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Quick start for tiering inactive data to StorageGRID

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Getting started with Cloud Tiering by tiering data from an ONTAP cluster to StorageGRID includes a few steps.

number 1 Prepare to tier data to StorageGRID

You need the following:

  • An AFF or FAS system with all-SSD aggregates running ONTAP 9.4 or later, and a connection over a user-specified port to StorageGRID.

  • StorageGRID 10.3 or later with AWS access keys that have S3 permissions.

  • A Service Connector installed on an on-premises Linux host.

    The Service Connector needs an outbound HTTPS connection to the ONTAP cluster, to StorageGRID, and to the Cloud Tiering service.

number2 Tier inactive data from your first cluster

Log in to NetApp Cloud Central, start a free trial of the Cloud Tiering service, and click Let’s Start, Discover Your First Cluster.

There are no charges when tiering data to StorageGRID. Neither a BYOL license or PAYGO registration is required.