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StorageGRID Webscale appliance overview

The StorageGRID Webscale appliance is an integrated storage and computing platform that operates as a Storage Node in a StorageGRID Webscale system. Housed in a DE1600 enclosure or DE6600 enclosure, the appliance includes the E5600SG controller, the E2700 controller, drives, fans, and power supply units.

The StorageGRID Webscale appliance includes the following components:

Component Description
E5600SG controller Compute server

This controller is connected to the grid network by way of a dual 10-GbE bonded interface (active/standby). It is connected to the E2700 controller by way of dual SAS paths (active/active, with the E5600SG controller operating as the initiator).

The controller runs the Linux operating system and the StorageGRID Webscale software.

E2700 controller Storage controller

This controller operates as a standard E-Series disk array in simplex mode. It is connected to the compute server (E5600SG controller) by way of dual SAS paths (active/active, with the E2700 operating as the target).

This controller runs the SANtricity operating system (controller firmware).

The StorageGRID Webscale appliance also includes the following components, depending upon the appliance model:

Component Model SG5612 Model SG5660
Drives 12 NL-SAS drives (4 TB, 6 TB, or 8 TB) 60 NL-SAS drives (4 TB, 6 TB, or 8 TB)
Raw storage 48, 72, or 96 TB 240, 360, 480 TB
Enclosure that offers redundant power and cooling DE1600 enclosure 2U chassis that houses the drives DE6600 enclosure 4U chassis that houses the drives
Power and fan canisters Combined power-fan canister Separate power and fan canisters
Note: The maximum raw storage available on each StorageGRID Webscale appliance Storage Node is fixed based on the appliance model and configuration you purchase. You cannot expand the available storage by adding a shelf with additional drives.

All E-Series components operate as documented in the E-Series technical documents except as indicated in this guide. For details, see the E-Series documentation.