All grid node types: Replace VMware node
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Install and maintain appliance hardware
SG100 and SG1000 services appliances
- Prepare for installation (SG100 and SG1000)
SG6000 storage appliances
- Prepare for installation (SG6000)
- Configure hardware (SG6000)
SG5700 storage appliances
- Prepare for installation (SG5700)
- Configure hardware (SG5700)
SG5600 storage appliances
- Prepare for installation (SG5600)
- Configure hardware (SG5600)
- SG100 and SG1000 services appliances
Install and upgrade software
- Upgrade StorageGRID software
- Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS
- Install Ubuntu or Debian
Perform system administration
- Manage security settings
- Manage Admin Nodes
- Manage Archive Nodes
Manage objects with ILM
- ILM and object lifecycle
- Create storage grades, storage pools, EC profiles, and regions
- Administer StorageGRID
- Use a tenant account
- S3 REST API supported operations and limitations
Monitor and maintain StorageGRID
Monitor and troubleshoot
- Troubleshoot a StorageGRID system
- Expand your grid
Recover and maintain
Grid node recovery procedures
- Recover from Storage Node failures
- Recover from Admin Node failures
- All grid node types: Replace Linux node
- Grid node decommission
- Network maintenance procedures
- Grid node procedures
- Grid node recovery procedures
Review audit logs
- Audit messages and the object lifecycle
- Monitor and troubleshoot
When you recover a failed StorageGRID node that was hosted on VMware, you must remove the failed node and deploy a recovery node.
You must have determined that the virtual machine cannot be restored, and must be replaced.
You use the VMware vSphere Web Client to first remove the virtual machine associated with the failed grid node. Then, you can deploy a new virtual machine.
This procedure is only one step in the grid node recovery process. The node removal and deployment procedure is the same for all VMware nodes, including Admin Nodes, Storage Nodes, Gateway Nodes, and Archive Nodes.
Log in to VMware vSphere Web Client.
Navigate to the failed grid node virtual machine.
Make a note of all of the information required to deploy the recovery node.
Right-click the virtual machine, select the Edit Settings tab, and note the settings in use.
Select the vApp Options tab to view and record the grid node network settings.
If the failed grid node is a Storage Node, determine if any of the virtual hard disks used for data storage are undamaged and preserve them for reattachment to the recovered grid node.
Power off the virtual machine.
Select Actions > All vCenter Actions > Delete from Disk to delete the virtual machine.
Deploy a new virtual machine to be the replacement node, and connect it to one or more StorageGRID networks.
When you deploy the node, you can optionally remap node ports or increase CPU or memory settings.
After deploying the new node, you can add new virtual disks according to your storage requirements, reattach any virtual hard disks preserved from the previously removed failed grid node, or both.
Install VMware > Deploying a StorageGRID node as a virtual machine
Complete the node recovery procedure, based on the type of node you are recovering.
Type of node Go to
Primary Admin Node
Non-primary Admin Node