Using the Task tab to reboot a grid node

The Task tab allows you to reboot the selected node. The Task tab is shown for all nodes.

Before you begin

About this task

Rebooting a grid node from the Grid Manager issues the reboot command on the target node.

When you reboot a grid node, the node shuts down and restarts. All services are restarted automatically.

If you plan to reboot Storage Nodes, note the following:
  • If an ILM rule specifies an ingest behavior of Dual commit or the rule specifies Balanced and it is not possible to immediately create all required copies, StorageGRID immediately commits any newly ingested objects to two Storage Nodes on the same site and evaluates ILM later. If you want to reboot two or more Storage Nodes on a given site, you might not be able to access these objects for the duration of the reboot.
  • To ensure you can access all objects while a Storage Node is rebooting, stop ingesting objects at a site for approximately one hour before rebooting the node.


  1. Select Nodes.
  2. Select the grid node you want to reboot.
  3. Select the Tasks tab.

    Nodes > Tasks > Reboot button

  4. Click Reboot.

    A confirmation dialog box appears.

    Confirmation dialog for Reboot grid node

    Note: If you are rebooting the primary Admin Node, the confirmation dialog box reminds you that your browser's connection to the Grid Manager will be lost temporarily when services are stopped.
  5. Enter the provisioning passphrase, and click OK.
  6. Wait for the node to reboot.
    It might take some time for services to shut down.
    When the node is rebooting, the gray icon (Administratively Down) appears on the left side of the Nodes page. When all services have started again, the icon changes back to its original color.