Getting started with Cloud Volumes ONTAP for Google Cloud
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Get started with Cloud Volumes ONTAP for GCP in a few steps.
Create a Connector
When you create your first Cloud Volumes ONTAP working environment, Cloud Manager prompts you to deploy a Connector if you don’t have one yet.
Plan your configuration
Cloud Manager offers preconfigured packages that match your workload requirements, or you can create your own configuration. If you choose your own configuration, you should understand the options available to you.
Set up your networking
Ensure that your VPC and subnets will support connectivity between the Connector and Cloud Volumes ONTAP.
If you plan to enable data tiering, configure the Cloud Volumes ONTAP subnet for Private Google Access.
If you’re deploying an HA pair, ensure that you have four VPCs, each with their own subnet.
If you’re using a shared VPC, provide the Compute Network User role to the Connector service account.
Enable outbound internet access from the target VPC so the Connector and Cloud Volumes ONTAP can contact several endpoints.
This step is important because the Connector can’t manage Cloud Volumes ONTAP without outbound internet access. If you need to limit outbound connectivity, refer to the list of endpoints for the Connector and Cloud Volumes ONTAP.
Set up a service account
Cloud Volumes ONTAP requires a Google Cloud service account for two purposes. The first is when you enable data tiering to tier cold data to low-cost object storage in Google Cloud. The second is when you enable the Cloud Backup Service to back up volumes to low-cost object storage.
You can set up one service account and use it for both purposes. The service account must have the Storage Admin role.
Enable Google Cloud APIs
Enable the following Google Cloud APIs in your project. These APIs are required to deploy the Connector and Cloud Volumes ONTAP.
Cloud Deployment Manager V2 API
Cloud Logging API
Cloud Resource Manager API
Compute Engine API
Identity and Access Management (IAM) API
Launch Cloud Volumes ONTAP using Cloud Manager
Click Add Working Environment, select the type of system that you would like to deploy, and complete the steps in the wizard. Read step-by-step instructions.