Preparing an appliance Storage Node for reinstallation

When recovering an appliance Storage Node, you must first prepare the appliance for reinstallation of StorageGRID Webscale software.

Steps

  1. From the service laptop, log in to the failed Storage Node:
    1. Enter the following command: ssh admin@grid_node_IP
    2. Enter the password listed in the Passwords.txt file.
    3. Enter the following command to switch to root: su -
    4. Enter the password listed in the Passwords.txt file.
    When you are logged in as root, the prompt changes from $ to #.
  2. Prepare the appliance Storage Node for the installation of StorageGRID Webscale software. sgareinstall
  3. When prompted to continue, enter: y

    The appliance reboots, and your SSH session ends. It usually takes about 5 minutes for the StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer to become available, although in some cases you might need to wait up to 30 minutes.

    The StorageGRID Webscale appliance Storage Node is reset, and data on the Storage Node is no longer accessible. IP addresses configured during the original installation process should remain intact; however, it is recommended that you confirm this when the procedure completes.