Software requirements

All StorageGRID Webscale grid nodes, except for StorageGRID Webscale appliance grid nodes, are hosted by virtual machines. One virtual machine is required for each virtual grid node installed on the VMware server.

VMware vSphere Hypervisor

You must install VMware vSphere Hypervisor on a prepared physical server. The hardware must be configured correctly (including firmware versions and BIOS settings) before you install VMware software.

VMware configuration requirements

You must install and configure VMware vSphere and vCenter before deploying StorageGRID Webscale grid nodes.

For supported versions of VMware vSphere Hypervisor and VMware vCenter Server software, see the Interoperability Matrix.

For the steps required to install these VMware products, see the VMware documentation.