Before you begin

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There are several workflows you can use with the Azure public cloud.

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

Workflow categories

The Azure workflows are organized into the following categories:

  • Working environments

  • Aggregates

  • Volumes

  • Metadata

  • Miscellaneous

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

Azure credentials

Before beginning to use the Azure workflows, you will need to create an Azure account through the Microsoft Azure portal and obtain the Azure credentials and the subscription ID.

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 Azure cloud provider account that you deployed the Connector in to your list of available accounts. Your Azure account needs to have the right permissions in order to create a Connector.

Review Learn about Azure Connectors to know how to create and deploy an Azure Connector.