Before you begin

There are several workflows that you can use to deploy and manage Cloud Volumes ONTAP in Google Cloud.

Note Review the Get started section before using any of the Cloud Volumes ONTAP REST API workflows.

Workflow categories

The GCP workflows are organized into the following categories:

  • Working environments

  • Aggregates

  • Volumes

  • Metadata

See Understanding the workflow processes for more information on these categories.

Note Cloud Volumes ONTAP requires a Google Cloud service account to run several background automation tasks such as data tiering and backup service. Learn more about GCP service accounts.

Connector setup

You must have a Connector for the cloud environment before creating a working environment and performing other activities using the workflows. You can create a Connector using the BlueXP web UI. When you create a Connector, BlueXP adds the GCP cloud provider account that you deployed the Connector in to your list of available accounts. Your GCP account needs to have the right permissions in order to create a Connector.

Review Learn about GCP Connectors to know how to create and deploy a GCP Connector.