Setting the IP configuration

You use the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer to configure the IP addresses and routing information used for the appliance Storage Node on the StorageGRID Webscale Grid, Admin, and Client Networks.

About this task

You must either assign a static IP for the appliance on each connected network or assign a permanent lease for the address on the DHCP server.
Note: If the virtual nodes in your grid are deployed on VMware, you must use a static IP address for the appliance on the Grid Network.

Additionally, if you want to change the link configuration of a StorageGRID Webscale appliance, see "Changing the link configuration of the StorageGRID Webscale appliance."

Steps

  1. From the menu bar of the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer, click Configure Networking > IP Configuration.
    The IP Configuration page appears. This example shows the Grid Network section of the page with IP Assignment set to DHCP.
    Screen shot for setting up Grid Network in StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer
  2. Configure the Grid Network.
    1. If you plan to use a static IP address for the appliance on the Grid Network, select Static.
    2. Enter the static IPv4 address, using CIDR notation.
    3. Enter the gateway.
      If your network does not have a gateway, re-enter the same static IPv4 address.
    4. Click Save.
      When the IP address changes, the gateway and list of subnets might also change.

      If you are using the DHCP address for the Grid Network to access the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer, your web browser should be automatically redirected to the new IP address. If you lose your connection, re-enter the URL but use the new static IP address: http://E5600SG_Controller_IP:8080

    5. Confirm that the list of Grid Network subnets is correct.
      If you have multiple grid subnets, the Grid Network gateway is required. All grid subnets specified must be reachable through this gateway. These Grid Network subnets must also be defined in the Grid Network Subnet List on the primary Admin Node when you start StorageGRID Webscale installation.
      Note: The default route is not listed. If the Client Network is not enabled, the default route will use the Grid Network gateway.
      • To add a subnet, click the insert icon insert icon to the right of the last entry.
      • To remove an unused subnet, click the delete icon delete icon.
    6. Click Save.
  3. Configure the Admin Network.
    This section of the page appears if the Admin Network is enabled on the Link Configuration page.

    Screen shot of setting up Admin Network in StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer
    When you configure the Admin Network, you specify the IP address, gateway, and subnets used for Management Port 1 on the controller (the leftmost 1-GbE RJ45 port).
    1. If you plan to use a static IP address for the appliance on the Admin Network, select Static.
    2. Enter the static IPv4 address, using CIDR notation.
    3. Enter the gateway.
      If your network does not have a gateway, re-enter the same static IPv4 address.
    4. Click Save.
      If you are using the DHCP address for the Admin Network to access the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer, your web browser should be automatically redirected to the new IP address. If you lose your connection, re-enter the URL but use the new static IP address: http://E5600SG_Controller_IP:8080
    5. Confirm that the list of Admin Network subnets is correct.
      You must verify that all subnets can be reached using the gateway provided above.
      Note: The default route cannot be added to this network.
      • To add a subnet, click the insert icon insert icon to the right of the last entry.
      • To remove an unused subnet, click the delete icon delete icon.
    6. Click Save.
  4. Configure the Client Network.
    This section of the page appears if the Client Network is enabled on the Link Configuration page.

    Screen shot of setting up Client Network in StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer
    1. If you plan to use a static IP address for the appliance on the Client Network, select Static.
    2. Enter the static IPv4 address, using CIDR notation.
    3. Click Save.
    4. Confirm that the IP address for the Client Network gateway is correct.
      Note: If the Client Network is is enabled, the default route is displayed. The default route uses the Client Network gateway and cannot be moved to another interface while the Client Network is enabled.
    5. Click Save.