How to delete a cluster?

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by Yuhong, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Yuhong

    Yuhong Guest

    I am trying to delete a test cluster which was configured in Windows 2003
    incorrectly with one node. I could not connect to the cluster using Cluster
    Administrator. How do I delete the cluster all together? I'd like to start
    all over again?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Yuhong, Dec 9, 2004
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  2. You can connect to the cluster with a dot, that is "cluadmin ."
    And then you can evict the node.

    If that doesnt work. Run the following from a commandline: "cluster
    node /force"
    This should cleanup any clustering on the node.

    Good luck.
    Loay Shbeilat
    MSCS Admin Tools STE

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    Loay Shbeilat [MS], Dec 9, 2004
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  3. Yuhong

    Yuhong Guest

    I did run a command "cluster node nodename /forcecleanup" and it did install
    the cluster service on the node. But when I configure the cluster on the node
    again, it still see the old cluster and it did not allow me to a cluster on
    the node any more. Any idea?
    Thanks for your help!
    Yuhong, Dec 9, 2004
  4. The cluster name could still be in DNS or WINS or on that machines cache.

    "ipconfig /flushdns" to clear your DNS cache

    "nbstat -R" to clear your NetBIOS cache.



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    Rodney R. Fournier [MVP], Dec 9, 2004
  5. Is it possible to repro the problem and send me -
    The exact error message you get
    clcfgsrv.log from the node you are creating the cluster with.

    Note clcfgsrv.log is @ %windir%\system32\Logfiles\cluster folder

    Loay Shbeilat
    MSCS Admin Tools STE

    "This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    Loay Shbeilat [MS], Dec 9, 2004
  6. I'm guessing that you are referring to Cluster Administrator attempting to
    start the cluster service on you old cluster name. This is because the
    program caches the names of the servers it recently connected to. Once it
    times out, you should be able to click the "Open" button to launch the "Open
    Connection to Cluster" dialog box. Once this is displayed, you should have
    to option to create a new cluster which will run you through the install
    wizard again.

    If you want to delete the cached info, you'll need to hack the registry and
    delete the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Cluster
    Administrator\Connections key and all the subfolders.

    John Toner [MVP], Dec 10, 2004
  7. Yuhong

    Yuhong Guest

    Thanks everybody for helping me!!
    I flushed the dns and NetBios and deleted the registry keys. It worked. Now
    I can reconfigure the cluster on the same node again. You guys are the best!
    Have a wonderful holiday season!!

    Yuhong, Dec 10, 2004
  8. Yuhong


    Feb 13, 2011
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    Really worked in my case Thanks for ur help:):)
    sood31, Feb 13, 2011
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