This section provides an overview of the steps involved in operating system recovery on Dell EMC Solutions for Azure Stack HCI.
Note: To help reduce repair times when the node is added back to the same cluster after recovery, do not reinitialize or clear the data on the disks that were a part of Storage Spaces Direct storage pool.
For manually deployed nodes, you can recover the operating system on the node by using any of the methods that were used for operating system deployment.
For the factory-installed OEM license of the operating system, Dell EMC recommends that you use the operating system recovery media that shipped with the PowerEdge server. Using this media for operating system recovery ensures that the operating system stays activated after the recovery. Using any other operating system media triggers the need for activation after operating system deployment. Operating system deployment using the recovery media is the same as either retail or other operating system media based installation.
After completing the operating system deployment using the recovery media, perform the following steps to bring the node into an existing Storage Spaces Direct cluster:
For instructions on steps 1 through 7, see the Dell EMC Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node Deployment Guide at https://www.dell.com/azurestackhcimanuals.