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What happens when you enable Cloud Volumes on NetApp HCI?

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When you enable Cloud Volumes on NetApp HCI using Hybrid Cloud Control, several events occur in NetApp Fabric Orchestrator, the interface you use to create and manage cloud volumes.

  • NetApp HCI initiates an API call that creates a new organization (workspace) in Fabric Orchestrator. The organization is the same organization used in NetApp Kubernetes Service.

    Cloud Volumes is a Kubernetes application that runs in the NetApp Kubernetes Service service cluster.

  • The Cloud Central account used during installation in NetApp Hybrid Cloud Control becomes the owner assigned to the Fabric Orchestrator organization.

  • The region in NetApp Kubernetes Service becomes the same region in the Fabric Orchestrator organization.

  • Within the datacenter in vCenter, a new folder called "NetApp-HCI-CloudVolumeFoundation" is created. This folder contains the cluster and deployment VMs.

  • Cloud Volumes installs the port groups required in vCenter. The following three networks are created:

    • NetApp-HCI-CVF-Cluster

    • NetApp-HCI-CVF-Mgmt

    • NetApp-HCI-CVF-Storage

  • Cloud Volumes creates the following datastores, which should not be modified:

    • NetApp-HCI-CVF-Deploy-DS

    • NetApp-HCI-CVF-Cluster-DS-01

    • NetApp-HCI-CVF-Cluster-DS-02

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