Chapter 8. Removing Windows nodes
You can remove a Windows node by deleting its host Windows machine.
8.1. Deleting a specific machine
You can delete a specific machine.
- Install an OpenShift Container Platform cluster.
Install the OpenShift CLI (
Log in to
ocas a user with
View the machines that are in the cluster and identify the one to delete:
$ oc get machine -n openshift-machine-api
The command output contains a list of machines in the
Delete the machine:
$ oc delete machine <machine> -n openshift-machine-apiImportant
By default, the machine controller tries to drain the node that is backed by the machine until it succeeds. In some situations, such as with a misconfigured pod disruption budget, the drain operation might not be able to succeed in preventing the machine from being deleted. You can skip draining the node by annotating "machine.openshift.io/exclude-node-draining" in a specific machine. If the machine being deleted belongs to a machine set, a new machine is immediately created to satisfy the specified number of replicas.