Setting up Google Cloud Storage as the cloud tier

If you are running ONTAP 9.6 or later, you can set up Google Cloud Storage as the cloud tier for FabricPool.

Steps

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

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

    Example
    storage aggregate object-store config create my_gcp_store_1 -provider-type GoogleCloud  -container-name my-gcp-bucket1 -access-key GOOGAUZZUV2USCFGHGQ511I8
  2. Display and verify the Google Cloud 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 Google Cloud Storage configuration information for FabricPool.