Identifying IP addresses for API Gateway Nodes and Storage Nodes

Client applications use the IP address of a Storage Node or API Gateway Node to connect to StorageGRID Webscale.

About this task

Client applications connect directly to StorageGRID Webscale Storage Nodes or API Gateway Nodes to store and retrieve objects. API Gateway Nodes allow ingests to be load balanced across Storage Nodes.

You can use the Grid Manager to look up the IP address of a specific Storage Node or API Gateway Node.

Steps

  1. Sign in to the Grid Manager using a supported browser.
  2. Select Nodes.
  3. Select the Storage Node or API Gateway Node to which you want to connect.
  4. In the Node Information section, note the IP addresses for the node.
  5. Click Show more to view IPv6 addresses and interface mappings.
    You can establish connections from client applications to any of the IP addresses in the list:
    • eth0: Grid Network
    • eth1: Admin Network (optional)
    • eth2: Client Network (optional)
    Note: IPv6 is only supported for client application connections through the API Gateway Node.