Linux: Adding interfaces to an existing node

You must add an interface to an existing node only if you did not configure ADMIN_NETWORK_TARGET or CLIENT_NETWORK_TARGET in the node configuration file on the Linux host during installation.

About this task

You perform this procedure on the Linux server hosting the node that needs the new network assignment, not inside the node. This procedure only adds the interface to the node; a validation error occurs if you attempt to specify any other network parameters. To provide addressing information, you must use the Change IP tool.

See the Installation Guide for your Linux operating system for more information on the node configuration file.


  1. Log in to the Linux server hosting the node that needs the new network assignment.
  2. Edit the node configuration file at /etc/storagegrid/nodes/<node-name>.conf:
    1. Add the new network target.
      CLIENT_NETWORK_TARGET = bond0.3206
    2. Optional: Add a MAC address.
      CLIENT_NETWORK_MAC = aa:57:61:07:ea:5c
      Important: Do not specify any other network parameters, or a validation error will result.
  3. Run the node validate command: sudo storagegrid node validate <node-name>
  4. Resolve all validation errors.
  5. Run the node reload command: sudo storagegrid node reload <node-name>