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How to enable StorageGRID in your environment

Create Cloud Storage Pool for AWS or Google Cloud

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You can use a Cloud Storage Pool if you want to move StorageGRID objects to an external S3 bucket. The external bucket can belong to Amazon S3 (AWS) or Google Cloud.

What you'll need
  • StorageGRID 11.6 has been configured.

  • You have already set up an external S3 bucket on AWS or Google Cloud.

  1. In the Grid Manager, navigate to ILM > Storage Pools.

  2. In the Cloud Storage Pools section of the page, select Create.

    The Create Cloud Storage Pool pop-up appears.

  3. Enter a display name.

  4. Select Amazon S3 from the Provider Type drop-down list.

    This provider type works for AWS S3 or Google Cloud.

  5. Enter the URI for the S3 bucket to be used for the Cloud Storage Pool.

    Two formats are allowed:

  6. Enter the S3 bucket name.

    The name you specify must exactly match the S3 bucket's name; otherwise, Cloud Storage Pool creation fails. You cannot change this value after the Cloud Storage Pool is saved.

  7. Optionally, enter the Access Key ID and the Secret Access Key.

  8. Select Do Not Verify Certificate from the drop-down.

  9. Click Save.

Expected result

Confirm that a Cloud Storage Pool has been created for Amazon S3 or Google Cloud.

By Jonathan Wong