Performing a Clean Install of AWS Elemental Server - AWS Elemental Server

This is version 2.15 of the AWS Elemental Server documentation. This is the latest version. For prior versions, see the Previous Versions section of AWS Elemental Conductor File and AWS Elemental Server Documentation.

Performing a Clean Install of AWS Elemental Server

This section describes how to perform a clean install of the software and is applicable as follows:

  • It applies to downgrading from any version of AWS Elemental Server to any other version, when you want to perform a clean install.

  • It applies to downgrading to version 2.5.x and is the only way to downgrade from one version of 2.5.x to a lower version of 2.5.x.

This type of downgrade involves re-installing the kickstart on all the hardware units. All the files in /home/elemental are lost, so the procedure includes steps for first copying important files to another location.

The procedure for kickstarting any version of AWS Elemental Server is the same; only the version numbers in the file name change. In this procedure, we show how to downgrade to version 2.14.1.12345.