Information needed to attach StorageGRID as a cloud tier

Before you can attach StorageGRID as an cloud tier for FabricPool, you must perform some configuration steps in StorageGRID and obtain certain values.

About this task

The following table lists the information you must provide to ONTAP when you attach StorageGRID as a cloud tier for FabricPool. The topics in this section explain how to use the StorageGRID Grid Manager and Tenant Manager to obtain the information you need.
Note: The exact field names listed and the process you use to enter the required values in ONTAP depend on whether you are using the ONTAP CLI (storage aggregate object-store config create) or ONTAP System Manager (Storage > Aggregates & Disks > Cloud Tier).
ONTAP field Description
Object store name Any unique and descriptive name. For example, StorageGRID_Cloud_Tier.
Provider type StorageGRID (System Manager) or SGWS (CLI).
Port The port that FabricPool will use when it connects to StorageGRID.

You determine which port number to use when you define the StorageGRID load balancer endpoint.

Creating a load balancer endpoint for FabricPool

Server name The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for the StorageGRID load balancer endpoint. For example, s3.storagegrid.company.com.

Note the following:

  • The domain name that you specify here must match the domain name on the CA certificate you upload for the StorageGRID load balancer endpoint.
  • The DNS record for this domain name must map to each IP address you will use to connect to StorageGRID.

Configuring the DNS server for StorageGRID IP addresses

Container name The name of the StorageGRID bucket you will use with this ONTAP cluster. For example, fabricpool-bucket.

You create this bucket in the Tenant Manager.

Note the following:

  • The bucket name cannot be changed once the configuration is created.
  • The bucket cannot have versioning enabled.
  • You must use a different bucket for each ONTAP cluster that will tier data to StorageGRID.

Creating an S3 bucket and obtaining an access key

Access key and secret password The access key and secret access key for the StorageGRID tenant account.

You generate these values in the Tenant Manager.

Creating an S3 bucket and obtaining an access key

SSL Must be enabled.
Object store certificate The CA certificate you uploaded when you created the StorageGRID load balancer endpoint.
Note: If an intermediate CA issued the StorageGRID certificate, you must provide the intermediate CA certificate. If the StorageGRID certificate was issued directly by the Root CA, you must provide the Root CA certificate.

Creating a load balancer endpoint for FabricPool

After you finish

After you have obtained the required StorageGRID information, you can go to ONTAP to add StorageGRID as a cloud tier, add the cloud tier as an aggregate, and set volume tiering policies.