Downloading and extracting the StorageGRID installation files

You must download the StorageGRID installation archive and extract the required files.

Procedure

  1. Go to the NetApp Downloads page for StorageGRID.
  2. Select the button for downloading the latest release, or select another version from the drop-down menu and select Go.
  3. Sign in with the username and password for your NetApp account.
  4. If a Caution/MustRead statement appears, read it and select the check box.
    You must apply any required hotfixes after you install the StorageGRID release. For more information, see the hotfix procedure in the recovery and maintenance instructions.
  5. Read the End User License Agreement, select the check box, and then select Accept & Continue.
    The downloads page for the version you selected appears. The page contains three columns:
    • Install StorageGRID
    • Upgrade StorageGRID
    • Support files for StorageGRID Appliances
  6. In the Install StorageGRID column, select the appropriate software.

    Download the .tgz or .zip archive file for your platform.

    • StorageGRID-Webscale-version-RPM-uniqueID.zip
    • StorageGRID-Webscale-version-RPM-uniqueID.tgz

    The compressed files contain the RPM files and scripts for Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS.

    Note: Use the .zip file if you are running Windows on the service laptop.
  7. Save and extract the archive file.
  8. Choose the files you need from the following list.

    The files you need depend on your planned grid topology and how you will deploy your StorageGRID system.

    Note: The paths listed in the table are relative to the top-level directory installed by the extracted installation archive
    Table 1. Files for Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS Linux
    Path and file name Description
    ./rpms/README A text file that describes all of the files contained in the StorageGRID download file.
    ./rpms/NLF000000.txt A free license that does not provide any support entitlement for the product.
    ./rpms/StorageGRID-Webscale-Images-version-SHA.rpm RPM package for installing the StorageGRID node images on your RHEL or CentOS hosts.
    ./rpms/StorageGRID-Webscale-Service-version-SHA.rpm RPM package for installing the StorageGRID host service on your RHEL or CentOS hosts.
    Deployment scripting tools
    ./rpms/configure-storagegrid.py A Python script used to automate the configuration of a StorageGRID system.
    ./rpms/configure-sga.py A Python script used to automate the configuration of StorageGRID appliances.
    ./rpms/configure-storagegrid.sample.json A sample configuration file for use with the configure-storagegrid.py script.
    ./rpms/storagegrid-ssoauth.py An example Python script that you can use to sign in to the Grid Management API when single sign-on is enabled.
    ./rpms/configure-storagegrid.blank.json A blank configuration file for use with the configure-storagegrid.py script.
    ./rpms/extras/ansible Example Ansible role and playbook for configuring RHEL or CentOS hosts for StorageGRID container deployment. You can customize the role or playbook as necessary.