Preparing the site

Before installing the appliance, you must make sure that the site and the cabinet or rack you plan to use meet the specifications for a StorageGRID Webscale appliance.


  1. Confirm that the site meets the requirements for temperature, humidity, altitude range, airflow, heat dissipation, wiring, power, and grounding. See the NetApp Hardware Universe for more information.
  2. Confirm that your location provides 240-volt AC power.
  3. Obtain a 19-inch (48.3-cm) cabinet or rack to fit shelves of this size (without cables):
    Controller Height Width Depth Maximum weight

    E2860 controller shelf, including:

    • Bezel
    • 60 drives
    • 2 power canisters
    • 2 controllers
    • 2 fan canisters

    6.87 in.

    (17.46 cm)

    17.66 in.

    (44.86 cm)

    38.25 in.

    (97.16 cm)

    250 lb.

    (113 kg)

    SG6000-CN controller

    • Bezel
    • 2 power supplies

    1.70 in.

    (4.32 cm)

    17.32 in.

    (44.0 cm)

    32.0 in.

    (81.3 cm)

    39 lb.

    (17.7 kg)

  4. Decide where you are going to install the appliance.
    Install hardware from the bottom to the top of the rack or cabinet to prevent the equipment from tipping over. To ensure that the heaviest equipment is at the bottom of the cabinet or rack, install the SG6000-CN controller above the E2860 controller shelf.
    Attention: If you are installing multiple SG6060 appliances in the same rack, consider installing all the E2860 controller shelves toward the bottom, and the SG6000-CN controllers toward the top. Before committing to the installation, verify that the 0.5m optic cables shipped with the SG6060 appliance, or cables that you supply, are long enough for the planned layout.