how to remove a node?


New Member
Feb 28, 2019
Hi i wanted to test the ability to have two nodes of proxmox
but now when i turn off , one node , i am getting erros on the other node

how can i tell proxmox that i dont want to have two nodes?

i am unable to reboot or do anything if node two is not online
i have seen the below post but it talks about how to remove all VMs from cluster
but i want to keep my orginal node , and not delete

please help
thank you i did not see this...
so i need only to power off the node
then from shell of node1 remove node2
node1# pvecm delnode node2
yes. but be careful about putting node2 back online. you should wipe it first.
Hi i have two issues, please help
1. when trying to remove i am getting IPs and not names
error :400 Parameter verification failed. when i put the ip

2. i did as guide said

pvecm nodes
shutdown (node 2)
pvecm delnode node2

i am getting the no qurm 500 error when node2 is powered off?
do i need to keep it up when i try to remove it? wiki says it should be down when i do delete

ok so i think it worked.... i will tell what i did for the next noob that comes along and thinks is bulding a data center with two i5 :)

root@Gad:~# pvecm nodes

Membership information
Nodeid Votes Name
1 1 (local)
2 1

pvecm delnode 2
Node name did not work i used node id
and got and error

pvecm expected 1

pvecm delnode 2

5. Shutdown node 2, took it off power and network :)

thanks all!
still did not try to reboot node1, hopes all goes well i have a critical machine running there


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