Storage NetworkΒΆ

The storage network is an optional network that is only required if using an external Netapp Trident cluster as a storage backend.

The storage network provides connectivity between all nodes in the StarlingX cluster (controller/master nodes and worker nodes) and the Netapp Trident cluster.

For the most part, the storage network shares the design considerations applicable to the internal management network.

  • It can be implemented using a 10 Gb Ethernet interface.

  • It can be VLAN-tagged, enabling it to share an interface with the management or OAM network.

  • It can own the entire IP address range on the subnet, or a specified range.

  • It supports dynamic or static IP address assignment.