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Choosing a location for the Cloud ONTAP software image

You must place the Cloud ONTAP software image on an HTTP server or FTP server that is accessible from the Cloud ONTAP instance. Cloud ONTAP accesses the software image when you run the system node image update command.

Steps

  1. Set up an HTTP server or FTP server that can host the Cloud ONTAP software image.
    If you have a VPN connection to your AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), you can place the Cloud ONTAP software image on an HTTP server or FTP server in your own network. Otherwise, you need to place the file on an HTTP server or FTP server in AWS.
    Example
    The NetApp Support instance includes an FTP server that you can use for upgrades. You can connect to an instance in your VPC (the Cloud Manager instance, for example), download the software image to that instance, connect to the NetApp Support instance's private IP address using FTP, and then upload the image.

    The user name for the FTP server is supportftp and the password is the ID of the VPC in which the instance is running.

  2. If you use your own security group for Cloud ONTAP instances, ensure that the outbound rules allow HTTP or FTP connections so Cloud ONTAP can access the software image.
    Note: The predefined Cloud ONTAP security group allows outbound HTTP and FTP connections by default.