Create a capacity pool for Azure NetApp Files
Creating a capacity pool enables you to create volumes within it.
Before you begin
- You must have already created a NetApp account.
- If you are using Azure CLI, ensure that you are using the latest version. For more information, see How to update the Azure CLI.
- If you are using PowerShell, ensure that you are using the latest version of the Az.NetAppFiles module. To update to the latest version, use the 'Update-Module Az.NetAppFiles' command. For more information, see Update-Module.
- If you are using the Azure REST API, ensure that you are specifying the latest version.
Go to the management blade for your NetApp account, and then, from the navigation pane, click Capacity pools.
Select + Add pools to create a new capacity pool.
The New Capacity Pool window appears.
Provide the following information for the new capacity pool:
Specify the name for the capacity pool.
The capacity pool name must be unique for each NetApp account.
Specify the size of the capacity pool that you are purchasing.
The minimum capacity pool size is 2 TiB. You can change the size of a capacity pool in 1-TiB increments.
2-TiB capacity pool sizing is currently in preview. You can only take advantage of the 2-TiB minimum if all the volumes in the capacity pool are using Standard network features. If any volume is using Basic network features, the minimum size is 4 TiB.
Specify whether the capacity pool should use the Manual or Auto QoS type.
Setting QoS type to Manual is permanent. You cannot convert a manual QoS capacity pool to use auto QoS. However, you can convert an auto QoS capacity pool to use manual QoS. See Change a capacity pool to use manual QoS.
Specify whether you want the volumes in this capacity pool to use single or double encryption. See Azure NetApp Files double encryption at rest for details.
After the capacity pool is created, you can’t modify the setting (switching between
double) for the encryption type.
Azure NetApp Files double encryption at rest is currently in preview. If you are using this feature for the first time, you need to register the feature first.
- Register the feature:
Register-AzProviderFeature -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.NetApp -FeatureName ANFDoubleEncryption
- Check the status of the feature registration.
RegistrationStatemay be in the
Registeringstate for up to 60 minutes before changing to
Registered. Wait until the status is
Get-AzProviderFeature -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.NetApp -FeatureName ANFDoubleEncryption
You can also use Azure CLI commands
az feature registerand
az feature showto register the feature and display the registration status.
- Register the feature:
The Capacity pools page shows the configurations for the capacity pool.