Monitoring the storage appliance installation

The StorageGRID Appliance Installer provides status until installation is complete. When the software installation is complete, the appliance is rebooted.


  1. To monitor the installation progress, click Monitor Installation.

    The Monitor Installation page shows the installation progress.

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    The blue status bar indicates which task is currently in progress. Green status bars indicate tasks that have completed successfully.
    Note: The installer ensures that tasks completed in a previous install are not re-run. If you are re-running an installation, any tasks that do not need to be re-run are shown with a green status bar and a status of Skipped.
  2. Review the progress of the first two installation stages.
    1. Configure storage
    During this stage, the installer connects to the storage controller, clears any existing configuration, communicates with SANtricity software to configure volumes, and configures host settings.
    2. Install OS
    During this stage, the installer copies the base operating system image for StorageGRID to the appliance.
  3. Continue monitoring the installation progress until the Install StorageGRID stage pauses and a message appears on the embedded console, prompting you to approve this node on the Admin Node using the Grid Manager. Go to the next step.

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  4. Go to the Grid Manager, approve the pending storage node, and complete the StorageGRID installation process.
    When you click Install from the Grid Manager, Stage 3 completes and stage 4, Finalize Installation, begins. When stage 4 completes, the controller is rebooted.