2018-06-20 07:12 AM
FabricPool works by associating an object store (such as Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, or StorageGRID Webscale) with an aggregate in ONTAP, creating a composite aggregate: a FabricPool aggregate.
Note: FabricPool requires a capacity-based license when attaching third-party object storage providers (such as Amazon S3) as capacity tiers for AFF and FAS hybrid flash systems. A FabricPool license is not required when using StorageGRID Webscale.
To create a FabricPool aggregate, complete this two-part process:
Part 1: Add the object store to ONTAP.
ONTAP must be able to communicate with the object store before the object store can be attached to an aggregate.
Before you add the object store to ONTAP, you need to identify the following information:
To add the object store to ONTAP, complete the following steps:
Part 2: Attach the object store to an aggregate.
You can complete this task can by using OnCommand System Manager.
More than one object store can be connected to a cluster, but only one type of object store can be attached to each aggregate. For example, one aggregate can use StorageGRID Webscale, and another aggregate can use Amazon S3, but one aggregate cannot be attached to both.
Note: Attaching an external capacity tier to an aggregate is a permanent action. After being attached, an external capacity tier cannot be removed.
To attach the object store to an aggregate, complete the following steps:
For more information about FabricPool, see TR-4598: FabricPool Best Practices.
For more information about ONTAP, see the ONTAP 9 Documentation Center.