Document History for Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP - FSx for ONTAP
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Document History for Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

  • API version: 2018-03-01

  • Latest documentation update: April 30, 2024

The following table describes important changes to the Amazon FSx NetApp ONTAP User Guide. For notifications about documentation updates, you can subscribe to the RSS feed.

ChangeDescriptionDate

Support added for the fsxadmin-readonly role for file system administrative users

The fsxadmin-readonly role is now available for ONTAP file system administrative users, and can be used for file system monitoring applications such as NetApp Harvest. For more information, see File system administrator roles and users.

April 30, 2024

Support added for SSH public key authentication for Windows domain administrative users

You can now use SSH public key authentication with Active Directory domain file system and SVM users. For more information, see https://docs.amazonaws.cn/fsx/latest/ONTAPGuide/set-up-ad-auth.html.

April 30, 2024

Support added for 12 HA pairs in scale-out file systems

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP added support for 12 HA pairs in scale-out file systems. File systems with 12 HA pairs can deliver up to 72 GBps of throughput capacity and 2,400,000 SSD IOPS across 12 high-availability (HA) pairs. For more information, see High-availability (HA) pairs and Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP performance.

March 4, 2024

Support added for cloud write mode

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP added support for cloud write mode for volumes. For more information, see Enabling cloud write mode on a volume.

February 6, 2024

Support added for backing up FlexGroup volumes with Amazon Backup

You can now use Amazon Backup to back up and restore FlexGroup volumes on your FSx for ONTAP file systems. For more information, see Using Amazon Backup with Amazon FSx.

January 11, 2024

Amazon FSx updated the AmazonFSxFullAccess, AmazonFSxConsoleFullAccess, AmazonFSxReadOnlyAccess, AmazonFSxConsoleReadOnlyAccess, and AmazonFSxServiceRolePolicy Amazon managed policies

Amazon FSx updated the AmazonFSxFullAccess, AmazonFSxConsoleFullAccess, AmazonFSxReadOnlyAccess, AmazonFSxConsoleReadOnlyAccess, and AmazonFSxServiceRolePolicy policies to add the ec2:GetSecurityGroupsForVpc permission. For more information, see Amazon FSx updates to Amazon managed policies.

January 9, 2024

Amazon FSx updated the AmazonFSxFullAccess and the AmazonFSxConsoleFullAccess Amazon managed policies

Amazon FSx updated the AmazonFSxFullAccess and AmazonFSxConsoleFullAccess policies to add the ManageCrossAccountDataReplication action. For more information, see Amazon FSx updates to Amazon managed policies.

December 20, 2023

Support added for scale-out metrics

FSx for ONTAP now provides Amazon CloudWatch metrics for file systems with multiple HA pairs. For more information, see Scale-out file system metrics.

November 26, 2023

Support added for scale-out file systems

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP added support for scale-out file systems that can deliver up to 36 GBps of throughput capacity and 1,200,000 SSD IOPS across six high-availability (HA) pairs. For more information, see High-availability (HA) pairs and Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP performance.

November 26, 2023

Support added for FlexGroup volumes

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP added support for FlexGroup volumes. For more information, see Volume styles.

November 26, 2023

Shared VPC support added for Multi-AZ file systems

Participant accounts can now create Multi-AZ file systems in a VPC that has been shared with them. Owner accounts can manage this feature in the Amazon FSx console, CLI, and API. For more information, see Creating FSx for ONTAP file systems in shared subnets

November 26, 2023

Amazon FSx updated the AmazonFSxFullAccess and the AmazonFSxConsoleFullAccess Amazon managed policies

Amazon FSx updated the AmazonFSxFullAccess and AmazonFSxConsoleFullAccess policies to add the fsx:CopySnapshotAndUpdateVolume permission. For more information, see Amazon FSx updates to Amazon managed policies.

November 26, 2023

Amazon FSx updated the AmazonFSxFullAccess and the AmazonFSxConsoleFullAccess Amazon managed policies

Amazon FSx updated the AmazonFSxFullAccess and AmazonFSxConsoleFullAccess policies to add the fsx:DescribeSharedVPCConfiguration and fsx:UpdateSharedVPCConfiguration permissions. For more information, see Amazon FSx updates to Amazon managed policies.

November 14, 2023

Support added for creating additional ONTAP roles and users

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP now supports creating additional ONTAP roles and users to define user capabilities and privileges when using the ONTAP CLI and REST API. For more information, see Roles and users in Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP.

September 6, 2023

Support added for additional CloudWatch metrics and an enhanced monitoring dashboard

FSx for ONTAP now provides additional performance metrics and an enhanced monitoring dashboard for improved visibility into file system activity. For more information, see Monitoring with CloudWatch.

August 17, 2023

Amazon FSx updated the AmazonFSxServiceRolePolicy Amazon managed policy

Amazon FSx updated the cloudwatch:PutMetricData permission in the AmazonFSxServiceRolePolicy. For more information, see Amazon FSx updates to Amazon managed policies.

July 24, 2023

Support added for using NetApp System Manager directly

You can manage your FSx for ONTAP file systems using System Manager directly from NetApp BlueXP. For more information, see Using NetApp System Manager with BlueXP.

July 13, 2023

Support added for monitoring EMS events

You can monitor FSx for ONTAP file system events using NetAPP ONTAP's native Events Management System (EMS). You can view EMS events using the NetApp ONTAP CLI. For more information, see Monitoring FSx for ONTAP EMS events.

July 13, 2023

Support added for SnapLock

FSx for ONTAP now supports SnapLock volumes. SnapLock allows you to protect your files by transitioning them to a write once, read many (WORM) state, which prevents modification or deletion for a specified retention period. FSx for ONTAP supports the Compliance and Enterprise retention modes with SnapLock. For more information, see Working with SnapLock.

July 13, 2023

Support added for IPsec encryption of data in transit

FSx for ONTAP now supports using IPsec encryption to encrypt data in transit between file systems and connected clients. For more information, see Configuring IPsec using PSK authentication and Configuring IPsec using certificate authentication.

July 13, 2023

Maximum volume size has increased

FSx for ONTAP updated the maximum size of a volume from 100 TB to 300 TB. For more information, see Turn on volume autosizing.

July 13, 2023

Amazon FSx updated the AmazonFSxFullAccess Amazon managed policy

Amazon FSx updated the AmazonFSxFullAccess policy to remove the fsx:* permission and add specific fsx actions. For more information, see AmazonFSxFullAccess policy.

July 13, 2023

Amazon FSx updated the AmazonFSxConsoleFullAccess Amazon managed policy

Amazon FSx updated the AmazonFSxConsoleFullAccess policy to remove the fsx:* permission and add specific fsx actions. For more information, see AmazonFSxConsoleFullAccess policy.

July 13, 2023

Support added for joining existing storage virtual machines to an Active Directory

You can join existing storage virtual machines to an Active Directory using the Amazon Web Services Management Console, Amazon CLI and API. For more information, see Joining an SVM to an Active Directory.

June 13, 2023

Support for NVMe read cache added for Single-AZ file systems

NVMe read cache is now supported for Single-AZ file systems created after November 28, 2022 with at least 2 GBps of throughput capacity in US East (Ohio) Region, US East (N. Virginia) Region, US West (Oregon) Region, and Europe (Ireland). For more information, see Impact of deployment type on performance.

November 28, 2022

Support added for using in-VPC IP address ranges to create Multi-AZ file systems

You can now create Multi-AZ FSx for ONTAP file systems by specifying endpoints that are within the IP address range of your VPC. For more information, see Creating FSx for ONTAP file systems.

November 28, 2022

Support added for updating VPC route tables on Multi-AZ file systems

You can now associate (add) a new VPC route table to an existing Multi-AZ FSx for ONTAP file system or disassociate (remove) an existing VPC route table from an existing Multi-AZ FSx for ONTAP file system. For more information, see Updating a file system.

November 28, 2022

Support added for encryption of data in transit with Amazon Nitro System

Data in transit is encrypted automatically when accessed from supported Amazon EC2 instances in US East (Ohio) Region, US East (N. Virginia) Region, US West (Oregon) Region, and Europe (Ireland). For more information, see Encrypting data in transit with Amazon Nitro System.

November 28, 2022

Support added for creating DP volumes

You can now create DP (data-protection) volumes by using the Amazon FSx console, Amazon CLI, or Amazon FSx API. You can use DP volumes as the destination of a NetApp SnapMirror or SnapVault relationship, when you want to migrate or protect a single volume's data. For more information, see Volume types.

November 28, 2022

Support added for copying volume tags to backups

You can now enable CopyTagsToBackups in the Amazon CLI or Amazon FSx API to automatically copy tags from your volumes to backups. For more information, see Copying tags to backups.

November 28, 2022

Support added for choosing a snapshot policy

You can now choose from three built-in snapshot policies when creating or updating a volume using the Amazon FSx console, Amazon CLI, or Amazon FSx API. You can also select a custom snapshot policy that you made in the ONTAP CLI or REST API. For more information, see Snapshot policies.

November 28, 2022

Support added for additional file system throughput capacity option

FSx for ONTAP now supports 4,096 MBps of throughput capacity for file systems created after November 28, 2022 in US East (Ohio) Region, US East (N. Virginia) Region, US West (Oregon) Region, and Europe (Ireland). For more information, see Impact of throughput capacity on performance.

November 28, 2022

Support added for additional SSD IOPS

FSx for ONTAP now supports 160,000 SSD IOPS for file systems created after November 28, 2022 in US East (Ohio) Region, US East (N. Virginia) Region, US West (Oregon) Region, and Europe (Ireland). For more information, see Impact of throughput capacity on performance.

November 28, 2022

Support added for using FSx for ONTAP as an external datastore for VMware Cloud on Amazon

You can use FSx for ONTAP as an external datastore for VMware Cloud on Amazon Software-Defined Data Centers (SDDCs). This added support provides flexibility to scale storage up or down independently from compute resources for VMware Cloud on Amazon workloads. For more information, see Using VMware Cloud with FSx for ONTAP.

August 30, 2022

Automatically increase a file system's storage capacity

Use an Amazon-developed customizable Amazon CloudFormation template to automatically increase your file system's storage capacity when the amount of used SSD storage capacity exceeds a threshold that you specify. For more information, see Increasing SSD storage capacity dynamically.

June 3, 2022

Amazon FSx is now integrated with Amazon Backup

You can now use Amazon Backup to back up and restore your FSx file systems in addition to using the native Amazon FSx backups. For more information, see Using Amazon Backup with Amazon FSx.

May 18, 2022

Support added for single Availability Zone ONTAP file system deployments

You can create Single-AZ FSx for ONTAP file systems, which are designed to provide high availability and durability within a single Availability Zone (AZ). For more information, see Choosing file system deployment.

April 13, 2022

Support added for Amazon PrivateLink interface VPC endpoints

You can now use interface VPC endpoints to access the Amazon FSx API from your VPC without sending traffic over the internet. For more information, see Amazon FSx and interface VPC endpoints.

April 5, 2022

Support added for modifying throughput capacity for existing ONTAP file systems

You can now modify the throughput capacity that is available to your existing ONTAP file systems. For more information, see Managing throughput capacity.

March 30, 2022

Support added for SSD storage capacity and provisioned IOPS scaling

You can now increase the SSD storage capacity and provisioned IOPS for existing FSx for ONTAP file systems as your storage and IOPS requirements evolve. For more information, see Managing storage capacity and provisioned IOPS.

January 25, 2022

Support added for Amazon CloudWatch metrics

You can monitor your file system using Amazon CloudWatch, which collects and processes raw data from FSx for ONTAP into readable, near real-time metrics. For more information, see Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch.

January 19, 2022

Support added for additional file system throughput options

FSx for ONTAP now supports 128 MB/s and 256 MB/s options for file system throughput. For more information, see Impact of throughput capacity on performance.

November 30, 2021

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP is now generally available

FSx for ONTAP is a fully managed service that provides highly reliable, scalable, performant, and feature-rich file storage built on NetApp's ONTAP file system. It provides the familiar features, performance, capabilities, and APIs of NetApp file systems with the agility, scalability, and simplicity of a fully managed Amazon service.

September 2, 2021