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 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. Obtain a 19-inch (48.3-cm) cabinet or rack to fit shelves of this size (without cables):
    Appliance model Height Width Depth Maximum weight


    (12 drives)

    3.40 in.

    (8.64 cm)

    19.0 in.

    (48.26 cm)

    21.75 in.

    (55.25 cm)

    59.5 lb

    (27 kg)


    (60 drives)

    7.00 in.

    (17.78 cm)

    17.75 in.

    (45.08 cm)

    32.50 in.

    (82.55 cm)

    236.2 lb.

    (107.1 kg)

  3. Install any required network switches. See the NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool for compatibility information.