StorageGRID Webscale appliance overview

The SG5700 StorageGRID Webscale appliance is an integrated storage and computing platform that operates as a Storage Node in a StorageGRID Webscale grid. The appliance can be used in a hybrid grid environment that combines appliance Storage Nodes and virtual (software-based) Storage Nodes.

The StorageGRID Webscale SG5700 appliance provides the following features:

The SG5700 appliance is available in two models: the SG5712 and the SG5760. Both models include the following components:

Component SG5712 SG5760
Compute controller E5700SG controller E5700SG controller
Storage controller E-Series E2800 controller E-Series E2800 controller
Chassis E-Series DE212C enclosure, a two rack-unit (2U) enclosure E-Series DE460C enclosure, a four rack-unit (4U) enclosure
Drives 12 NL-SAS drives (3.5-inch) 60 NL-SAS drives (3.5-inch)
Redundant power supplies and fans Two power-fan canisters Two power canisters and two fan canisters
Note: The E5700SG controller is highly customized for use in the StorageGRID Webscale appliance. All other components operate as described in E-Series documentation, except as indicated in this guide.

The maximum raw storage available in the StorageGRID Webscale appliance is fixed, based on the number of drives in each enclosure. You cannot expand the available storage by adding a shelf with additional drives.

Model SG5712

This figure shows the front and back of the SG5712 model, a 2U enclosure that holds 12 drives.
The front and back of the SG5712 appliance

The SG5712 includes two controllers and two power-fan canisters.


Controllers and power-fan canisters in the SG5712 appliance
1 E2800 controller (storage controller)
2 E5700SG controller (compute controller)
3 Power-fan canisters

Model SG5760

This figure shows the front and back of the SG5760 model, a 4U enclosure that holds 60 drives in 5 drive drawers.
Front and back of the SG5760 appliance

The SG5760 includes two controllers, two fan canisters, and two power canisters.


Controllers, fan canisters, and power canisters in SG5760 appliance
1 E2800 controller (storage controller)
2 E5700SG controller (compute controller)
3 Fan canister (1 of 2)
4 Power canister (1 of 2)