Setting up IBM Cloud Object Storage as the cloud tier

If you are running ONTAP 9.5 or later, you can set up IBM Cloud Object Storage as the cloud tier for FabricPool.

Steps

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

      Doing so enables ONTAP to access the data in IBM Cloud Object Storage without interruption.

    Example
    storage aggregate object-store config create 
    -object-store-name MyIBM -provider-type IBM_COS 
    -server s3.us-east.objectstorage.softlayer.net 
    -container-name my-ibm-cos-bucket -access-key DXJRXHPXHYXA9X31X3JX
  2. Display and verify the IBM Cloud Object 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 IBM Cloud Object Storage configuration information for FabricPool.