Planning and preparation

Before deploying grid nodes and configuring the StorageGRID Webscale grid, you must be familiar with the steps and requirements for completing the procedure.

The StorageGRID Webscale deployment and configuration procedures assume that you are familiar with the architecture and operation of the StorageGRID Webscale system. If the StorageGRID Webscale system includes StorageGRID Webscale appliance Storage Nodes, you must be familiar with the steps and requirements for installing the StorageGRID Webscale appliance.

You can deploy a single site or multiple sites at one time; however, all sites must meet the minimum requirement of having at least three Storage Nodes.

Before starting a StorageGRID Webscale installation, you must:

In addition, if you are using physical (“bare metal”) servers to host your StorageGRID Webscale nodes and you want to take advantage of StorageGRID Webscale’s node migration capability to perform scheduled maintenance on physical hosts without any service interruption, you should understand and plan to meet the requirements for supporting node migration. See "Node migration requirements" for more information.