Set up licensing for Cloud Tiering

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Pay for Cloud Tiering through a pay-as-you-go subscription, an ONTAP tiering license called FabricPool, or a combination of both. If you want to pay as you go, then you need to subscribe from the marketplace for the cloud provider to which you want to tier cold data. There’s no need to subscribe from every marketplace.

A few notes before you read any further:

  • If a FabricPool license is already installed on your cluster, then you’re all set—there’s nothing else that you need to do.

  • If you’ve already subscribed to the Cloud Manager subscription in your cloud provider’s marketplace, then you’re automatically subscribed to Cloud Tiering, as well. You’ll see an active subscription in the Cloud Tiering Licensing tab. You won’t need to subscribe again.

  • There are no charges when tiering data to StorageGRID. Neither a BYOL license or PAYGO registration is required.

Subscribing from the AWS Marketplace

Subscribe to Cloud Tiering from the AWS Marketplace to set up a pay-as-you-go subscription for data tiering from ONTAP clusters to AWS S3.

Steps
  1. In Cloud Manager, click Tiering > Licensing.

  2. Click Subscribe under AWS Marketplace and then click Continue.

  3. Subscribe from the AWS Marketplace, and then log back in to Cloud Central to complete the registration.

    The following video shows the process:

Subscribing from the Azure Marketplace

Subscribe to Cloud Tiering from the Azure Marketplace to set up a pay-as-you-go subscription for data tiering from ONTAP clusters to Azure Blob storage.

Steps
  1. In Cloud Manager, click Tiering > Licensing.

  2. Click Subscribe under Azure Marketplace and then click Continue.

  3. Subscribe from the Azure Marketplace, and then log back in to Cloud Central to complete the registration.

    The following video shows the process:

Subscribing from the GCP Marketplace

Subscribe to Cloud Tiering from the GCP Marketplace to set up a pay-as-you-go subscription for data tiering from ONTAP clusters to Google Cloud storage.

Steps
  1. In Cloud Manager, click Tiering > Licensing.

  2. Click Subscribe under GCP Marketplace and then click Continue.

  3. Subscribe from the GCP Marketplace, and then log back in to Cloud Central to complete the registration.

    The following video shows the process:

Adding a tiering license to ONTAP

Bring your own license by purchasing an ONTAP FabricPool license from NetApp.

Steps
  1. If you don’t have a FabricPool license, contact us to purchase one.

  2. In Cloud Manager, click Tiering > Licensing.

  3. In the Clusters List table, click Activate license (BYOL) for an on-prem ONTAP cluster.

    A screenshot of the Licensing page where you can activate a license for an on-prem cluster.

  4. Enter the serial number of the license and then enter the NetApp Support Site account that’s associated with the serial number.

  5. Click Activate license.

Result

Cloud Tiering registers the license and installs it on the cluster.

After you finish

If you purchase additional add-on capacity at a later time, the license on the cluster is automatically updated with the new capacity. There’s no need to apply a new NetApp License File (NLF) to the cluster.