Kickstarting AWS Elemental Delta - AWS Elemental Delta

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Kickstarting AWS Elemental Delta

Kickstarting is the process that you use to re-install an .iso image to an AWS Elemental Delta node.Typically, you kickstart the nodes if you're downgrading to a version that's more than two versions behind the current version (in this case, if you're downgrading to version 2.0.x or earlier).

During a kickstart, all the files in /home/elemental are lost, so the procedure includes steps for first copying important files to another location.

If your AWS Elemental Delta nodes are in a cluster, kickstart in this order:

  1. Leader node

  2. Secondary node

  3. Egress nodes (if applicable)


Plan to kickstart during a maintenance period. All activity on the nodes stops during the process.