StorageGRID SG5600 appliance overview

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The StorageGRID SG5600 appliance is an integrated storage and computing platform that operates as a Storage Node in a StorageGRID grid.

The StorageGRID SG5600 appliance includes the following components:

Component Description

E5600SG controller

Compute serverThe E5600SG controller runs the Linux operating system and the StorageGRID software.

This controller connects to the following:

  • The Admin, Grid, and Client Networks for the StorageGRID system

  • The E2700 controller, using dual SAS paths (active/active) with the E5600SG controller operating as the initiator

E2700 controller

Storage controllerThe E2700 controller operates as a standard E-Series storage array in simplex mode, and runs the SANtricity operating system (controller firmware).

This controller connects to the following:

  • The management network where SANtricity Storage Manager is installed

  • The E5600SG controller, using dual SAS paths (active/active) with the E2700 controller operating as the target

The SG5600 appliance also includes the following components, depending on the model:

Component Model SG5612 Model SG5660

Drives

12 NL-SAS drives

60 NL-SAS drives

Enclosure

DE1600 enclosure, a two rack-unit (2U) chassis that houses the drives and the controllers

DE6600 enclosure, a four rack-unit (4U) chassis that houses the drives and the controllers

Power supplies and fans

Two power-fan canisters

Two power supplies and two fans

Note The E5600SG controller is highly customized for use in the StorageGRID appliance. All other components operate as described in E-Series documentation, except as indicated in these instructions.

The maximum raw storage available on each StorageGRID appliance Storage Node is fixed, based on the appliance model and configuration. You cannot expand the available storage by adding a shelf with additional drives.