In certain circumstances, it is necessary to temporarily remove a cluster node from the cluster membership. This might be necessary due to:
Routine maintenance of hardware, operating system, or other system software
In order to safely remove a node from a cluster, certain steps should be taken to avoid service downtime and cluster node fencing. The steps below provide step-by-step instructions on this process.
- Red Hat Cluster Suite 4
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform (Clustering and GFS/GFS2)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with the High Availability and Resilient Storage Add Ons