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Prepare appliance Storage Node for reinstallation


When recovering an appliance Storage Node, you must first prepare the appliance for reinstallation of StorageGRID software.

  1. Log in to the failed Storage Node:

    1. Enter the following command: ssh admin@grid_node_IP

    2. Enter the password listed in the Passwords.txt file.

    3. Enter the following command to switch to root: su -

    4. Enter the password listed in the Passwords.txt file.

    When you are logged in as root, the prompt changes from $ to #.

  2. Prepare the appliance Storage Node for the installation of StorageGRID software. sgareinstall

  3. When prompted to continue, enter: y

    The appliance reboots, and your SSH session ends. It usually takes about 5 minutes for the StorageGRID Appliance Installer to become available, although in some cases you might need to wait up to 30 minutes.

    Important Don't attempt to accelerate the reboot by cycling power or otherwise resetting the appliance. You might interrupt automatic BIOS, BMC, or other firmware upgrades.

    The StorageGRID appliance Storage Node is reset, and data on the Storage Node is no longer accessible. IP addresses configured during the original installation process should remain intact; however, it is recommended that you confirm this when the procedure completes.

    After executing the sgareinstall command, all StorageGRID-provisioned accounts, passwords, and SSH keys are removed, and new host keys are generated.