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If you need to perform advanced management of ONTAP Cloud systems, you can do so using OnCommand System Manager or the command line interface.

Connecting to OnCommand System Manager

You might need to perform some ONTAP Cloud tasks from OnCommand System Manager, which is a browser-based management tool that runs on the ONTAP Cloud system. For example, you need to use System Manager if you want to create LUNs.

Before you begin

The computer from which you are accessing Cloud Manager must have a network connection to ONTAP Cloud. For example, you might need to log in to Cloud Manager from a jump host in AWS or Azure.

When deployed in multiple AWS Availability Zones, ONTAP Cloud HA configurations use a floating IP address for the cluster management interface, which means external routing is not available. You must connect from a host that is part of the same routing domain.
Steps
  1. From the Working Environments page, double-click the ONTAP Cloud system that you want to manage with System Manager.

  2. Click the menu icon, and then click Advanced > System Manager.

  3. Click Launch.

    System Manager loads in a new browser tab.

  4. At the login screen, enter admin in the User Name field, enter the password that you specified when you created the working environment, and then click Sign In.

Result

The System Manager console loads. You can now use it to manage ONTAP Cloud.

Connecting to the ONTAP Cloud CLI

The ONTAP Cloud CLI enables you to execute all administrative commands and is a good choice for advanced tasks or if you are more comfortable using the CLI. You can connect to the CLI using Secure Shell (SSH).

Before you begin

The host from which you use SSH to connect to ONTAP Cloud must have a network connection to ONTAP Cloud. For example, you might need to use SSH from a jump host in AWS or Azure.

When deployed in multiple AZs, ONTAP Cloud HA configurations use a floating IP address for the cluster management interface, which means external routing is not available. You must connect from a host that is part of the same routing domain.
Steps
  1. In Cloud Manager, identify the IP address of the cluster management interface:

    1. On the Working Environments page, select the ONTAP Cloud system.

    2. Copy the cluster management IP address that appears in the right pane.

  2. Use SSH to connect to the cluster management interface IP address using the admin account.

    Example

    The following image shows an example using PuTTY:

    Screen shot: Shows the destination admin@192.168.11.5 on port 22.

  3. At the login prompt, enter the password for the admin account.

    Example

    Password: ********
    COT2::>