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Use the Task tab to reboot a grid node

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The Task tab allows you to reboot the selected node. The Task tab is shown for all nodes.

Before you begin
  • You are signed in to the Grid Manager using a supported web browser.

  • You have the Maintenance or Root access permission.

  • You have the provisioning passphrase.

About this task

You can use the Task tab to reboot a node. For appliance nodes, you can also use the Task tab to place the appliance into maintenance mode.

  • Rebooting a grid node from the Task tab issues the reboot command on the target node. When you reboot a node, the node shuts down and restarts. All services are restarted automatically.

    If you plan to reboot a Storage Node, note the following:

    • If an ILM rule specifies an ingest behavior of Dual commit or the rule specifies Balanced and it is not possible to immediately create all required copies, StorageGRID immediately commits any newly ingested objects to two Storage Nodes on the same site and evaluates ILM later. If you want to reboot two or more Storage Nodes on a given site, you might not be able to access these objects for the duration of the reboot.

    • To ensure you can access all objects while a Storage Node is rebooting, stop ingesting objects at a site for approximately one hour before rebooting the node.

  • You might need to put a StorageGRID appliance into maintenance mode to perform certain procedures, such as changing the link configuration or replacing a storage controller. For instructions, see Place appliance into maintenance mode.

    Note In rare instances, placing a StorageGRID appliance into maintenance mode might make the appliance unavailable for remote access.
  1. Select NODES.

  2. Select the grid node you want to reboot.

  3. Select the Tasks tab.

    Nodes > Tasks > Reboot button
  4. Select Reboot.

    A confirmation dialog box appears.

    Nodes > Tasks > Reboot button
    Note If you are rebooting the primary Admin Node, the confirmation dialog box reminds you that your browser's connection to the Grid Manager will be lost temporarily when services are stopped.
  5. Enter the provisioning passphrase, and select OK.

  6. Wait for the node to reboot.

    It might take some time for services to shut down.

    When the node is rebooting, the gray icon (Administratively Down) appears on the left side of the Nodes page. When all services have started again and the node is successfully connected to the grid, the Nodes page should display a normal status (no icons to the left of the node name), indicating that no alerts are active and the node is connected to the grid.