Obtaining additional equipment and tools

Before installing the StorageGRID appliance, confirm you have all of the additional equipment and tools that you need.

You need the following additional equipment to install and configure the hardware:

Two screwdrivers

Phillips No. 2 screwdriver

Medium flat-blade screwdriver

ESD wrist strap

ESD wrist strap

Optical cable and QSFP+ transceiver
  • Cable
    • TwinAx/Copper (1 to 4)


    • Fibre/Optical (1 to 4)
  • Network equipment based on link speed (mixed speeds are not supported)
    Link speed (GbE) Required equipment
    10 QSA adapter and SFP+ transceiver
    25 QSA adapter and SFP28 transceiver
    40 QSFP+ transceiver
    100 QFSP28 transceiver

Ethernet cable

RJ-45 (Cat5/Cat5e/Cat6) Ethernet cables

(four minimum)

Service laptop

Service laptop

Supported web browser

1-GbE (RJ-45) port

Optional tools

Power drill and flashlight

Power drill with Phillips head bit