StorageGRID Webscale appliance overview

The StorageGRID Webscale SG6000 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 SG6000 appliance provides the following features:

Model SG6060 components

The SG6000 appliance is available in the SG6060 model, which includes the following components:

Component Description
Compute controller SG6000-CN controller, a one-rack unit (1U) server, which includes:
  • 40 cores (80 threads)
  • 192 GB RAM
  • Up to 4 x 25 Gbps aggregate Ethernet bandwidth
  • 4 x 16 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) interconnect
  • Baseboard management controller (BMC) that simplifies hardware management
  • Redundant power supplies
Storage controller shelf
E-Series E2860 controller shelf (storage array), a 4U shelf which includes:
  • Two E-Series E2800 controllers (duplex configuration) to provide storage controller failover support
  • Five-drawer drive shelf that holds sixty 3.5-inch drives (2 SSD and 58 NL-SAS)
  • Redundant power supplies and fans

The maximum raw storage available in the StorageGRID Webscale appliance is limited to drives within the single storage controller shelf. You cannot expand the available storage by adding a shelf with additional drives.

Model SG6060 diagrams

This figure shows the front of the SG6060 model, which includes a 1U compute controller, and a 4U enclosure containing the storage controllers and 60 drives in five drive drawers.
SG6060 Front View

1 SG6000-CN compute controller with front bezel
2 E2860 controller shelf with front bezel
3 SG6000-CN compute controller with front bezel removed
4 E2860 controller shelf with front bezel removed

This figure shows the back of the SG6060 model, including the compute and storage controllers, fans, and power supplies.
SG6060 Rear View

1 Power supply (1 of 2) for SG6000-CN compute controller
2 Connectors for SG6000-CN compute controller
3 Fan (1 of 2) for E2860 controller shelf
4 E-Series E2800 storage controller (1 of 2) and connectors
5 Power supply (1 of 2) for E2860 controller shelf