Considerations for decommissioning grid nodes

Before you start this procedure to decommission one or more nodes, you must understand the implications of removing each type of node. Upon the successful decommissioning of a node, its services will be disabled and the node will be automatically shut down.

You cannot decommission a node if doing so will leave the StorageGRID in an invalid state. The following rules are enforced:

Attention: Do not remove a grid node's virtual machine or other resources until instructed to do so in decommission procedures.