Disable vms from HA


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Jan 18, 2020

Is there any way in proxmox to disable all VMs in HA altogether?

Thank you
what do you mean by disable all VMs in HA, could you elaborate a bit more on what you want to achieve?

you mean remove all services from being HA managed in a single step?

The web UI/API and CLI only allows for removing a service at once, but if you want to remove all you can simply remove the whole config where it's defined which service should be managed by HA, e.g.:
rm /etc/pve/ha/resources.cfg

Note that it might need a few minutes until that went through to all notes, and the run-status of the VMs & CTs themselves should not be affected by this.
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May I know if it is risky to do that? will any other services affected?

Also, rename the file and add back later will work?

Thank you
May I know if it is risky to do that?
I don't know anything about your setup so cannot give a definitive answer, but as removing services from being managed by the HA stack isn't inherently risky, doing so en masse isn't really either.
will any other services affected?
What do you mean with "other services"?
Also, rename the file and add back later will work?
Yes, that will also work.


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