Grid node decommissioning

You can use the node decommission procedure to remove one or more Storage Nodes, Gateway Nodes, or non-primary Admin Nodes at one or more sites. You cannot decommission the primary Admin Node or an Archive Node.

In general, you should decommission grid nodes only while they are connected to the StorageGRID system and all nodes are in normal health (have green icons on the Nodes pages and on the Maintenance > Decommission Nodes page). However, if required, you can decommission a grid node that is disconnected. Before removing a disconnected node, make sure you understand the implications and restrictions of that process.

Use the node decommission procedure when any of the following are true:

The flowchart shows the high-level steps for decommissioning grid nodes.

high-level flowchart of decommissioning steps