Before you create your first cloud volume, it is strongly recommended that you activate support entitlement. Activating support entitlement enables you to access technical support over the online chat, the web ticketing system, and the phone.
Activating support entitlement
During the initial subscription process with Cloud Volumes Service for AWS, the cloud volumes instance generates a 20-digit NetApp subscription ID that starts with "930". The NetApp subscription ID represents the Cloud Volumes Service that is tied to your AWS account. You register the NetApp subscription ID to activate support entitlement. You need NetApp Support Site (NSS) credentials for the support activation process.
Navigate to the NetApp Cloud Orchestrator site, and then log in with the email address that you provided during your subscription.
Display your NetApp subscription ID by clicking Support in the Cloud Volumes Service user interface (UI).
In the Support page, verify that your subscription status shows
If you do not see the subscription status and your NetApp subscription ID, refresh the browser page.
Register your NetApp subscription ID to activate support entitlement:
If you are new to NetApp or do not have an existing NSS account, go to the Cloud Data Services Support Registration page (register.netapp.com) to create an NSS account and activate support for the service.
You will be prompted to provide your NetApp subscription ID and your AWS customer ID.
If you have an NSS account, click Activate support and enter your NSS credentials (username and password) from the Cloud Volumes Service UI to activate support entitlement for your NetApp subscription ID.
After your NetApp subscription ID is activated for support entitlement, the Support page shows the
registeredstatus, indicating that you have activated support entitlement.
Obtaining support information
To obtain self-service information or other forms of support information, go to the Support page from the Cloud Volumes Service UI.
You need your NSS credentials to access technical support chat or create web tickets.
If you ever need to deactivate support for your subscription, click Deactivate support from the Support page, type
deactivate as prompted, and click Deactivate support again to confirm.
NetApp recommends that you do not deactivate support for your subscription unless you are certain that you no longer need the service.
If you mistakenly deactivated support, you can create a web ticket to reactivate the subscription.