[PVE-User] Remove a Node completely

Simone Piccardi piccardi at truelite.it
Mon Jan 7 13:15:38 CET 2013

On 01/03/2013 04:10 AM, rob wrote:
> On 12/30/2012 03:31 AM, Mykel at mWare.ca wrote:
>> On 12-12-30 01:08, Dietmar Maurer wrote:
>>>> Never power it on again, remove all data on it (e.g. reinstall).
>>>> Is there any intention of improving that? It's awfully drastic to go
>>>> back to
>>>> bare iron,
>>> An new install takes 2 minutes here.
>> It's not 2 minutes over IPMI with remote storage, if that's even viable.
>> Just because it only takes two minutes to do the work doesn't mean
>> it's academic.
>> It only takes a minute to install RAM too, however I'm sure you'd
>> agree in a remote datacenter that's not necessarily the case.
>> This is also ignoring the possibility of needing to migrate VMs on the
>> node as well - which is much more involved in a non-clustered state.
>> Is there no direct answer to my query then?
>> Myke
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> check the forum, someone had posted how to do what you want some time
> ago. I followed it and it worked here. But that was awhile ago and
> things may have changed since then.
> here is the forum link:
> http://forum.proxmox.com/forums/16-Proxmox-VE-2-x-Installation-and-configuration
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I repeatly reinstalled cluster nodes (on a 3 nodes cluster) without 
problems, avoiding a reinstall. I documented the needed steps, but 
unfortunately only in italian (me english is too bad...) Documentation 
is here:


I think google can translate it, and the command are quite easy to 
understand. You can put it in the wiki, if you want.

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