Selecting a preferred sender

Each site in a StorageGRID Webscale deployment can include one or more Admin Nodes. If a deployment includes multiple Admin Nodes, you must configure one Admin Node as the preferred sender of notifications and AutoSupport messages. You can select any Admin Node as the preferred sender, and you can change which Admin Node is selected at any time.

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About this task

The Display Options page lists the Admin Node that is currently sending notifications. In most cases, this Admin Node is the same as the Preferred Sender; however, if an Admin Node is islanded from the rest of the system, it is unable to use the Preferred Sender and automatically updates to become the Current Sender. In the case of islanded Admin Nodes, multiple Admin Nodes will attempt to send notifications and AutoSupport message and thus it is possible that multiple copies of notifications will be received.


  1. Select Configuration > Display Options.
  2. From the Display Options menu, select Options.
  3. Select the Admin Node you want to set as the preferred sender from the drop-down list.

    Display Options page
  4. Click Apply Changes.
    The Admin Node is set as the preferred sender of notifications.