Downloading and extracting the StorageGRID installation files

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


  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:
  6. In the Install StorageGRID column, select the appropriate software.

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

    • StorageGRID-Webscale-version-DEB-uniqueID.tgz

    The compressed files contain the DEB files and scripts for Ubuntu or Debian.

    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 set of files you need depends on your planned grid topology and how you will deploy your StorageGRID grid.

    Note: The paths listed in the table are relative to the top-level directory installed by the extracted installation archive.
    Table 1. Files for Ubuntu or Debian
    Path and file name Description
    ./debs/README A text file that describes all of the files contained in the StorageGRID download file.
    ./debs/NLF000000.txt A non-production NetApp License File that you can use for testing and proof of concept deployments.
    ./debs/storagegrid-webscale-images-version-SHA.deb DEB package for installing the StorageGRID node images on Ubuntu or Debian hosts.
    ./debs/storagegrid-webscale-images-version-SHA.deb.md5 MD5 checksum for the file /debs/storagegrid-webscale-images-version-SHA.deb.
    ./debs/storagegrid-webscale-service-version-SHA.deb DEB package for installing the StorageGRID host service on Ubuntu or Debian hosts.
    Deployment scripting tools
    ./debs/ A Python script used to automate the configuration of a StorageGRID system.
    ./debs/ A Python script used to automate the configuration of StorageGRID appliances.
    ./debs/ An example Python script that you can use to sign in to the Grid Management API when single sign-on is enabled.
    ./debs/configure-storagegrid.sample.json A sample configuration file for use with the script.
    ./debs/configure-storagegrid.blank.json A blank configuration file for use with the script.
    ./debs/extras/ansible Example Ansible role and playbook for configuring Ubuntu or Debian hosts for StorageGRID container deployment. You can customize the role or playbook as necessary.