Linux: Deploying grid nodes

You can deploy grid nodes on new Linux hosts or on existing Linux hosts. If you need additional Linux hosts to support the CPU, RAM, and storage requirements of the StorageGRID nodes you want to add to your grid, you prepare them in the same way you prepared the hosts when you first installed them. Then, you deploy the expansion nodes in the same way you deployed grid nodes during installation.

Before you begin


  1. If you are adding new hosts, access the installation instructions for deploying StorageGRID nodes.
  2. To deploy the new hosts, follow the instructions for preparing the hosts.
  3. To create node configuration files and to validate the StorageGRID configuration, follow the instructions for deploying grid nodes.
  4. If you are adding nodes to a new Linux host, start the StorageGRID host service.
  5. If you are adding nodes to an existing Linux host, start the new nodes using the storagegrid host service CLI:sudo storagegrid node start [<node name>]

After you finish

After deploying all new grid nodes, you can perform the expansion.