Clean shutdown of whole cluster


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Mar 12, 2015
Berlin, Germany

what is the recommended procedure to shutdown a complete PVE cluster including HA resources?

The manual only talks about maintenance of single nodes, but sometimes it is necessary to shutdown everything.

We have observed that a simple shutdown on all nodes is not sufficient as HA fencing reboots some nodes first and then they are online again.

We have an enhancement opened in our Bugzilla [0]. And here is also a thread in our forum about the same request [1] maybe you will get more info from the people who share their experiences.

However, we recommend stopping all HA, pve-ha-crm, and pve-ha-lrm services/resources running on the cluster, then wait for all the HA resource top running, after that you can issue a shutdown command or from PVE GUI.

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