Required materials

Before you install StorageGRID Webscale, you must gather and prepare required materials.

Item Notes
NetApp StorageGRID Webscale license

You must have a valid, digitally signed NetApp license.

Note: The StorageGRID Webscale installation archive includes a free license that does not provide any support entitlement for the product.

StorageGRID Webscale installation archive for VMware

You must download one of the following StorageGRID Webscale installation archives and extract the files to your service laptop.

  • StorageGRID-Webscale-version-VMware-uniqueID.tgz
  • StorageGRID-Webscale-version-VMware-uniqueID.zip
VMware software and documentation During installation, you deploy virtual grid nodes on virtual machines in VMware vSphere Web Client.

For supported versions, see the Interoperability Matrix.

Service laptop The StorageGRID Webscale system is installed through a service laptop
The service laptop must have:
  • Network port
  • SSH client (for example, PuTTY)
  • Supported web browser
StorageGRID Webscale documentation
  • Administrator Guide
  • Release Notes