Kubernetes data management in Cloud Manager

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Astra Trident is a fully-supported open source project maintained by NetApp. Astra Trident integrates natively with Kubernetes and its Persistent Volume framework to seamlessly provision and manage volumes from systems running any combination of NetApp storage platforms. Learn more about Trident.


You can directly manage your Kubernetes clusters using Cloud Manager.

  • Install Astra Trident.

  • Add and manage clusters as part of your hybrid cloud infrastructure.

  • Add and manage storage classes and connect them to Working Environments.

  • Back up persistent volumes using Cloud Backup Service.

Supported Kubernetes deployments

Supported Astra Trident deployments

One of the four most recent versions of Astra Trident is required. You can install Astra Trident directly from Cloud Manager. You should review the prerequisites prior to installation.

To upgrade Astra Trident, upgrade with the operator.

Supported backend storage

NetApp’s Astra Trident must be installed on each Kubernetes cluster and Cloud Volumes ONTAP must be configured as backend storage for the clusters.


There are no charges to discover your Kubernetes clusters in Cloud Manager, but you will be charged when you back up persistent volumes using Cloud Backup Service.