StorageGRID Webscale appliance connections

Before installing the StorageGRID Webscale appliance, make sure you understand how the controller ports are used.

The controllers in the StorageGRID Webscale appliance include the following ports. The diagram shows the SG5660 model; the controllers in the SG5612 model are side by side instead of stacked.


Back view of SG5660 showing connections
Item Port Type of port Function
1 Management port 1 on the E2700 controller 1-Gb (RJ-45) Ethernet Connects the E2700 controller to the network where SANtricity Storage Manager is installed.
2 Management port 2 on the E2700 controller 1-Gb (RJ-45) Ethernet Connects the E2700 controller to a service laptop during installation.
3 Two SAS interconnect ports on each controller, labelled Ch 1 and Ch 2

E2700 controller: mini-SAS-HD

E5600SG controller: mini-SAS

Connect the two controllers to each other.
4 Management port 1 on the E5600SG controller 1-Gb (RJ-45) Ethernet Connects the E5600SG controller to the Admin network for StorageGRID Webscale.
5 Management port 2 on the E5600SG controller 1-Gb (RJ-45) Ethernet Connects the E5600SG controller to a service laptop during installation.
6 Four network ports on the E5600SG controller 10-GbE (optical) Connect the E5600SG controller to the Grid network and to the Client network (if used) for StorageGRID Webscale. The ports can be bonded together to provide redundant paths to the controller.

Connections for the 10-GbE ports on the E5600SG controller

The four network ports on the E5600SG controller are bonded together to provide redundant paths to the controller, as follows:

For more information on configuring these ports, see the instructions for cabling the appliance and the appropriate StorageGRID Webscale Software Installation Guide.