Getting started checklist
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Use this checklist to understand what’s needed to get up and running with Cloud Manager.
- A NetApp Cloud Central login
You need to sign up to NetApp Cloud Central so you can access Cloud Manager and other cloud services.
- Network access from a web browser to several endpoints
Users need to access Cloud Manager from a web browser. The machine running the web browser must have connections to the following endpoints.
To connect you to the Cloud Manager SaaS interface.
To contact Cloud Central APIs.
Your web browser connects to these endpoints for centralized user authentication through NetApp Cloud Central.
For in-product chat that enables you to talk to NetApp cloud experts.
- A network location for a Connector
After logging in to Cloud Manager, an Account Admin will need to deploy a Connector in a cloud provider or in your on-premises network. The Connector enables Cloud Manager to manage resources and processes within your public cloud environment. A Connector isn’t required for Azure NetApp Files, Cloud Volumes Service, or Cloud Sync, but it is required for all other services and features in Cloud Manager. Learn more about Connectors and how they work.
The network location must have an outbound internet connection.
The Connector requires outbound internet access to manage resources and processes within your public cloud environment. Outbound internet access is also required if you want to manually install the Connector on a Linux host or access the local UI running on the Connector.
There’s no incoming traffic to the Connector, unless you initiate it.
HTTP (80) and HTTPS (443) provide access to the local UI, which you’ll use in rare circumstances. SSH (22) is only needed if you need to connect to the host for troubleshooting.
- Cloud provider permissions
You need an account that has permissions to deploy the Connector in your cloud provider directly from Cloud Manager.
There are alternative ways to create a Connector. You also have the option to create a Connector from the AWS Marketplace, Azure Marketplace, or to manually install the software. Location High-level steps Detailed steps
Use a JSON file that includes the required permissions to create an IAM policy in AWS.
Attach the policy to the IAM user who will create the Connector from Cloud Manager.
When you create the Connector, provide Cloud Manager with the AWS access key and secret key for the IAM user that has the required permissions.
Use a JSON file that includes the required permissions to create a custom role in Azure.
Assign the role to the user who will create the Connector from Cloud Manager.
When you create the Connector, log in with the Microsoft account that has the required permissions (the login prompt that is owned and hosted by Microsoft).
Use a YAML file that includes the required permissions to create a custom role in Google Cloud.
Attach that role to the user who will create the Connector from Cloud Manager.
If you plan to use Cloud Volumes ONTAP, set up a service account that has the required permissions.
Enable Google Cloud APIs.
When you create the Connector, log in with the Google account that has the required permissions (the login prompt is owned and hosted by Google).
- Networking for individual services
Now that your setup is complete, you’re ready to start using the services available from Cloud Manager. Note that each service has its own networking requirements. Refer to the following pages for more details.