Cabling the appliance

You must connect the management port on the appliance to the service laptop and connect the network ports on the appliance to the Grid Network and optional Client Network for StorageGRID.

Before you begin

CAUTION:
Risk of exposure to laser radiation – Do not disassemble or remove any part of a SFP or QSFP transceiver. You might be exposed to laser radiation.

About this task

The following figures show the ports on the back of the appliance.

SG100 port connectionsSG100 rear connectors

SG1000 port connections
SG1000 port connections
  Port Type of port Function
1

BMC management port on the appliance

1-GbE (RJ-45)

Connects to the network where you access the BMC interface.

2 Four network ports on the appliance
  • For the SG100: 10/25-GbE
  • For the SG1000: 10/25/40/100-GbE

Connect to the Grid Network and the Client Network for StorageGRID.

3 Admin Network port on the appliance (labelled P1 in the figures) 1-GbE (RJ-45)
Attention: This port operates only at 1000 baseT/full and does not support 10- or 100-megabit speeds.

Connects the appliance to the Admin Network for StorageGRID.

Rightmost RJ-45 port on the appliance 1-GbE (RJ-45)
Attention: This port operates only at 1000 baseT/full and does not support 10- or 100-megabit speeds.
  • Can be bonded with management port 1 if you want a redundant connection to the Admin Network.
  • Can be left disconnected and available for temporary local access (IP 169.254.0.1).
  • During installation, can be used to connect the appliance to a service laptop if DHCP-assigned IP addresses are not available.

Procedure

  1. Connect the BMC management port on the appliance to the management network, using an Ethernet cable.
    Although this connection is optional, it is recommended to facilitate support.
  2. Connect the network ports on the appliance to the appropriate network switches, using TwinAx cables or optical cables and transceivers.
    Note: The four network ports must use the same link speed. See the following tables for the equipment required based on your hardware and link speed.
    SG100 link speed (GbE) Required equipment
    10 SFP+ transceiver
    25 SFP28 transceiver
    SG1000 link speed (GbE) Required equipment
    10 QSA and SFP+ transceiver
    25 QSA and SFP28 transceiver
    40 QSFP+ transceiver
    100 QFSP28 transceiver
    • If you plan to use Fixed port bond mode (default), connect the ports to the StorageGRID Grid and Client Networks, as shown in the table.
      Port Connects to...
      Port 1 Client Network (optional)
      Port 2 Grid Network
      Port 3 Client Network (optional)
      Port 4 Grid Network
    • If you plan to use the Aggregate port bond mode, connect one or more of the network ports to one or more switches. You should connect at least two of the four ports to avoid having a single point of failure. If you use more than one switch for a single LACP bond, the switches must support MLAG or equivalent.
  3. If you plan to use the Admin Network for StorageGRID, connect the Admin Network port on the appliance to the Admin Network, using an Ethernet cable.