Reviewing the ILM policy and storage configuration

If you plan to decommission a Storage Node, you should review your StorageGRID Webscale system’s ILM policy before starting the decommissioning process.

During decommissioning, all object data is migrated from the decommissioned Storage Node to other Storage Nodes. Then, ILM processes continue in a manner that satisfies the active ILM policy.

You should review the rules in the active ILM policy to ensure that the StorageGRID Webscale system will continue to have enough capacity of the correct type and in the correct locations to accommodate the decommissioning of a Storage Node.

Consider the following:

Verify that the proposed topology that will result from the decommissioning process satisfies the ILM policy by assessing the factors listed in the table.

Area to assess Notes
Available capacity Will there be enough storage capacity to accommodate all of the object data stored in the StorageGRID Webscale system, including the permanent copies of object data currently stored on the Storage Node to be decommissioned?

Will there be enough capacity to handle the anticipated growth in stored object data for a reasonable interval of time after decommissioning is complete?

Location of storage If enough capacity remains in the StorageGRID Webscale system as a whole, is the capacity in the right locations to satisfy the StorageGRID Webscale system’s business rules?
Storage type Will there be enough storage of the appropriate type after decommissioning is complete? For example, ILM rules might dictate that content be moved from one type of storage to another as content ages. If so, you must ensure that enough storage of the appropriate type is available in the final configuration of the StorageGRID Webscale system.