2 Node Cluster, need to remove 1 node


New Member
May 28, 2020
Hello, I currently run Proxmox 6.1-7 with a few virtual machines including pfsense. I noticed the cluster option and it seemed intriguing so I created a cluster to try to learn more about it. I have my main node with all my VMs (called pve) and a second node (called proxmox). I need to remove the "proxmox" node. I have read the docs on how to remove a node. It stated that the node that will be removed needs to be shutdown, then issue the following command on the "pve" node: "pvecm delnode proxmox". Unfortionately, it errors out with "cluster not ready - no quorum?" which I have just learned about just prior to this post. How do I keep quorum, or force my main node (pve) into thinking it is? I plan to destroy the "proxmox" node as soon as it is seperated as I will not need it.


Proxmox Staff Member
Staff member
Mar 6, 2015
In case of missing quorum you need to run
pvecm e 1
before you make any configuration change.


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