Selecting Start Recovery to configure a non-primary Admin Node

After replacing a non-primary Admin Node, you must select Start Recovery in the Grid Manager to configure the new node as a replacement for the failed node.

Before you begin


  1. From the Grid Manager, select Maintenance > Recovery.
  2. Select the grid node you want to recover in the Pending Nodes list.
    Nodes appear in the list after they fail, but you cannot select a node until it has been reinstalled and is ready for recovery.
  3. Enter the Provisioning Passphrase.
  4. Click Start Recovery.
    screenshot showing the Maintenance > Recovery page
  5. Monitor the progress of the recovery in the Recovering Grid Node table.
    Note: At any point during the recovery, you can click Reset to start a new recovery. An Info dialog box appears, indicating that the node will be left in an indeterminate state if you reset the procedure.

    screenshot showing the reset recovery warning dialog box

    If you want to retry the recovery after resetting the procedure, you must restore the node to a pre-installed state, as follows:
    • VMware: Delete the deployed virtual grid node. Then, when you are ready to restart the recovery, redeploy the node.
    • Linux: Restart the node by running this command on the Linux host: storagegrid node force-recovery node-name
    • Appliance: If you want to retry the recovery after resetting the procedure, you must restore the appliance node to a pre-installed state by running sgareinstall on the node.
  6. If single sign-on (SSO) is enabled for your StorageGRID system and the relying party trust for the Admin Node you recovered was configured to use the default Management Interface Server Certificate, update (or delete and recreate) the node's relying party trust in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). Use the new default server certificate that was generated during the Admin Node recovery process.
    Note: To configure a relying party trust, see the instructions for administering StorageGRID. To access the default server certificate, log in to the command shell of the Admin Node. Go to the /var/local/mgmt-api directory, and select the server.crt file.