Setting up StorageGRID as the cloud tier

If you are running ONTAP 9.2 or later, you can set up StorageGRID as the cloud tier for FabricPool.

Steps

  1. Specify the StorageGRID configuration information by using the storage aggregate object-store config create command with the -provider-type SGWS parameter.
    • The storage aggregate object-store config create command fails if ONTAP cannot access StorageGRID with the provided information.
    • You use the -access-key parameter to specify the access key for authorizing requests to the StorageGRID object store.
    • You use the -secret-password parameter to specify the password (secret access key) for authenticating requests to the StorageGRID object store.
    • If the StorageGRID password is changed, you should update the corresponding password stored in ONTAP immediately.

      Doing so enables ONTAP to access the data in StorageGRID without interruption.

    • Setting the -is-certificate-validation-enabled parameter to false disables certificate checking for StorageGRID.
    Example
    cluster1::> storage aggregate object-store config create 
    -object-store-name mySGWS -provider-type SGWS -server mySGWSserver 
    -container-name mySGWScontainer -access-key mySGWSkey
    -secret-password mySGWSpass 
  2. Display and verify the StorageGRID 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 StorageGRID configuration information for FabricPool.