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Supported configurations for Cloud Volumes ONTAP 9.7 in Azure

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Cloud Volumes ONTAP is available in Azure as a single node system or an HA pair. Two pricing options are available: pay as you go and Bring Your Own License (BYOL).

Pay-as-you-go overview

  • Offers Cloud Volumes ONTAP in three different configurations: Explore, Standard, and Premium.

  • A 30-day free trial is available for the first Cloud Volumes ONTAP system that you deploy in Azure.

    There are no hourly software charges, but Azure infrastructure charges still apply (compute, storage, and networking).

  • Conversions from PAYGO to BYOL aren’t currently supported.

  • Basic technical support is offered, but you must register and activate the NetApp serial number associated with your system.

BYOL overview

  • Single node or HA license with 12, 24, and 36-month subscription options.

  • Support is included for the length of the subscription term.

Supported configurations by license

Cloud Volumes ONTAP is available in Azure as a single-node system and as an HA pair.

Single node systems

You can choose from the following configurations when deploying Cloud Volumes ONTAP as a single-node system in Azure:

Explore Standard Premium BYOL

Supported virtual machine types

DS3_v2

  • DS4_v2

  • DS13_v2

  • DS5_v2

  • DS14_v2

  • DS15_v2

  • DS3_v2

  • DS4_v2

  • DS5_v2

  • DS13_v2

  • DS14_v2

  • DS15_v2

  • L8s_v2 1

Supported disk types 1

Standard HDD Managed Disks, Standard SSD Managed Disks, and Premium SSD Managed Disks

Cold data tiering to Blob storage 2

Not supported

Supported

Maximum system capacity
(disks + object storage)

2 TB

10 TB

368 TB

Term

Hourly

12 months

Notes:

  1. This VM type includes local NVMe storage, which Cloud Volumes ONTAP uses as Flash Cache. Flash Cache speeds access to data through real-time intelligent caching of recently read user data and NetApp metadata. It is effective for random read-intensive workloads, including databases, email, and file services. Compression must be disabled on all volumes to take advantage of the Flash Cache performance improvements. Learn more.

  2. Enhanced write performance is enabled when using SSDs, but not when using the DS3_v2 virtual machine type.

  3. Data tiering is not supported with the DS3_v2 virtual machine type.

  4. For Azure region support, see Cloud Volumes Global Regions.

HA pairs

You can choose from the following configurations when deploying Cloud Volumes ONTAP as an HA pair in Azure:

Explore Standard Premium BYOL

Supported virtual machine types

Not supported

  • DS4_v2

  • DS13_v2

  • DS5_v2

  • DS14_v2

  • DS15_v2

  • DS4_v2

  • DS5_v2

  • DS13_v2

  • DS14_v2

  • DS15_v2

Supported disk types

Not supported

Premium page blobs

Cold data tiering to Blob storage 2

Not supported

Supported

Maximum system capacity
(disks + object storage)

Not supported

10 TB

368 TB

Term

Not supported

Hourly

12 months

Notes:

  1. For Azure region support, see Cloud Volumes Global Regions.

Supported disk sizes

In Azure, an aggregate can contain up to 12 disks that are all the same type and size.

Single node systems

Single node systems use Azure Managed Disks. The following disk sizes are supported:

Premium SSD Standard SSD Standard HDD
  • 500 GB

  • 1 TB

  • 2 TB

  • 4 TB

  • 8 TB

  • 16 TB

  • 32 TB

  • 100 GB

  • 500 GB

  • 1 TB

  • 2 TB

  • 4 TB

  • 8 TB

  • 16 TB

  • 32 TB

  • 100 GB

  • 500 GB

  • 1 TB

  • 2 TB

  • 4 TB

  • 8 TB

  • 16 TB

  • 32 TB

HA pairs

HA pairs use Premium page blobs. The following disk sizes are supported:

  • 500 GB

  • 1 TB

  • 2 TB

  • 4 TB

  • 8 TB