Cabling the appliance

You must connect the two E2800 controllers to the SG6000-CN controller, connect the management ports on all three controllers, and connect the 10/25-GbE ports on the SG6000-CN controller to the Grid Network and optional Client Network for StorageGRID Webscale.

Before you begin

CAUTION:
Risk of exposure to laser radiation – Do not disassemble or remove any part of an SFP transceiver. You might be exposed to laser radiation.

About this task

The figure shows the three controllers in the SG6060 appliance model, with the SG6000-CN controller on the top and the two E2800 controllers on the bottom.


Port Connections
  Port Type of port Function
1
FC connection ports:
  • 4 on the SG6000-CN controller
  • 2 on each E2800 controller

16-Gb/s FC optical SFP+

Connect each E2800 controller to the SG6000-CN controller.

2

BMC management port on the SG6000-CN controller

1-GbE (RJ-45)

Connects to the network where you access the BMC interface.

3

Management port 1 on each E2800 controller

1-GbE (RJ-45)

Connects to the network where you access SANtricity System Manager.

Management port 2 on each E2800 controller

1-GbE (RJ-45) Reserved for technical support.
4 Four network ports on the SG6000-CN controller 10/25-GbE

Connect to the Grid Network and the Client Network for StorageGRID Webscale.

5 Admin Network port on the SG6000-CN controller (labelled P1 in the figure) 1-GbE (RJ-45)

Connects the SG6000-CN controller to the Admin Network for StorageGRID Webscale.

Rightmost RJ-45 port on the SG6000-CN controller 1-GbE (RJ-45)

Can be used to connect the SG6000-CN controller to a service laptop during installation, if a DHCP-assigned IP address is not available for the Admin Network port.

Steps

  1. Connect the two FC ports on each E2800 controller to the FC ports on the SG6000-CN controller, using four optical cables and four SFP+ transceivers for the E2800 controllers.
  2. Connect the BMC management port on the SG6000-CN controller to the management network, using an Ethernet cable.
    Although this connection is optional, it is recommended to facilitate support.
  3. Connect management port 1 (P1) on each E2800 controller (the RJ-45 port on the left) to the management network for SANtricity System Manager, using an Ethernet cable.
    Do not use management port 2 (P2) on the E2800 controllers (the RJ-45 port on the right). This port is reserved for technical support.
  4. If you plan to use the Admin Network for StorageGRID Webscale, connect the Admin Network port on the SG6000-CN controller to the Admin Network, using an Ethernet cable.
  5. Connect the 10/25-GbE ports on the SG6000-CN controller to the appropriate network switches, using TwinAx cables or optical cables and SFP+ or SFP28 transceivers.
    Note: The four network ports must use the same link speed. Install SFP+ transceivers if you plan to use 10-GbE link speeds. Install SFP28 transceivers if you plan to use 25-GbE link speeds.
    • If you plan to use Fixed port bond mode (default), connect the ports to the StorageGRID Webscale Grid and Client Networks, as shown in the table.
      Port Connects to...
      Port 1 Client Network (optional)
      Port 2 Grid Network
      Port 3 Client Network (optional)
      Port 4 Grid Network
    • If you plan to use the Aggregate port bond mode, connect one or more of the network ports to one or more switches. You should connect at least two of the four ports to avoid having a single point of failure. If you use more than one switch for a single LACP bond, the switches must support MLAG or equivalent.