Changing the link configuration of the E5700SG controller

You can change the Ethernet link configuration of the E5700SG controller. You can change the port bond mode, the network bond mode, and the link speed.

Before you begin

About this task

Options for changing the Ethernet link configuration of the E5700SG controller include:

Procedure

  1. Select Configure Networking > Link Configuration from the menu.

    Link Configuration
  2. Make the desired changes to the link configuration.
    For more information on the options, see Configuring network links.
  3. When you are satisfied with your selections, click Save.
    Note: You might lose your connection if you made changes to the network or link you are connected through. If you are not reconnected within 1 minute, re-enter the URL for the StorageGRID Appliance Installer using one of the other IP addresses assigned to the appliance: https://E5700SG_Controller_IP:8443

    If you made changes to the VLAN settings, the subnet for the appliance might have changed. If you need to change the IP addresses for the appliance, follow the instructions for configuring IP addresses.

    Setting the IP configuration

  4. From the StorageGRID Appliance Installer, select Configure Networking > Ping Test.
  5. Use the Ping Test tool to check connectivity to IP addresses on any networks that might have been affected by the link configuration changes you made in step 2.
    In addition to any other tests you choose to perform, confirm that you can ping the grid IP address of the primary Admin Node, and the grid IP address of at least one other Storage Node. If necessary, correct any link configuration issues.
  6. Once you are satisfied that your link configuration changes are working, reboot the node. From the StorageGRID Appliance Installer, select Advanced > Reboot Controller, and then select one of these options:
    • Select Reboot into StorageGRID to reboot the controller with the node rejoining the grid. Select this option if you are done working in maintenance mode and are ready to return the node to normal operation.
    • Select Reboot into Maintenance Mode to reboot the controller with the node remaining in maintenance mode. Select this option if there are additional maintenance operations you need to perform on the node before rejoining the grid.

    Reboot controller in maintenance mode

    It can take up to 20 minutes for the appliance to reboot and rejoin the grid. To confirm that the reboot is complete and that the node has rejoined the grid, go back to the Grid Manager. The Nodes tab should display a normal status icon alert green checkmark for the appliance node, indicating that no alerts are active and the node is connected to the grid.


    Appliance node rejoined grid