We’ve improved the NetApp® StorageGRID® SG6060 appliances to make them larger and more reliable and flexible.
Before the release of the NetApp StorageGRID 11.4 software, storage capacity expansions that used StorageGRID appliances required adding more appliance nodes, scaling out to increase the overall storage capacity of a StorageGRID system.
With the introduction of StorageGRID 11.4, existing SG6060 storage appliances in a StorageGRID installation now support scaling up capacity by adding more SG6000 expansion disk shelves. The SG6060 balances cost and speed with the most cost-effective performance–to–scalability ratio in the StorageGRID portfolio.
SG6060 storage appliance.[/caption] The base SG6060 storage appliance combines a 1U compute node with a 4U 60-disk storage shelf. Although the SG6060 previously supported the use of expansion shelves for additional capacity, with StorageGRID 11.4, you now have the flexibility to add one or two additional 4U 60-slot expansion shelves as the capacity of the base appliance fills up. You can start with a base SG6060 and, as the capacity fills up, add an expansion shelf, and then continue to a second expansion shelf.
The base SG6060 storage appliance contains 58 NL-SAS drives. Each expansion shelf adds an additional 60 NL-SAS drives, and the SG6060 supports the addition of two expansion shelves, for a total of 178 drives.
Table 1) SG6060 storage appliance configuration.
|Appliance Configuration||Number of SSDs (Read Cache)||Number of NL-SAS Disks|
|SG6060 storage appliance (base)||2||58|
|SG6060 + 1 SG6000 expansion shelf||2||118 (58 + 60)|
|SG6060 + 2 SG0000 expansion shelves||2||178 (58 + 60 + 60)|
|SG6060 Supported NL-SAS Disk Sizes|