Gathering installation information

As you install and configure the StorageGRID Webscale appliance, you must make decisions and gather information about Ethernet switch ports, IP addresses, and port and network bond modes.

About this task

You can use the following tables to record the required information for each network you connect to the appliance. These values are required to install and configure the hardware.
Table 1. Information needed to connect to SANtricity System Manager on the E2800 controllers.

You must connect both E2800 controllers to the management network you will use for SANtricity System Manager.

Information needed Your value for controller A Your value for controller B
Ethernet switch port you will connect to management port 1 (labeled as P1 on the controller)    
MAC address for management port 1 (printed on a label near port P1)    
DHCP-assigned IP address for management port 1, if available after power on
Note: If the network you will connect to the E2800 controller includes a DHCP server, the network administrator can use the MAC address to determine the IP address that was assigned by the DHCP server.
   
Static IP address you plan to use for the appliance on the management network For IPv4:
  • IPv4 address:
  • Subnet mask:
  • Gateway:
For IPv6:
  • IPv6 address:
  • Routable IP address:
  • E2800 controller router IP address:
For IPv4:
  • IPv4 address:
  • Subnet mask:
  • Gateway:
For IPv6:
  • IPv6 address:
  • Routable IP address:
  • E2800 controller router IP address:
IP address format Choose one:
  • IPv4
  • IPv6
Speed and duplex mode
Note: You must make sure the Ethernet switch for the SANtricity System Manager management network is set to autonegotiate.
Must be:
  • Autonegotiate (default)
Table 2. Information needed to connect the SG6000-CN controller to the Admin Network. The Admin Network for StorageGRID Webscale is an optional network, used for system administration and maintenance. The appliance connects to the Admin Network using the following 1-GbE management port on the SG6000-CN controller.
Admin Network port on SG6000-CN controller
Information needed Your value
Admin Network enabled Choose one:
  • No
  • Yes (default)
Ethernet switch port you will connect to the Admin Network port (circled in the diagram)  
MAC address for the Admin Network port
Note: The MAC address label on the front of the SG6000-CN controller lists the MAC address for the BMC management port. To determine the MAC address for the Admin Network port, you must add 2 to the hexadecimal number on the label. For example, if the MAC address on the label ends in 09, the MAC address for the Admin Port would end in 0B. If the MAC address on the label ends in (y)FF, the MAC address for the Admin Port would end in (y+1)01. You can easily make this calculation by opening Calculator in Windows, setting it to Programmer mode, selecting Hex, typing the MAC address, then typing + 2 =.
 
DHCP-assigned IP address for the Admin Network port, if available after power on
Note: You can determine the DHCP-assigned IP address by using the MAC address to look up the assigned IP.
  • IPv4 address (CIDR):
  • Gateway:
Static IP address you plan to use for the appliance Storage Node on the Admin Network
Note: If your network does not have a gateway, specify the same static IPv4 address for the gateway.
  • IPv4 address (CIDR):
  • Gateway:
Admin Network subnets (CIDR)  
Table 3. Information needed to connect and configure the 10/25-GbE ports on the SG6000-CN controller. The four 10/25-GbE ports on the SG6000-CN controller connect to the StorageGRID Webscale Grid Network and the optional Client Network.
Information needed Your value

Link speed

Choose one:
  • 10 GbE (default)
  • 25 GbE

Port bond mode

Choose one:
  • Fixed (default)
  • Aggregate

Switch port for port 1 (Client Network for Fixed mode)

 

Switch port for port 2 (Grid Network for Fixed mode)

 

Switch port for port 3 (Client Network for Fixed mode)

 

Switch port for port 4 (Grid Network for Fixed mode)

 
Table 4. Information needed to connect the SG6000-CN controller to the Grid Network.

The Grid Network for StorageGRID Webscale is a required network, used for all internal StorageGRID Webscale traffic. The appliance connects to the Grid Network using the 10/25-GbE ports on the SG6000-CN controller.

Information needed Your value
Network bond mode Choose one:
  • Active-Backup (default)
  • LACP (802.3ad)
VLAN tagging enabled Choose one:
  • No (default)
  • Yes
VLAN tag

(if VLAN tagging is enabled)

Enter a value between 0 and 4095:

DHCP-assigned IP address for the Grid Network, if available after power on
  • IPv4 address (CIDR):
  • Gateway:
Static IP address you plan to use for the appliance Storage Node on the Grid Network
Note: If your network does not have a gateway, specify the same static IPv4 address for the gateway.
  • IPv4 address (CIDR):
  • Gateway:
Grid Network subnets (CIDR)  
Table 5. Information needed to connect the SG6000-CN controller to the Client Network.

The Client Network for StorageGRID Webscale is an optional network, typically used to provide client protocol access to the grid. The appliance connects to the Client Network using the 10/25-GbE ports on the SG6000-CN controller.

Information needed Your value
Client Network enabled Choose one:
  • No (default)
  • Yes
Network bond mode Choose one:
  • Active-Backup (default)
  • LACP (802.3ad)
VLAN tagging enabled Choose one:
  • No (default)
  • Yes
VLAN tag

(If VLAN tagging is enabled)

Enter a value between 0 and 4095:

DHCP-assigned IP address for the Client Network, if available after power on
  • IPv4 address (CIDR):
  • Gateway:
Static IP address you plan to use for the appliance Storage Node on the Client Network
Note: If the Client Network is enabled, the default route on the controller will use the gateway specified here.
  • IPv4 address (CIDR):
  • Gateway:
Table 6. Information needed to connect the SG6000-CN controller to the BMC management network. You can access the BMC interface on the SG6000-CN controller using the following 1-GbE management port. This port supports remote management of the controller hardware over Ethernet using the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) standard.
BMC management port
Information needed Your value
Ethernet switch port you will connect to the BMC management port (circled in the diagram)

DHCP-assigned IP address for the BMC management network, if available after power on
  • IPv4 address (CIDR):
  • Gateway:
Static IP address you plan to use for the BMC management port
  • IPv4 address (CIDR):
  • Gateway: