Gathering required materials

Before you perform an expansion operation, you must gather the materials listed in the following table.

Item Notes

StorageGRID installation archive

If you are adding new grid nodes or a new data center site, you must download and extract the StorageGRID installation archive. You must use the same version that is currently running on the grid.

For details, see the instructions for downloading and extracting the StorageGRID installation files.

Note: You do not need to download files if you are adding new storage volumes to existing Storage Nodes or installing new StorageGRID storage appliances or services appliances.
Service laptop The service laptop must meet the following requirements:
  • Network port
  • SSH client (for example, PuTTY)
  • Supported browser
Provisioning passphrase

The passphrase is created and documented when the StorageGRID system is first installed. The provisioning passphrase is not in the Passwords.txt file.

StorageGRID documentation
  • Administering StorageGRID
  • StorageGRID Release Notes
  • Installation instructions for your platform
Current documentation for your platform

For supported versions, see the Interoperability Matrix.