Managing GCP credentials and subscriptions for Cloud Manager

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You can manage the credentials that are associated with the Connector VM instance.

Associating a Marketplace subscription with GCP credentials

When you deploy a Connector in GCP, Cloud Manager creates a default set of credentials that are associated with the Connector VM instance. These are the credentials that Cloud Manager uses to deploy Cloud Volumes ONTAP.

At any time, you can change the Marketplace subscription that’s associated with these credentials. The subscription enables you to create a pay-as-you-go Cloud Volumes ONTAP system, and to use other NetApp cloud services.

Steps
  1. In the upper right of the Cloud Manager console, click the Settings icon, and select Credentials.

  2. Click the action menu for a set of credentials and then select Associate Subscription.

    A screenshot of the action menu for a set of existing credentials.

  3. Select a Google Cloud project and subscription from the down-down list.

    A screenshot of a Google Cloud project and subscription selected for Google Cloud credentials.

  4. Click Associate.

  5. If you don’t already have a subscription, click Add Subscription and follow the steps to create a new subscription below.

    Note Before you complete the following steps, ensure that you have both Billing Admin privileges in your Google Cloud account as well as a NetApp Cloud Central login.
  6. Reivew the subscription steps and click Continue.

    A screenshot of a subscription pop-up.

  7. After you’re redirected to the NetApp Cloud Manager page on the Google Cloud Marketplace, ensure that the correct project is selected at the top navigation menu.

    A screenshot of the GCP CVO marketplace page.

  8. Click Subscribe.

  9. Select the appropriate billing account and agree to the terms and conditions.

    A screenshot of the GCP terms and conditions.

  10. Click Subscribe.

    This step sends your transfer request to NetApp.

  11. On the pop-up dialog box, click Register with NetApp, Inc. to be redirected to NetApp Cloud Central.

    A screenshot of a registration pop-up.

    Note This step must be completed to link the GCP subscription to your NetApp account. The process of linking a subscription isn’t complete until you are redirected from this page and then sign in to NetApp Cloud Central.
  12. After you’re redirected to Cloud Central, log in to NetApp Cloud Central or sign up, and then click Done to proceed.

    The GCP subscription will be linked to all NetApp accounts that your user login is associated with.

    A screenshot of mapping a GCP subscription to a NetApp account.

    Note If someone from your organization has already subscribed to the NetApp Cloud Manager subscription from your billing account, then you will be redirected to the Cloud Volumes ONTAP page on NetApp Cloud Central instead. If this is unexpected, contact your NetApp sales team. Google enables only one subscription per Google billing account.
  13. Once this process is complete, navigate back to the Credentials page in Cloud Manager and select this new subscription.

    A screenshot of the subscription assignment page.

Troubleshooting the Marketplace subscription process

Sometimes subscribing to Cloud Volumes ONTAP through the Google Cloud Marketplace can become fragmented due to incorrect permissions or accidentally not following the redirection to NetApp Cloud Central. If this happens, use the following steps to complete the subscription process.

Steps
  1. Navigate to the NetApp Cloud Manager page on the Google Cloud Marketplace to check on the state of the order. If the page states Manage on Provider, scroll down and click Manage Orders.

    A screenshot of the marketplace page post subscription.

    1. If the order shows a green check mark and this is unexpected, somebody else from the organization using the same billing account might already be subscribed. If this is unexpected or you require the details of this subscription, contact your NetApp sales team.

      A screenshot of an accepted entitlement.

    2. If the order shows a clock and Pending status, go back to the marketplace page and choose Manage on Provider to complete the process as documented above.

      A screenshot of a pending marketplace entitlement.