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 an HTTPS 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.
With either option, the Service Connector needs an outbound HTTPS connection to the ONTAP cluster, to S3 storage, and to the Cloud Tiering service.
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.