Getting started with Cloud Tiering in AWS includes a few steps.
You need the following:
An AFF or FAS system with all-SSD aggregates running ONTAP 9.2 or later, and a network connection to AWS S3.
An AWS account that has an access key and the required permissions so the ONTAP cluster can tier inactive data in and out of AWS S3.
An AWS account that has an access key and the required permissions to deploy the Service Connector in a VPC.
The VPC must provide an outbound connection to the ONTAP cluster in your data center, to S3 storage, and to the Cloud Tiering service.
This account can be the same account that you use for the S3 bucket, or a different account.
Log in to NetApp Cloud Central, start a free trial of the Cloud Tiering service, and click Let’s Start, Discover Your First Cluster.
Ensure that there’s no disruption of service after your free trial ends. Click Licensing, click Subscribe, and then follow the prompts to subscribe from the AWS Marketplace.