Blob Storage configuration information for FabricPool.