StorageGRID SG5700 appliance overview

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The SG5700 StorageGRID appliance is an integrated storage and computing platform that operates as a Storage Node in a StorageGRID grid. The appliance can be used in a hybrid grid environment that combines appliance Storage Nodes and virtual (software-based) Storage Nodes.

StorageGRID SG5700 series appliance provides the following features:

  • Integrate the storage and computing elements for a StorageGRID Storage Node.

  • Include the StorageGRID Appliance Installer to simplify Storage Node deployment and configuration.

  • Includes E-Series SANtricity System Manager for hardware management and monitoring.

  • Support up to four 10-GbE or 25-GbE connections to the StorageGRID Grid Network and Client Network.

  • Support Full Disk Encryption (FDE) drives or Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) drives. When these drives are used with the Drive Security feature in SANtricity System Manager, unauthorized access to data is prevented.

The SG5700 appliance is available in four models: the SG5712 and SG5712X, and the SG5760 and SG5760X. There are no specification or functional differences between the SG5712 and SG5712X except for the location of the interconnect ports on the storage controller. Similarly, there are no specification or functional differences between the SG5712 and SG5712X except for the location of the interconnect ports on the storage controller.

The models include the following components:

Component SG5712 SG5712X SG5760 SG5760X

Compute controller

E5700SG controller

E5700SG controller

E5700SG controller

E5700SG controller

Storage controller

E2800A controller

E2800B controller

E2800A controller

E2800B controller

Chassis

E-Series DE212C enclosure, a two rack-unit (2U) enclosure

E-Series DE212C enclosure, a two rack-unit (2U) enclosure

E-Series DE460C enclosure, a four rack-unit (4U) enclosure

E-Series DE460C enclosure, a four rack-unit (4U) enclosure

Drives

12 NL-SAS drives (3.5-inch)

12 NL-SAS drives (3.5-inch)

60 NL-SAS drives (3.5-inch)

60 NL-SAS drives (3.5-inch)

Redundant power supplies and fans

Two power-fan canisters

Two power-fan canisters

Two power canisters and two fan canisters

Two power canisters and two fan canisters

The maximum raw storage available in the StorageGRID appliance is fixed, based on the number of drives in each enclosure. You cannot expand the available storage by adding a shelf with additional drives.

Model SG5712 and 5712X

The figures show the front and back of the SG5712 and SG5712X model, a 2U enclosure that holds 12 drives.

SG5712 front and rear view

The front and back of the SG5712 appliance

The SG5712 includes two controllers and two power-fan canisters.

SG5712 components

Controllers and power-fan canisters in the SG5712 appliance
Callout Description

1

E2800A controller (storage controller)

2

E5700SG controller (compute controller)

3

Power-fan canisters

SG5712X front and rear view

The front and back of the SG5712X appliance

The SG5712X includes two controllers and two power-fan canisters.

SG5712X components

Controllers and power-fan canisters in the SG5712X appliance
Callout Description

1

E2800B controller (storage controller)

2

E5700SG controller (compute controller)

3

Power-fan canisters

Model SG5760 and SG5760X

The figures show the front and back of the SG5760 and SG5760X models, a 4U enclosure that holds 60 drives in 5 drive drawers.

SG5760 front and rear view

Front and back of the SG5760 appliance

The SG5760 includes two controllers, two fan canisters, and two power canisters.

SG5760 components

Controllers
Callout Description

1

E2800A controller (storage controller)

2

E5700SG controller (compute controller)

3

Fan canister (1 of 2)

4

Power canister (1 of 2)

SG5760X front and rear view

Front and back of the SG5760X appliance

The SG5760S includes two controllers, two fan canisters, and two power canisters.

SG5760X components

Controllers
Callout Description

1

E2800B controller (storage controller)

2

E5700SG controller (compute controller)

3

Fan canister (1 of 2)

4

Power canister (1 of 2)