Failed node, eviction steps

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by JJP, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. JJP

    JJP Guest

    I have a 2 node Windows 2003 cluster, running SP1.
    This is just a file share cluster (no applications).
    The I was updating some drivers on the inactive node and the node blew will not boot into Windows. The active node is still running.

    My plan is to evict the broken node, rebuild the node and add it back into
    the cluster.
    Is this the best way to do it?

    Most of the articles I find about evicting nodes refer the the node you want
    to evict still running without problems...which is not my situation.

    Anyone have any other steps or advice to offer, or any gotcha's to be aware

    JJP, Jul 14, 2008
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  2. Yes. Right-click the failed node in Cluster Administrator and then select
    Evict from the context menu.

    Rebuild the server and then add it back to the cluster.

    Russ Kaufmann,
    MCSE: Messaging and Security, MCT, MCITP, MCTS and other stuff, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner

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    Russ Kaufmann, Jul 14, 2008
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    Carl Guest

    Thanks! A great start to my morning.

    Carl, Nov 5, 2010
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