Gather installation information (SG5700)

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As you install and configure the StorageGRID appliance, you must make decisions and gather information about Ethernet switch ports, IP addresses, and port and network bond modes.

About this task

You can use the following tables to record the required information for each network you connect to the appliance. These values are required to install and configure the hardware.

Information needed to connect to SANtricity System Manager on E2800 controller

You must connect the E2800 controller to the management network you will use for SANtricity System Manager.

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Ethernet switch port you will connect to management port 1

MAC address for management port 1 (printed on a label near port P1)

DHCP-assigned IP address for management port 1, if available after power on

Note: If the network you will connect to the E2800 controller includes a DHCP server, the network administrator can use the MAC address to determine the IP address that was assigned by the DHCP server.

Speed and duplex mode

Note: You must make sure the Ethernet switch for the SANtricity System Manager management network is set to autonegotiate.

Must be:

  • Autonegotiate (default)

IP address format

Choose one:

  • IPv4

  • IPv6

Static IP address you plan to use for the appliance on the management network

For IPv4:

  • IPv4 address:

  • Subnet mask:

  • Gateway:

For IPv6:

  • IPv6 address:

  • Routable IP address:

  • E2800 controller router IP address:

Information needed to connect E5700SG controller to Admin Network

The Admin Network for StorageGRID is an optional network, used for system administration and maintenance. The appliance connects to the Admin Network using the 1-GbE management ports on the E5700SG controller.

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Admin Network enabled

Choose one:

  • No

  • Yes (default)

Network bond mode

Choose one:

  • Independent

  • Active-Backup

Switch port for port 1

Switch port for port 2 (Active-Backup network bond mode only)

DHCP-assigned IP address for management port 1, if available after power on

Note: If the Admin Network includes a DHCP server, the E5700SG controller displays the DHCP-assigned IP address on its seven-segment display after it boots up. You can also determine the DHCP-assigned IP address by using the MAC address to look up the assigned IP.

  • IPv4 address (CIDR):

  • Gateway:

Static IP address you plan to use for the appliance Storage Node on the Admin Network

Note: If your network does not have a gateway, specify the same static IPv4 address for the gateway.

  • IPv4 address (CIDR):

  • Gateway:

Admin Network subnets (CIDR)

Information needed to connect and configure 10/25-GbE ports on E5700SG controller

The four 10/25-GbE ports on the E5700SG controller connect to the StorageGRID Grid Network and Client Network.

Note See "10/25-GbE port connections for the E5700SG controller" for more information about the options for these ports.
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Link speed

Note: If you select 25 GbE, you must install SPF28 transceivers. Auto-negotiation is not supported, so you must also configure the ports and the connected switches for 25GbE.

Choose one:

  • 10 GbE (default)

  • 25 GbE

Port bond mode

Choose one:

  • Fixed (default)

  • Aggregate

Switch port for port 1 (Client Network)

Switch port for port 2 (Grid Network)

Switch port for port 3 (Client Network)

Switch port for port 4 (Grid Network)

Information needed to connect E5700SG controller to Grid Network

The Grid Network for StorageGRID is a required network, used for all internal StorageGRID traffic. The appliance connects to the Grid Network using the 10/25-GbE ports on the E5700SG controller.

Note See "10/25-GbE port connections for the E5700SG controller" for more information about the options for these ports.
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Network bond mode

Choose one:

  • Active-Backup (default)

  • LACP (802.3ad)

VLAN tagging enabled

Choose one:

  • No (default)

  • Yes

VLAN tag(if VLAN tagging is enabled)

Enter a value between 0 and 4095:

DHCP-assigned IP address for the Grid Network, if available after power on

Note: If the Grid Network includes a DHCP server, the E5700SG controller displays the DHCP-assigned IP address for the Grid Network on its seven-segment display after it boots up.

  • IPv4 address (CIDR):

  • Gateway:

Static IP address you plan to use for the appliance Storage Node on the Grid Network

Note: If your network does not have a gateway, specify the same static IPv4 address for the gateway.

  • IPv4 address (CIDR):

  • Gateway:

Grid Network subnets (CIDR)

Note: If the Client Network is not enabled, the default route on the controller will use the gateway specified here.

Information needed to connect E5700SG controller to Client Network

The Client Network for StorageGRID is an optional network, typically used to provide client protocol access to the grid. The appliance connects to the Client Network using the 10/25-GbE ports on the E5700SG controller.

Note See "10/25-GbE port connections for the E5700SG controller" for more information about the options for these ports.
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Client Network enabled

Choose one:

  • No (default)

  • Yes

Network bond mode

Choose one:

  • Active-Backup (default)

  • LACP (802.3ad)

VLAN tagging enabled

Choose one:

  • No (default)

  • Yes

VLAN tag

(if VLAN tagging is enabled)

Enter a value between 0 and 4095:

DHCP-assigned IP address for the Client Network, if available after power on

  • IPv4 address (CIDR):

  • Gateway:

Static IP address you plan to use for the appliance Storage Node on the Client Network

Note: If the Client Network is enabled, the default route on the controller will use the gateway specified here.

  • IPv4 address (CIDR):

  • Gateway: