Selecting Start Recovery to configure the appliance Storage Node

You must select Start Recovery in the Grid Management Interface to configure the appliance Storage Node so that the grid recognizes it as a replacement for the failed node.

Before you begin

Steps

  1. From the Grid Management Interface, select Maintenance > Recovery.
  2. Select the grid node you want to recover in the Pending Nodes list.
    Nodes appear in the list after they fail, but are not selectable unless they have been reinstalled and are ready for recovery.
  3. Enter the Provisioning Passphrase.
  4. Click Start Recovery.
    screenshot showing the Maintenance > Recovery page
  5. Monitor the progress of the recovery in the Recovering Grid Node table. When the grid node reaches the "Waiting for manual steps" stage, move on to the next step.

    screenshot showing the stage waiting for manual steps
    Note: At any point during the recovery, you can click Reset to start a new recovery.

    The Info dialog box appears to confirm you want to reset the recovery. If you reset the recovery, you must manually delete the deployed appliance grid node and then re-deploy the appliance grid node using "Starting StorageGRID Webscale appliance installation".
    screenshot showing the reset recovery warning dialog box

  6. Navigate to the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer and verify that the Storage Node started in maintenance mode.

    screenshot of appliance installer screen
    You can now go on to perform the manual steps needed to remount and reformat storage volumes.