Getting started with Cloud Tiering in Microsoft Azure includes a few steps.
You need the following:
An AFF or FAS system with all-SSD aggregates running ONTAP 9.4 or later, and an HTTPS connection to Azure Blob storage.
An Azure account that has the required permissions to deploy the Service Connector in a VNet.
The Service Connector needs an outbound HTTPS connection to the ONTAP cluster in your data center, to Azure Blob 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.