Required materials

Before you install StorageGRID, you must gather and prepare required materials.

Item Notes
NetApp StorageGRID license

You must have a valid, digitally signed NetApp license.

Note: The StorageGRID installation archive includes a free license that does not provide any support entitlement for the product.

StorageGRID installation archive for VMware

You must download one of the following StorageGRID installation archives and extract the files to your service laptop.

  • StorageGRID-Webscale-version-VMware-uniqueID.zip
  • StorageGRID-Webscale-version-VMware-uniqueID.tgz
VMware software and documentation During installation, you deploy virtual grid nodes on virtual machines in VMware vSphere Web Client.

For supported versions, see the Interoperability Matrix.

Service laptop The StorageGRID system is installed through a service laptop
The service laptop must have:
  • Network port
  • SSH client (for example, PuTTY)
  • Supported web browser
StorageGRID documentation
  • Release Notes
  • Instructions for administering StorageGRID