Setting up Alibaba Cloud Object Storage as the cloud tier

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

Steps

  1. Specify the Alibaba Cloud Object Storage configuration information by using the storage aggregate object-store config create command with the -provider-type AliCloud parameter.
    • The storage aggregate object-store config create command fails if ONTAP cannot access Alibaba Cloud Object Storage with the provided information.
    • You use the -access-key parameter to specify the access key for authorizing requests to the Alibaba Cloud Object Storage object store.
    • If the Alibaba 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 Alibaba Cloud Object Storage without interruption.

    Example
    storage aggregate object-store config create my_ali_oss_store_1 
    -provider-type AliCloud -server oss-us-east-1.aliyuncs.com 
    -container-name my-ali-oss-bucket -access-key DXJRXHPXHYXA9X31X3JX
  2. Display and verify the Alibaba 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 Alibaba Cloud Object Storage configuration information for FabricPool.