[PVE-User] cluster node add failure

Alwin Antreich sysadmin-pve at cognitec.com
Wed Apr 27 21:07:34 CEST 2016

Hi Tonci,

did you try renaming the authorized_keys and try to add it again to the

Or did you try "pvecm add xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -force"? Taken from here:


On 04/27/2016 02:03 AM, Tonci Stipicevic wrote:
> Hello to all
> I've just installed two hosts (latest 4.1) and do have got this error
> when trying to add second node to the cluster :
> can't create shared ssh key database '/etc/pve/priv/authorized_keys'
> authentication key already exists
> After this second node is kind a disabled , non pve services running
> (web interface does not appear at all but non error reported)
> and the first (main) node has been recovered by lowering votes back to 1.
> Is there any workaround to solve this situation or server reinstallation
> (2nd node) is the only way ?
> Thank you very much in advance and
> BR
> Tonci
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