Posted On: Dec 6, 2022
Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, a service that provides fully managed shared storage built on NetApp’s popular ONTAP file system, today announced four new features that make it even easier to configure and manage your file systems.
- You can now more easily assign a snapshot policy to your FSx for ONTAP volumes. Snapshots are browsable read-only images of a volume at a given point in time. Each FSx for ONTAP volume has a snapshot policy, which creates volume snapshots on a predefined schedule. Until today, you could only configure your volumes’ snapshot policies using the ONTAP CLI and REST API. Now, you can also assign a snapshot policy to new or existing volumes using the AWS Management Console and the Amazon FSx CLI and API, making it easier to configure when snapshots are automatically created for your volumes.
- You can now more easily create FSx for ONTAP data protection (DP) volumes. DP volumes are used as the destination for NetApp SnapMirror, an ONTAP feature that enables you to efficiently replicate data to the same or different ONTAP file system. Until today, you could only create DP volumes using the ONTAP CLI and REST API. Now, you can also create DP volumes using the AWS Management Console and the Amazon FSx CLI and API, making it easier to migrate and protect your data with SnapMirror.
- You can now configure FSx for ONTAP volumes so that their tags are automatically copied to backups you create. This capability makes it easier to organize, secure, track, and audit your backups.
- You can now add or remove VPC route tables for your existing FSx for ONTAP Multi-AZ file systems. With Multi-AZ file systems, the endpoints you use to access and manage your data are created in VPC route tables you associate with your file system. Now, you can add or remove route tables for your existing file systems, enabling you to update your file system network configuration as your network evolves.
All of these features are available for new and existing file systems starting today in all AWS Regions where FSx for ONTAP is available. To learn more, see the FSx for ONTAP documentation.