Summary: IP addresses and ports for client connections

Client applications connect to StorageGRID using the IP address of a grid node and the port number of a service on that node. If high availability (HA) groups are configured, client applications can connect using the virtual IP address of the HA group.

Information required to make client connections

The table summarizes the different ways that clients can connect to StorageGRID and the IP addresses and ports that are used for each type of connection. Contact your StorageGRID administrator for more information, or see the instructions for administering StorageGRID for a description of how to find this information in the Grid Manager.
Where connection is made Service that client connects to IP address Port
HA group Load Balancer Virtual IP address of an HA group
  • Load balancer endpoint port
HA group CLB
Note: The CLB service is deprecated.
Virtual IP address of an HA group
Default Swift ports:
  • HTTPS:8083
  • HTTP:8085
Admin Node Load Balancer IP address of the Admin Node
  • Load balancer endpoint port
Gateway Node Load Balancer IP address of the Gateway Node
  • Load balancer endpoint port
Gateway Node CLB
Note: The CLB service is deprecated.
IP address of the Gateway Node
Note: By default, HTTP ports for CLB and LDR are not enabled.
Default Swift ports:
  • HTTPS:8083
  • HTTP:8085
Storage Node LDR IP address of Storage Node
Default Swift ports:
  • HTTPS: 18083
  • HTTP:18085

Example

To connect a Swift client to the Load Balancer endpoint of an HA group of Gateway Nodes, use a URL structured as shown below:
  • https://<VIP-of-HA-group>:<LB-endpoint-port>
For example, if the virtual IP address of the HA group is 192.0.2.6 and the port number of a Swift Load Balancer endpoint is 10444, then a Swift client could use the following URL to connect to StorageGRID:
  • https://192.0.2.6:10444

It is possible to configure a DNS name for the IP address that clients use to connect to StorageGRID. Contact your local network administrator.