Node states

A node can be in one of several states depending on the level of configuration.

The node has no associated cluster name and is not yet part of a cluster.
The node is configured and can be added to a designated cluster.

Authentication is not required to access the node.

Pending Active
The system is in the process of installing compatible Element software on the node. When complete, the node will move to the Active state.
The node is participating in a cluster.

Authentication is required to modify the node.

In each of these states, some fields are read only.