ONTAP version support for S3 object storage

In ONTAP 9.7, S3 object storage was introduced as a product preview. That version was not intended for production environments and will no longer be updated as of ONTAP 9.8. Only ONTAP 9.8 and later releases support S3 object storage in production environments.

S3 buckets created with the 9.7 product preview can be used in ONTAP 9.8 and later, but cannot take advantage of feature enhancements. If you have buckets created with the 9.7 product preview, you should migrate the contents of those buckets to 9.8 buckets for feature support, security, and performance enhancements.