Adding an external capacity tier

You can use System Manager to add an external capacity tier to an SSD aggregate or a VMDISK aggregate. External capacity tiers provide storage for infrequently used data.

Before you begin

About this task

The supported object stores that can be used as external capacity tiers are StorageGRID, Amazon AWS S3, and Microsoft Azure Blob storage.
Note:
  • Azure Stack, which is an on-premises Azure services, is not supported.
  • If you want to use Amazon AWS S3 or Microsoft Azure Blob storage as an external capacity tier, you must have the FabricPool capacity license.

Steps

  1. Click Storage > Aggregates & Disks > External Capacity Tier.
  2. Click Add External Capacity Tier.
    The Add External Capacity Tier window is displayed.
  3. Specify the server name that hosts the external capacity tier, the port to access the external capacity tier, the access key ID of the external capacity tier, the secret key of the external tier, and the container name.
  4. Enable the SSL option if you want to transfer the data securely to the external capacity tier.
  5. If you want to add an external capacity tier for StorageGRID, enable the Object Store Certificate option, copy the contents of the certificate, and then paste the certificate contents in the signed certification.
  6. From the IPspace list, select the IPspace that is used to connect to the external capacity tier.
  7. Click Save to save the external capacity tier.
  8. Click Save and Attach Aggregates to save the external capacity tier and to attach aggregates to the external capacity tier.