Quick start for Astra Data Store preview

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This page provides a high-level overview of the steps needed to get started with Astra Data Store preview. The links within each step take you to a page that provides more details.

Try it out! If you want to try Astra Data Store preview, you can use a 90-day preview license.

Sign up here to obtain the Astra Data Store preview license.

One Review Kubernetes cluster requirements
  • Clusters must be running in a healthy state, with at least four online worker nodes and one master node.

  • Each of the Kubernetes worker nodes that are part of the Astra Data Store preview deployment should have SSDs of the same interface type (SATA, SAS or NVMe) and the same number of drives that are assigned to the Astra Data Store preview cluster.

  • Each SSD should have a unique serial number.

Two Download and install Astra Data Store preview
  • Download Astra Data Store preview from the NetApp Support Site.

  • Install Astra Data Store preview in your local environment.

  • Optionally, install the monitoring operator. This enables you to connect to NetApp Cloud Insights so you can display metrics on the health of your system, capacity, and throughput.

  • Apply the Astra Data Store preview license.

  • Install the Astra Data Store preview cluster.

Three Complete some initial setup tasks
  • Install Astra Trident.

  • Install Kubernetes Snapshot custom resource definitions (CRDs) and controller.

  • Set up Astra Data Store preview as a storage backend.

  • Create an Astra Data Store preview storage class.

Learn more about the initial setup process.

Four Use Astra Data Store preview

After you finish setting up Astra Data Store preview, here’s what you might do next:

Five Continue from this Quick Start

Install Astra Data Store preview.