Changing the link configuration of the SG6000-CN controller

You can change the Ethernet link configuration of the SG6000-CN controller. You can change the port bond mode, the network bond mode, and the link speed.

About this task

Options for changing the Ethernet link configuration of the SG6000-CN controller include:

Before changing the link configuration, you must place the SG6000-CN controller into maintenance mode. Putting a StorageGRID Webscale appliance into maintenance mode might make the appliance unavailable for remote access.

Steps

  1. Follow these steps to place the SG6000-CN controller into maintenance mode:
    1. From the service laptop, log in to the grid node:
      1. Enter the following command: ssh admin@grid_node_IP
      2. Enter the password listed in the Passwords.txt file.
      3. Enter the following command to switch to root: su -
      4. Enter the password listed in the Passwords.txt file.
      When you are logged in as root, the prompt changes from $ to #.
    2. Stop all StorageGRID Webscale services:service servermanager stop
    3. Place the SG6000-CN controller into maintenance mode:sgamaintenance
      The following messages are displayed on the service laptop:
      WARNING: All StorageGRID Webscale services on this node will be shut down.
      
      WARNING: You will have to manually exit maintenance mode before this node will resume normal operation.
      
      After running this command and waiting a few minutes for the node to reboot, browse to one of the following URLs to perform any
      maintenance actions, then exit maintenance mode:
      
      http://192.168.4.138:8080
      http://10.224.4.138:8080
      http://47.47.4.138:8080
      http://169.254.0.1:8080
      
      Are you sure you want to continue (y/n)?
    4. Enter y to continue.
      The appliance reboots, which takes two or three minutes to complete.
    5. Browse to any of the URLs displayed in the output of the sgamaintenance command to access the StorageGRID Appliance Installer.
      Note: If possible, use the URL containing the IP address of this StorageGRID Webscale appliance's Admin Network port. Connectivity through the grid or Client Network IP addresses might be interrupted by steps you complete later in this procedure.
      Note: Accessing http://169.254.0.1:8080 requires a direct connection to the rightmost RJ-45 port on the SG6000-CN controller.
    6. Confirm that the appliance is in maintenance mode by noting the maintenance mode message on the StorageGRID Appliance Installer home page.

      maintenance mode message
  2. From the StorageGRID Appliance Installer, select Configure Networking > Link Configuration.

    Link Configuration
  3. Make the desired changes to the link configuration.
    For more information on the options, see "Configuring network links."
  4. When you are satisfied with your selections, click Save.
    Note: You might lose your connection if you made changes to the network or link you are connected through. If you are not reconnected within 1 minute, re-enter the URL for the StorageGRID Appliance Installer using one of the other IP addresses assigned to the appliance: http://SG6000-CN_Controller_IP:8080
  5. Select Configure Networking > Ping Test from the menu.
  6. Use the Ping Test tool to check connectivity to IP addresses on any networks that might have been affected by the link configuration changes you made in step 3.
    In addition to any other tests you choose to perform, confirm that you can ping the Grid Network IP address of the primary Admin Node, and the Grid Network IP address of at least one other Storage Node. If necessary, return to step 3, and correct any link configuration issues.
  7. Once you are satisfied that your link configuration changes are working, return the appliance to normal operating mode:
    1. From the StorageGRID Appliance Installer, select Advanced > Reboot Controller.

      reboot controller
    2. Click Reboot Controller.
      The appliance reboots and rejoins the grid. This process can take up to 20 minutes.
    3. Monitor the status of the upgraded appliance Storage Node in the Grid Manager.
      Verify that the appliance returns to the expected status.