Downloading and extracting the StorageGRID installation files

You must download the StorageGRID installation archive and extract the required files.

Steps

  1. Go to the Software Download page on the NetApp Support Site.
  2. Sign in using the username and password for your NetApp account.
  3. Scroll to StorageGRID (formerly StorageGRID Webscale), select All Platforms, and click Go.
  4. Select the StorageGRID release, and click View & Download.
  5. From the Software Download section of the page, click CONTINUE, and accept the End User License Agreement.
  6. Download the .tgz or .zip file for your platform.
    • StorageGRID-Webscale-version-RPM-uniqueID.tgz
    • StorageGRID-Webscale-version-RPM-uniqueID.zip

    The compressed files contain the RPM files and scripts for Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS.

    Use the .zip file if you are running Windows on the service laptop.
  7. Extract the installation archive.
  8. Choose the files you need from the following list.

    The files you need depend on your planned grid topology and how you will deploy your StorageGRID grid.

    Note: The paths listed in the table are relative to the top-level directory installed by the extracted installation archive
    Table 1. Files for Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS Linux
    Path and file name Description
    /rpms/README A text file that describes all of the files contained in the StorageGRID download file.
    /rpms/NLF000000.txt A free license that does not provide any support entitlement for the product.
    /rpms/StorageGRID-Webscale-Images-version-SHA.rpm RPM package for installing the StorageGRID node images on your RHEL or CentOS hosts.
    /rpms/StorageGRID-Webscale-Service-version-SHA.rpm RPM package for installing the StorageGRID host service on your RHEL or CentOS hosts.
    Deployment scripting tools
    /rpms/configure-storagegrid.py A Python script used to automate the configuration of a StorageGRID system.
    /rpms/configure-storagegrid.sample.json A sample configuration file for use with the configure-storagegrid.py script.
    /rpms/configure-storagegrid.blank.json A blank configuration file for use with the configure-storagegrid.py script.
    /rpms/configure-sga.py A Python script used to automate the configuration of StorageGRID appliances.
    /rpms/extras/ansible Example Ansible role and playbook for configuring RHEL or CentOS hosts for StorageGRID container deployment. You can customize the role or playbook as necessary.