Monitoring StorageGRID Webscale appliance installation

The StorageGRID Webscale Appliance Installer provides status until installation is complete. When the software installation is complete, the appliance is rebooted.


  1. To monitor the installation progress, click Monitor Installation from the menu bar.

    The Monitor Installation page shows the installation progress.

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    The blue status bar indicates which task is currently in progress. Green status bars indicate tasks that have completed successfully.
    Note: The installer ensures that tasks completed in a previous install are not re-run. If you are re-running an installation, any tasks that do not need to be re-run are shown with a green status bar and a status of "Skipped."
  2. Review the progress of first two installation stages.
    1. Configure storage
    During this stage, the installer connects to the storage controller (the other controller in the appliance), clears any existing configuration, communicates with SANtricity software to configure volumes, and configures host settings.
    2. Install OS
    During this stage, the installer copies the base operating system image for StorageGRID Webscale from the primary Admin Node to the appliance.
  3. Continue monitoring the installation progress until the Install StorageGRID Webscale stage pauses and a message appears on the embedded console, prompting you to go to the Grid Management Interface to approve the grid node.

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  4. Go to the Grid Management Interface, approve all pending grid nodes, and complete the StorageGRID Webscale installation process.

    When you click Install from the Grid Management Interface, stage 3 completes and stage 4, Finalize Installation, begins. When stage 4 completes, the controller is rebooted.