StorageGRID Webscale appliance components

Before installing the StorageGRID Webscale appliance, you should verify that the appliance boxes contain all required components and that you have additional tools required to install and manage them.

Hardware

The StorageGRID Webscale appliance includes the following hardware components:

4U enclosure

SG5660 enclosure, a 4U chassis with 60 drives


DE1600 2U chassis

SG5612 enclosure, a 2U chassis with 12 drives

4U bezel2U Endcaps

4U bezel or 2U endcaps

Drive

NL-SAS drives. Drives are preinstalled in the 2U SG5612, but not in the 4U SG5660 for shipment safety.


E5600 controller

The E5600SG controller might need to be installed in the enclosure.


E2700 controller

The E2700 controller is preinstalled inside the enclosure.

Mounting rail kit

Mounting rails and screws

Enclosure handles

Enclosure handles (4U enclosures only)

Cables and connectors

The StorageGRID Webscale appliance includes the following cables and connectors:
Power cords

The appliance ships with two AC power cords for connecting to an external power source, such as a wall plug. Your cabinet might have special power cords that you use instead of the power cords that ship with the appliance.

Mini SAS cables

Two 0.5-meter SAS interconnect cables with mini-SAS-HD and mini-SAS connectors.

The square connector plugs into the E2700 controller, and the rectangular connector plugs into the E5600SG controller.

Additional equipment you need

You need the following additional equipment for management and setup:

Screwdrivers

Phillips No. 2 and medium flat-blade screwdrivers

ESD wrist strap

ESD wrist strap

Ethernet cables

Ethernet cables

Ethernet hub

Ethernet switch

Management station

Management station service laptop