Installing StorageGRID host services

You use the StorageGRID DEB package to install the StorageGRID host services.

About this task

These instructions describe how to install the host services from the DEB packages. As an alternative, you can use the APT repository metadata included in the installation archive to install the DEB packages remotely. See the APT repository instructions for your Linux operating system.


  1. Copy the StorageGRID DEB packages to each of your hosts, or make them available on shared storage.
    For example, place them in the /tmp directory, so you can use the example command in the next step.
  2. Log in to each host as root or using an account with sudo permission, and run the following commands.
    You must install the images package first, and the service package second. If you placed the packages in a directory other than /tmp, modify the command to reflect the path you used.
    sudo dpkg --install /tmp/storagegrid-webscale-images-version-SHA.deb
    sudo dpkg --install /tmp/storagegrid-webscale-service-version-SHA.deb
    Note: If the python-netaddr package is not already installed, the sudo dpkg --install /tmp/storagegrid-webscale-service-version-SHA.deb command will fail and report that the python-netaddr package dependancy could not be met. To resolve this error, run the following command, and enter Y to all prompts:
    sudo apt-get install -f