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Cloud Manager typically introduces a new release every month to bring you new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

Cloud Manager 3.7.2 (5 Aug 2019)

FlexCache licenses

Cloud Manager now generates a FlexCache license for all new Cloud Volumes ONTAP systems. The license includes a 500 GB usage limit.

To generate the license, Cloud Manager needs to access https://ipa-signer.cloudmanager.netapp.com. Make sure that this URL is accessible from your firewall.

Kubernetes storage classes for iSCSI

When you connect Cloud Volumes ONTAP to a Kubernetes cluster, Cloud Manager now creates two additional Kubernetes storage classes that you can use with iSCSI Persistent Volumes:

  • netapp-file-san: For binding iSCSI Persistent Volumes to single-node Cloud Volumes ONTAP systems

  • netapp-file-redundant-san: For binding iSCSI Persistent Volumes to Cloud Volumes ONTAP HA pairs

Management of inodes

Cloud Manager now monitors the number of inodes on a volume and increases the maximum number when needed. The number of files a volume can contain is determined by how many inodes it has.

Support for the Hong Kong region in AWS

Cloud Manager and Cloud Volumes ONTAP are now supported in the Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) region in AWS.

Support for the Australia Central regions in Azure

Cloud Manager and Cloud Volumes ONTAP are now supported in the following Azure regions:

  • Australia Central

  • Australia Central 2

Update on backing up and restoring (15 July 2019)

Starting with the 3.7.1 release, Cloud Manager no longer supports downloading a backup and using it to restore your Cloud Manager configuration. You need to follow these steps to restore Cloud Manager.

Cloud Manager 3.7.1 (1 July 2019)

Cloud Manager 3.7 update (16 June 2019)

Cloud Volumes ONTAP 9.6 is now available in AWS, Azure, and in Google Cloud Platform as a private preview. To join the private preview, send a request to ng-Cloud-Volume-ONTAP-preview@netapp.com.

Cloud Manager 3.7 (5 June 2019)

Support for upcoming Cloud Volumes ONTAP 9.6 release

Cloud Manager 3.7 includes support for the upcoming Cloud Volumes ONTAP 9.6 release. The 9.6 release includes a private preview of Cloud Volumes ONTAP in Google Cloud Platform. We’ll update the release notes when 9.6 is available.

NetApp Cloud Central accounts

We’ve enhanced how you manage your cloud resources. Each Cloud Manager system will be associated with a NetApp Cloud Central account. The account enables multi-tenancy and is planned for other NetApp cloud data services in the future.

In Cloud Manager, a Cloud Central account is a container for your Cloud Manager systems and the workspaces in which users deploy Cloud Volumes ONTAP.

Cloud Manager needs access to https://cloudmanager.cloud.netapp.com in order to connect to the Cloud Central account service. Open this URL on your firewall to ensure that Cloud Manager can contact the service.

Integrating your system with Cloud Central accounts

Some time after you upgrade to Cloud Manager 3.7, NetApp will choose specific Cloud Manager systems to integrate with Cloud Central accounts. During this process, NetApp creates an account, assigns new roles to each user, creates workspaces, and places existing working environments in those workspaces. There’s no disruption to your Cloud Volumes ONTAP systems.

Backup and restore with the Cloud Backup Service

The NetApp Cloud Backup Service for Cloud Volumes ONTAP delivers fully-managed backup and restore capabilities for protection and long-term archive of your cloud data. You can integrate the Cloud Backup Service with Cloud Volumes ONTAP for AWS. Backups created by the service are stored in AWS S3 object storage.

To get started, install and configure the backup agent and then start backup and restore operations. If you need help, we encourage you to contact us by using the chat icon in Cloud Manager.