Reviewing appliance network connections

Before installing the StorageGRID appliance, you should understand which networks can be connected to the appliance and how the ports on each controller are used.

StorageGRID appliance networks

When you deploy a StorageGRID appliance as a Storage Node, you can connect it to the following networks:
Note: For detailed information about StorageGRID networks, see the Grid Primer.

StorageGRID appliance connections

When you install a StorageGRID appliance, you must connect the two controllers to each other and to the required networks. The figure shows the two controllers in the SG5660, with the E2700 controller on the top and the E5600SG controller on the bottom. In the SG5612, the E2700 controller is to the left of the E5600SG controller.


Back view of SG5660 showing connections
Item Port Type of port Function
1 Management port 1 on the E2700 controller 1-Gb (RJ-45) Ethernet Connects the E2700 controller to the network where SANtricity Storage Manager is installed.
2 Management port 2 on the E2700 controller 1-Gb (RJ-45) Ethernet Connects the E2700 controller to a service laptop during installation.
3 Two SAS interconnect ports on each controller, labelled Ch 1 and Ch 2

E2700 controller: mini-SAS-HD

E5600SG controller: mini-SAS

Connect the two controllers to each other.
4 Management port 1 on the E5600SG controller 1-Gb (RJ-45) Ethernet Connects the E5600SG controller to the Admin Network for StorageGRID.
5 Management port 2 on the E5600SG controller 1-Gb (RJ-45) Ethernet
  • Can be bonded with management port 1 if you want a redundant connection to the Admin Network.
  • Can be left unwired and available for temporary local access (IP 169.254.0.1).
  • Can be used to connect the E5600SG controller to a service laptop during installation, if a DHCP-assigned IP address is not available.
6 Four network ports on the E5600SG controller 10-GbE (optical) Connect to the Grid Network and the Client Network for StorageGRID. See 10-GbE port connections for the E5600SG controller.