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May 26, 2023
I am trying to delete one of my nodes in my 2 node cluster. I have used the pvecm delnode [nodename] command and deleted the corresponding directory in /etc/pve/nodes, but the deleted node is still showing up in the WebUI. I saw in a separate post that some others have had to remove it from the /etc/pve/.members list, but when I tried that (locally logged in as root) I am told the the file is intended to be read-only. I can see in .members that the second node is still listed and the number of nodes is still 2. When trying to change the permissions I am denied yet again even though I am root. The entire pve directory appears to be owned by a user named "www-data", so when I try to edit any of the files inside of pve, including VM config files, I get permission denied.

This problem has also manifested in my VM's and containers no longer starting on boot because they are waiting on a quorum to be reached and it will never be reached as the second machine is not there to vote. I can bypass this by manually ending the quorum with pvecm expected 1, but that is not something I want to continue to have to do. I have been troubleshooting this for quite a few hours now and any help is appreciated.

Have you followed your documents about the remove a cluster node [0]?

If the node is still appearing in the Web UI, you can check the corosync.conf, to see if the information from the deleted node is still there. If yes, you can safily remove the section of the deleted node from the corosync.conf. Please be sure that the node is offline.

High recommended reading your document below link for more information.

[0] https://pve.proxmox.com/pve-docs/pve-admin-guide.html#_remove_a_cluster_node
Thank you, this worked! I had been scratching my head for a couple of days on this one.
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