Skip to main content
NetApp Stage KB

FlexGroups in Cloud Volumes ONTAP QandA

Last Updated:


Applies to

  • NetApp Cloud Manager (Connector)
  • NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP (CVO)
  • NetApp ONTAP FlexGroup (FG)


Q: How are FG`s created/managed in CVO?

  • FlexGroup volumes in CVO can only be created by using the CLI or ONTAP System Manager. Currently, you cannot use Cloud Manager to create FlexGroupvolumes.

Q: Does Cloud Manager support FG Volumes?

  • While Cloud Volumes ONTAP supports FlexGroup volumes, Cloud Manager does not. If you create a FlexGroup volume from System Manager or from the CLI, then you should set Cloud Manager’s Capacity Management mode to Manual. Automatic mode might not work properly with FlexGroup volumes.
NetApp provides no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or reliability or serviceability of any information or recommendations provided in this publication or with respect to any results that may be obtained by the use of the information or observance of any recommendations provided herein. The information in this document is distributed AS IS and the use of this information or the implementation of any recommendations or techniques herein is a customer's responsibility and depends on the customer's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the customer's operational environment. This document and the information contained herein may be used solely in connection with the NetApp products discussed in this document.