Changing the link configuration of the E5600SG controller

You can change the Ethernet link configuration of the E5600SG controller. You can change the port bond mode, the network bond mode, and the link speed.

Before you begin

About this task

Options for changing the Ethernet link configuration of the E5600SG controller include:

Before changing the link configuration, you must place the E5600SG controller into maintenance mode. Putting a StorageGRID appliance into maintenance mode might make the appliance unavailable for remote access.


  1. Follow these steps to place the E5600SG controller into maintenance mode.
    1. From the Grid Manager, select Nodes.
    2. Select the appliance node.
    3. Select the Tasks tab.

      Maintenance Mode button for appliance
    4. Click Maintenance Mode.
      A confirmation dialog box appears.
      Maintenance Mode confirmation dialog box
    5. Enter the provisioning passphrase, and click OK.
      A progress bar and a series of messages, including "Request Sent," Stopping StorageGRID, and "Rebooting" indicate that the appliance is completing the steps for entering maintenance mode.
      Maint Mode Progress Bar

      When the appliance is in maintenance mode, a confirmation message lists the URLs you can use to access the StorageGRID Appliance Installer.
      Maintenance Mode URLs

    6. Browse to any of the URLs displayed.
      Note: If possible, use the URL containing the IP address of the appliance's Admin Network port.
      Note: Accessing requires a direct connection to the local management port.
    7. 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. Select Configure Networking > Link Configuration from the menu.

    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: https://E5600SG_Controller_IP:8443
  5. From the StorageGRID Appliance Installer, select Configure Networking > Ping Test.
  6. Use the Ping Test tool to check connectivity to IP addresses on any networks that may 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 IP address of the primary Admin Node, and the grid IP address of at least one other Storage Node. If necessary, correct any link configuration issues.
  7. Once you are satisfied that your link configuration changes are working, return the StorageGRID appliance to normal operating mode:
    1. From the StorageGRID Appliance Installer, select Advanced > Reboot Controller.

      reboot controller
    2. Click Reboot Controller.
      During the reboot, the following screen appears:
      Reboot in Progress

      The appliance reboots and rejoins the grid. This process can take up to 20 minutes.

    3. On the Nodes page, verify that the appliance node returns to the expected status by viewing the icon to the left of the node name.
      When the reboot is complete, the Tasks tab looks like the following screenshot:
      Reboot Complete