Setting a volume's tiering policy - FSx for ONTAP
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Setting a volume's tiering policy

You can modify a volume's tiering policy using the Amazon Web Services Management Console, Amazon CLI and API, and the ONTAP CLI.

Use the following procedure to modify a volume's data-tiering policy using the Amazon Web Services Management Console.

  1. Open the Amazon FSx console at

  2. Choose Volumes in the left navigation pane, then choose the ONTAP volume for which you want to modify the data-tiering policy.

  3. Choose Update volume from the Actions drop down menu. The Update volume window appears.

  4. For Capacity pool tiering policy, choose the new policy for the volume. For more information, see Volume tiering policies.

  5. Choose Update to apply the new policy to the volume.

  • Modify a volume's tiering policy using the update-volume CLI command (UpdateVolume is the equivalent Amazon FSx API action). The following CLI command example sets a volume's data-tiering policy to SNAPSHOT_ONLY.

    aws fsx update-volume \ --volume-id fsxvol-abcde0123456789f --ontap-configuration TieringPolicy={Name=SNAPSHOT_ONLY}

    For a successful request, the system responds with the volume description.

        "Volume": {
            "CreationTime": "2021-10-05T14:27:44.332000-04:00",
            "FileSystemId": "fs-abcde0123456789f",
            "Lifecycle": "CREATED",
            "Name": "vol1",
            "OntapConfiguration": {
                "FlexCacheEndpointType": "NONE",
                "JunctionPath": "/vol1",
                "SecurityStyle": "UNIX",
                "SizeInMegabytes": 1048576,
                "StorageEfficiencyEnabled": true,
                "StorageVirtualMachineId": "svm-abc0123de456789f",
                "StorageVirtualMachineRoot": false,
                "TieringPolicy": {
                    "CoolingPeriod": 2,
                    "Name": "SNAPSHOT_ONLY"
                "UUID": "aaaa1111-bb22-cc33-dd44-abcde01234f5",
                "OntapVolumeType": "RW"
            "ResourceARN": "arn:aws:fsx:us-east-2:111122223333:volume/fs-abcde0123456789f/fsvol-abc012def3456789a",
            "VolumeId": "fsvol-abc012def3456789a",
            "VolumeType": "ONTAP"

You use the volume modify ONTAP CLI command to set a volume's tiering policy. For more information, see volume modify in the NetApp ONTAP Documentation Center.

  1. To access the NetApp ONTAP CLI, establish an SSH session on the management port of the Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP file system by running the following command. Replace management_endpoint_ip with the IP address of the file system's management port.

    [~]$ ssh fsxadmin@management_endpoint_ip

    For more information, see Managing file systems with the ONTAP CLI.

  2. Enter the ONTAP CLI advanced mode using the following command.

    FSx::> set adv Warning: These advanced commands are potentially dangerous; use them only when directed to do so by NetApp personnel. Do you want to continue? {y|n}: y
  3. Use the following command to modify the volume data-tiering policy, replacing the following values:

    • Replace svm_name with the name of the SVM that the volume is created on.

    • Replace vol_name with name of the volume for which you are setting the data-tiering policy.

    • Replace tiering_policy with the desired policy. Valid values are snapshot-only, auto, all, or none. For more information, see Volume tiering policies.

    FSx::> volume modify -vserver svm_name -volume vol_name -tiering-policy tiering_policy