Configuring the E5600SG controller management port

Management port 1 on the E5600SG controller connects the controller to the Admin network for StorageGRID Webscale. You can configure this port using a web browser on the service laptop. Additionally, you should enter the subnet mask for the network and at least a default gateway.

Before you begin

About this task

If management port 1 and the 10-GbE optical ports 2 and 4 on the E5600SG controller are connected to networks with DHCP servers, and the controller includes version 1.5 or later of the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer, the controller attempts to obtain dynamically assigned IP addresses when you power on the enclosure. After the controller has completed the power-on process, its seven-segment display shows HO, followed by a repeating sequence of two digits.

HO -- IP address for Admin network -- IP address for Grid network HO
In the sequence:
  • The first set of numbers is the DHCP-assigned IP address for management port 1 on the E5600SG controller (if available). This address is used to connect to the Admin network for StorageGRID Webscale.
  • The second set of numbers is the DHCP-assigned IP address used to connect the appliance to the Grid network for StorageGRID Webscale.
Note: If an IP address could not be assigned using DHCP, 0.0.0.0 is displayed.

Your network administrator can also use the controller's MAC address to look up the dynamically assigned IP address for the controller's management port. The MAC address is printed on a label on the back of the E5600SG controller (adjacent to the port).

Note: If the E5600SG controller includes an earlier version of the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer, the display shows IM. Earlier versions of the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer do not support the use of DHCP IP addresses.

While the DHCP-assigned addresses allow you to access the E5600SG controller initially, you must follow the steps in this section to configure static IP addresses for all E5600SG controller interfaces. You must also follow these steps if you have version 1.3 of the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer.

Attention: To ensure that you do not lose access to the StorageGRID Webscale appliance, NetApp strongly recommends that you set a static IP address for all E5600SG controller interfaces. A static IP is required for VMware-based grids.

Steps

  1. Access the E5600SG controller with the service laptop.
    Option Description
    Have DHCP-assigned IP address Make sure the service laptop and the E5600SG controller are on the same subnet.
    Do not have DHCP-assigned address
    1. Configure the service laptop IP address with 169.254.0.2
    2. Connect the service laptop to management port 2 on the E5600SG controller, using an Ethernet patch cord.
  2. Open a web browser on the service laptop, and access the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer web page:
    • Using DHCP: http://Management_Port_IP:8080
    • Not using DHCP: http://169.254.0.1:8080

    The StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer home page appears.

  3. Determine which version of the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer you have.
    • If the home page looks like the following screenshot, your appliance includes a more recent version of the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer than is described in this document.


      StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer home page (new version)

      To configure StorageGRID Webscale connections for the E5600SG controller, you can use the instructions for configuring StorageGRID Webscale connections for the E5700SG controller:

      SG5700 appliance installation and maintenance

    • If the home page looks like this, you have version 1.6 or 1.7 of the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer and an IP address was acquired using DHCP. You can use the instructions in this section.
      StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer home page (older version)

    • If the home page looks like this, you have version 1.6 or 1.7 of the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer and an IP address was not acquired using DHCP. You can use the instructions in this section.
      StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer home page (older version, no DHCP)

    • If a version number does not immediately follow the product name in the menu bar, you have an earlier version of the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer; however, you can use the instructions in this section.
  4. From the menu bar of the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer home page, click Configure Network Connections.
    Configure Network Connections link
    The Configure Network Connections page appears, with sections for configuring the 10GbE ports, the Admin Network, the Grid Network, and the Client Network.
  5. To set the IP address for management port 1 on the E5600SG controller, go to the Admin Network section of the page, and click Change Static IP/netmask.
    Admin Network > Loaded static IP configuration
    The button name changes to Save Changes and a pop-up appears.
  6. In the pop-up, click OK.
  7. Enter the IP address for management port 1 on the controller, and click Save.
    The route information is displayed, based on the specified IP address.
  8. If needed, edit the route, and click Save route.
  9. Click Home to return to the main Appliance Installer web page.