Supported configurations for Cloud Volumes ONTAP 9.7 in Azure

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Several Cloud Volumes ONTAP configurations are supported in Azure.

Supported configurations by license

Cloud Volumes ONTAP is available in Azure as a single node system and as a high-availability (HA) pair of nodes for fault tolerance and nondisruptive operations.

Upgrading a single node system to an HA pair is not supported. If you want to switch between a single node system and an HA pair, then you need to deploy a new system and replicate data from the existing system to the new system.

Single node systems

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

Freemium PAYGO Explore PAYGO Standard PAYGO Premium Node-based license Capacity-based license

Maximum system capacity
(disks + object storage)

500 GiB

2 TiB 1

10 TiB

368 TiB

368 TiB per license

2 PB

Supported virtual machine types

  • DS3_v2

  • DS4_v2

  • DS5_v2

  • DS13_v2

  • DS14_v2

  • DS15_v2

  • E32s_v3 2

  • E48s_v3 2

  • L8s_v2 3

DS3_v2

  • DS4_v2

  • DS13_v2

  • DS5_v2

  • DS14_v2

  • DS15_v2

  • E32s_v3 2

  • E48s_v3 2

  • DS3_v2

  • DS4_v2

  • DS5_v2

  • DS13_v2

  • DS14_v2

  • DS15_v2

  • E32s_v3 2

  • E48s_v3 2

  • L8s_v2 3

  • DS3_v2

  • DS4_v2

  • DS5_v2

  • DS13_v2

  • DS14_v2

  • DS15_v2

  • E32s_v3 2

  • E48s_v3 2

  • L8s_v2 3

Supported disk types 4

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

Notes:

  1. Data tiering to Azure Blob storage isn’t supported with PAYGO Explore.

  2. This VM type uses an Ultra SSD for VNVRAM, which provides better write performance.

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. Cloud Volumes ONTAP can run on either a Reserved or On-demand VM instance from your cloud provider. Solutions that use other VM instance types aren’t supported.

HA pairs

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

Freemium PAYGO Standard PAYGO Premium Node-based license Capacity-based license

Maximum system capacity
(disks + object storage)

500 GiB

10 TiB

368 TiB

368 TiB per license

2 PB

Supported virtual machine types

  • DS4_v2

  • DS5_v2

  • DS13_v2

  • DS14_v2

  • DS15_v2

  • DS4_v2

  • DS13_v2

  • DS5_v2

  • DS14_v2

  • DS15_v2

  • DS4_v2

  • DS5_v2

  • DS13_v2

  • DS14_v2

  • DS15_v2

  • DS4_v2

  • DS5_v2

  • DS13_v2

  • DS14_v2

  • DS15_v2

Supported disk types

Premium page blobs

Notes:

  1. PAYGO Explore isn’t supported with HA pairs in Azure.

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

  3. Cloud Volumes ONTAP can run on either a Reserved or On-demand VM instance from your cloud provider. Solutions that use other VM instance types aren’t supported.

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 GiB

  • 1 TiB

  • 2 TiB

  • 4 TiB

  • 8 TiB

  • 16 TiB

  • 32 TiB

  • 100 GiB

  • 500 GiB

  • 1 TiB

  • 2 TiB

  • 4 TiB

  • 8 TiB

  • 16 TiB

  • 32 TiB

  • 100 GiB

  • 500 GiB

  • 1 TiB

  • 2 TiB

  • 4 TiB

  • 8 TiB

  • 16 TiB

  • 32 TiB

HA pairs

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

  • 500 GiB

  • 1 TiB

  • 2 TiB

  • 4 TiB

  • 8 TiB