Installing and Configuring StorageGRID Webscale (INCOSGWS)


Through lectures, hands-on exercises and classroom discussion, you discover the StorageGRID architecture and learn the basics of object storage. You will learn how to deploy and implement a StorageGRID Webscale environment for object storage. You will learn how the StorageGRID Webscale UI, CLI, and API can help you implement and integrate the solution. Finally, you will learn some basic troubleshooting and log analysis.


NetApp employees, partners and customers


Before attending this course, you should complete the following courses:

Also ensure that you have a general understanding of the following:

  • VMware setup and configuration
  • General Linux-UNIX administration


  • Explore the StorageGRID Webscale hardware and software architecture
  • Review the S3 and Swift API concepts and architecture
  • Understand how to deploy a StorageGRID Webscale environment
  • Configure, upgrade, and expand a StorageGRID Webscale system
  • Run advanced configuration tasks in a StorageGRID Webscale environment
  • Configure and test StorageGRID Features including multitenancy, erasure coding (EC) and information lifecycle management (ILM) policy
  • Learn about the different monitoring and administration interfaces and solutions.

  OUTLINE: Installing and Configuring StorageGRID Webscale (INCOSGWS)

Module 1: StorageGRID Webscale Architecture

  • Overview of object storage
  • RESTful API support in the StorageGRID Webscale system
  • StorageGRID Webscale overview
  • Architecture

Module 2: Overview of StorageGRID Webscale Nodes and Services

  • Nodes
  • Node services
  • System object processing
  • Data management

Module 3: StorageGRID Webscale Installation, Expansion and Upgrade

  • Deployment overview
  • Phase 1
    • VMware deployments
    • Software-only or bare-metal hypervisors
    • review
  • phase 2
    • grid management installation overview
    • initial verification
  • StorageGRID Webscale expansion
  • Upgrade

Module 4: StorageGRID Webscale Configuration Options

  • Configuration
  • Requirements
  • Grid options
  • Storage options
  • Display options
  • Access control

Module 5: Multitenancy

  • Overview
  • Tenant management interface
  • Workflow

Module 6: StorageGRID Webscale Features

  • Storage pools, grades and regions
  • Regional replication and erasure coding
  • Information lifecycle management policies
  • Metadata management

Module 7: API Management

  • API management
  • Amazon S3 API
  • OpenStack Swift API

Module 8: Amazon Simple Storage Service Access Policy and Secure Sockets Layer Configuration

  • API implementation
  • Simple storage service group policies
  • Bucket access policies
  • SSL certificate configuration
  • Configure for virtual-host-style access

Module 9: Monitoring, Maintaining and Troubleshooting StorageGRID Webscale

  • Monitoring
  • Email notification, AutoSupport and custom alarms
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting

Appendix A: StorageGRID Webscale NAS Bridge

  • NAS Bridge
  • Configuration workflow
  • Managing file systems
  • NAS bridge reports

Appendix B: Integration with AltaVault, ONTAP and SolidFire

  • AltaVault cloud backup and archive
  • ONTAP integration and FabricPool
  • Use cases
  • How does FabricPool work
  • Data retrieval
  • Backup policy
  • Requirements
  • Best practices
  • SolidFire backup to StorageGRID Webscale
  • Demonstration

Appendix C: Performance

  • Factors
  • Performance data
  • Guidelines


  • Deploying a StorageGRID Webscale installation, expansion and upgrade
  • Expanding the grid by adding data centers
  • Checking the system’s condition before upgrading software
  • Performing the upgrade
  • Updating data centers link costs
  • Reviewing StorageGRID Webscale tenant management documentation
  • Lightweight directory access protocol integration and tenant configuration
  • Configuring storage pools to determine where object data is stored
  • Creating erasure coding profile
  • Managing objects by configuring information lifecycle management (ILM) rules and policies
  • Using the metadata lookup tool to validate the ILM rules are applied correctly to an object