Reviewing appliance network connections

Before installing the StorageGRID Webscale appliance, you should understand which networks can be connected to the appliance.

When you deploy a StorageGRID Webscale appliance as a Storage Node in a StorageGRID Webscale grid, you can connect it to the following networks:
  • Grid Network for StorageGRID Webscale: The Grid Network is used for all internal StorageGRID Webscale traffic. It provides connectivity between all nodes in the grid, across all sites and subnets. The Grid Network is required.
  • Admin Network for StorageGRID Webscale: The Admin Network is a closed network used for system administration and maintenance. The Admin Network is typically a private network and does not need to be routable between sites. The Admin Network is optional.
  • Client Network for StorageGRID Webscale: The Client Network is an open network used to provide access to client applications, including S3 and Swift. The Client Network provides client protocol access to the grid, so the Grid Network can be isolated and secured. The Client Network is optional.
  • Management network for SANtricity System Manager: This network provides access to SANtricity System Manager on the E2800 controller, allowing you to monitor and manage the hardware components in the E2860 controller shelf. This management network can be the same as the Admin Network for StorageGRID Webscale, or it can be an independent management network.
  • BMC management network for the SG6000-CN controller: This network provides access to the baseboard management controller in the SG6000-CN, allowing you to monitor and manage the hardware components in the SG6000-CN controller. This management network can be the same as the Admin Network for StorageGRID Webscale, or it can be an independent management network.
Note: For detailed information about StorageGRID Webscale networks, see the installation instructions for your platform.