Reinstall a System Using an Exported Host Configuration File¶
You can reinstall a system using the host configuration file that is generated using the host-bulk-export command.
For the following procedure, controller-0 must be the active controller.
Create a host configuration file using the system host-bulk-export command, as described in Exporting Host Configurations.
Copy the host configuration file to a USB drive or somewhere off the controller hard disk.
Edit the host configuration file as needed, for example to specify power-on or BMC information.
Delete all the hosts except controller-0 from the inventory.
Reinstall the StarlingX software on controller-0, which must be the active controller.
Run Ansible Bootstrap playbook.
Follow the instructions for using the system host-bulk-add command, as detailed in Adding Hosts in Bulk.
After adding the host, you must provision it according to the requirements of the personality.