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)
  • 1 to 4 of each of these transceivers/adapters based on link speed (mixed speeds are not supported)
    • SG100:
      Link speed (GbE) Required equipment
      10 SFP+ transceiver
      25 SFP28 transceiver
    • SG1000:
      Link speed (GbE) Required equipment
      10 QSFP-to-SFP adapter (QSA) and SFP+ transceiver
      25 QSFP-to-SFP adapter (QSA) and SFP28 transceiver
      40 QSFP+ transceiver
      100 QFSP28 transceiver

Ethernet cable

RJ-45 (Cat5/Cat5e/Cat6/Cat6a) Ethernet cables

Service laptop

Service laptop

Supported web browser

1-GbE (RJ-45) port

Note: Some ports might not support 10/100 Ethernet speeds.

Optional tools

Power drill and flashlight

Power drill with Phillips head bit