9.13 Deleting a Cluster Node from a Cluster

To permanently remove a cluster node from a cluster:

  1. Log in as the root user to the node in the cluster that you want to remove, then enter the following at a terminal console prompt:

    cluster leave

    When the node has successfully left the cluster, the following message is displayed:

    No longer a member of cluster clustername
  2. In a Web browser, open iManager, then log in to the Novell eDirectory tree that contains the cluster you want to manage.

    IMPORTANT:Log in as an administrator user who has sufficient rights in eDirectory to delete and modify eDirectory objects.

  3. In iManager, delete the node’s Cluster Node object from the cluster container:

    1. Select eDirectory Administration > Delete Objects.

    2. Browse to the Cluster container (Cluster Container object icon ) of the cluster, locate and select the Cluster Node object (Cluster Node object icon ) for the node in the container, then click OK.

    3. On the Delete Objects page, click OK, then click OK again to confirm the deletion of the Cluster Node object.

  4. Select eDirectory Administration > Modify Object, select the eDirectory Server object that is being removed from the cluster, remove its NCS attributes, then click OK to save and apply your changes.

  5. If the deleted cluster node persists in iManager, do one of the following:

    • Run the following command as the root user on the master cluster node. It is safe to run the command on an active cluster:

      /opt/novell/ncs/bin/ncs-configd.py -init 
    • If you are converting a cluster from NetWare to Linux, you must restart the cluster instead so that clstrlib.ko is reloaded:

      rcnovell-ncs restart