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Pay for Cloud Tiering through a pay-as-you-go subscription, an ONTAP tiering license, or a combination of both. If you want to pay as you go, then you need to subscribe from the marketplace for the cloud provider to which you want to tier cold data. There’s no need to subscribe from every marketplace.

Subscribing from the AWS Marketplace

Subscribe to Cloud Tiering from the AWS Marketplace to set up a pay-as-you-go subscription for data tiering from ONTAP clusters to AWS S3.

If you use NetApp Cloud Manager and you’ve already subscribed through its new AWS Marketplace offering, then you’re automatically subscribed to Cloud Tiering, as well. You’ll see an active subscription in Cloud Tiering in the Licensing tab. You won’t need to subscribe.
Steps
  1. In Cloud Tiering, click Licensing.

  2. Click Subscribe under AWS Marketplace and then click Continue.

  3. Subscribe from the AWS Marketplace, and then log back in to Cloud Central to complete the registration.

    The following video shows the process:

Subscribing from the Azure Marketplace

Subscribe to Cloud Tiering from the Azure Marketplace to set up a pay-as-you-go subscription for data tiering from ONTAP clusters to Azure Blob storage.

Steps
  1. In Cloud Tiering, click Licensing.

  2. Click Subscribe under Azure Marketplace and then click Continue.

  3. Subscribe from the Azure Marketplace, and then log back in to Cloud Central to complete the registration.

    The following video shows the process:

Subscribing from the GCP Marketplace

Subscribe to Cloud Tiering from the GCP Marketplace to set up a pay-as-you-go subscription for data tiering from ONTAP clusters to Google Cloud storage.

Steps
  1. In Cloud Tiering, click Licensing.

  2. Click Subscribe under GCP Marketplace and then click Continue.

  3. Subscribe from the GCP Marketplace, and then log back in to Cloud Central to complete the registration.

    The following video shows the process:

Adding a tiering license to ONTAP

Bring your own license by purchasing an ONTAP FabricPool license from NetApp. You’ll need to add the license to ONTAP from System Manager.

In a future release, you’ll be able to add FabricPool licenses to ONTAP directly from Cloud Tiering.
Steps
  1. If you don’t have a license, contact us to purchase one.

  2. Use ONTAP System Manager to add the license to your ONTAP cluster.

  3. In Cloud Tiering, go to the Licensing page and verify that the license is available on the cluster.