Identifying IP addresses for client connections

Client applications can use the IP address of a Gateway Node, Admin Node, or Storage Node to connect to StorageGRID. If high availability groups are configured, client applications can connect using the virtual IP address of the HA group.

About this task

You can use the Grid Manager to look up the IP address or virtual IP address that you require to make a client connection to StorageGRID.

Steps

  1. Sign in to the Grid Manager using a supported browser.
  2. To find the IP address of a grid node:
    1. Select Nodes.
    2. Select the Admin Node, Gateway Node, or Storage Node to which you want to connect.
    3. Select the Overview tab.
    4. In the Node Information section, note the IP addresses for the node.
    5. Click Show more to view IPv6 addresses and interface mappings.
      You can establish connections from client applications to any of the IP addresses in the list:
      • eth0: Grid Network
      • eth1: Admin Network (optional)
      • eth2: Client Network (optional)
        Note: If you are viewing an Admin Node or a Gateway Node and it is the active node in a high availability group, the virtual IP address of the HA group is shown on eth2.
  3. To find the virtual IP address of a high availability group:
    1. Select Configuration > High Availability Groups.
    2. In the table, note the virtual IP address of the HA group.