Starting StorageGRID Webscale appliance installation

To install StorageGRID Webscale on an appliance Storage Node, you use the StorageGRID Appliance Installer, which is included on the appliance.

Before you begin

For instructions for completing these prerequisite tasks, see the installation and maintenance instructions for your StorageGRID Webscale appliance.

About this task

To install StorageGRID Webscale on an appliance Storage Node:
  • You specify or confirm the IP address of the primary Admin Node and the name of the node.
  • You start the installation and wait as volumes are configured and the software is installed.
  • Partway through the process, the installation pauses. To resume the installation, you must sign into the Grid Manager and configure the pending Storage Node as a replacement for the failed node.
  • After you have configured the node, the appliance installation process completes, and the appliance is rebooted.

Steps

  1. Open a browser, and enter one of the IP addresses for the compute controller in the appliance.
    http://Controller_IP:8080

    The StorageGRID Appliance Installer Home page appears.

  2. In the Primary Admin Node connection section, determine whether you need to specify the IP address for the primary Admin Node.
    The StorageGRID Appliance Installer can discover this IP address automatically, assuming the primary Admin Node, or at least one other grid node with ADMIN_IP configured, is present on the same subnet.
  3. If this IP address is not shown or you need to change it, specify the address:
    Option Description
    Manual IP entry
    1. Unselect the Enable Admin Node discovery check box.
    2. Enter the IP address manually.
    3. Click Save.
    4. Wait while the connection state for the new IP address becomes "ready."
    Automatic discovery of all connected primary Admin Nodes
    1. Select the Enable Admin Node discovery check box.
    2. From the list of discovered IP addresses, select the primary Admin Node for the grid where this appliance Storage Node will be deployed.
    3. Click Save.
    4. Wait while the connection state for the new IP address becomes "ready."
  4. In the Node name field, enter the name you want to use for this Storage Node, and click Save.
    The node name is assigned to this Storage Node in the StorageGRID Webscale system. It is shown on the Grid Nodes page in the Grid Manager.
  5. In the Installation, section, confirm that the current state is "Ready to start installation of node name into grid with Primary Admin Node admin_ip" and that the Start Installation button is enabled.
    If the Start Installation button is not enabled, you might need to change the network configuration or port settings. For instructions, see the installation and maintenance instructions for your appliance.
  6. From the StorageGRID Appliance Installer home page, click Start Installation.

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    The Current state changes to "Installation is in progress," and the Monitor Installation page is displayed.

    Note: If you need to access the Monitor Installation page manually, click Monitor Installation from the menu bar.