Quickstart for Cloud Volumes Service

This section walks you through the process of purchasing, enabling, and configuring NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud from the Google Cloud Marketplace. You can follow along with the written instructions or the video. Both demonstrate the same process.

If you encounter any problems, follow the instructions for obtaining support or email the NetApp team for Google Cloud at GCInfo@NetApp.com.

Purchase the service

  1. Ensure that you have the Billing Account Administrator role in Google Cloud.

  2. On the NetApp Cloud Volumes Service page in the Google Cloud Marketplace, click Purchase.

    Project charges are incurred when you start creating volumes and allocating capacity to those volumes.

  3. Review and fill out required fields in the order summary.

    The Plan and Subscription period fields are pre-filled. The Usage fee field shows the service tiers and the allocated prices per GB.

  4. Select a billing account and agree to the terms and conditions.

  5. Select the second box under Additional terms that begins with I authorize Google LLC and its affiliates..., which allows NetApp and Google to provide support for issues that you submit through the service.

  6. Click Subscribe.

Enable the service

  1. Click Go to Marketplace to return to the Cloud Volumes Service page.
  2. Click Enable to enable the API and open the Cloud Volumes page in the Cloud Console.

Configure private services access and set up network peering

In this section, you configure the private services access connections between your environment, your project, and the NetApp Cloud Volumes project.

Configuring private services access requires a network administrator role to run the Google Cloud commands to configure the private service connection configuration.

  1. On the Cloud Volumes page in the Cloud Console, click Create.

    The Create file system dialog opens, where you enter and select values in the next several steps.

  2. Enter a volume name.

  3. Select the service type.

  4. Select the region and zone.

  5. Accept or modify the volume path.

  6. Select the service level.

    For details on selecting the service level, see pricing and Selecting the appropriate service level and allocated capacity for NetApp Cloud Volumes Service.

  7. Enter the allocated capacity.

  8. Select the protocol type.

    For this quickstart, create your first volume with protocol type NFS. If you only want to use SMB volumes in production, you can delete the NFS volume after completing this quickstart.

  9. If you are running a shared VPC network, select Shared VPC configuration under Network details.

    If you have not set up network peering, a dialog appears, telling you that you must set up network peering.

    Network peering not set up

    In these steps, you copy three commands and run them in Cloud Shell to reserve the address range, set up peering, and enable custom route propagation. You only need to perform these steps once, when you first set up network peering.

    1. In the dialog, click View commands how to set up network peering.

      To customize your address range, click Use custom address range.

    2. Copy the first command, for the user-input address range.

    3. Open Cloud Shell by clicking the Activate Cloud Shell button in the navigation bar in the upper-right corner of the Cloud Console.

    4. Paste the first command for the user-input address range into Cloud Shell, and run the command.

      This command reserves the address range.

    5. Click View commands again.

    6. Copy the second command, for VPC peering.

    7. Paste the command into Cloud Shell, and run the command. Type Y when prompted.

      VPC peering takes a few minutes to set up.

    8. Click View commands again.

    9. Copy the third command, to propagate routes.

    10. Paste the command into Cloud Shell, and run the command.

  10. Click Save.

The creation of your first volume takes a few minutes. The creation of each subsequent volume takes around 10 seconds.