Remove-ClusterNode

Removes a node from a failover cluster.

Syntax

Remove-ClusterNode
      [[-Name] <StringCollection>]
      [-CleanupDisks]
      [-Cluster <String>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-Force]
      [-IgnoreStorageConnectivityLoss]
      [-InputObject <PSObject>]
      [-Wait <Int32>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Remove-ClusterNode cmdlet removes a node from a failover cluster. After the node is removed, the node no longer functions as part of the cluster unless the node is added back to the cluster. Removing a node is also called evicting a node from the cluster.

Note: This cmdlet cannot be run remotely without Credential Security Service Provider (CredSSP) authentication on the server computer.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> Remove-ClusterNode -Name node4

This example removes the node named node4 from the local cluster.

Example 2

PS C:\> Remove-ClusterNode -Name node4 -Force

This example removes the node named node4 from the local cluster without prompting for confirmation.

Optional Parameters

-CleanupDisks
Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Cluster

Specifies the name of the cluster on which to run this cmdlet. If the input for this parameter is . or it is omitted, then the cmdlet runs on the local cluster.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Force

Runs the cmdlet without prompting for confirmation. By default the cmdlet will ask for confirmation from the user before proceeding.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-IgnoreStorageConnectivityLoss

Indicates that this cmdlet does not check whether the cluster node contains non-shared storage, if Storage Spaces Direct is enabled. If you do not specify this parameter, the cmdlet checks whether this node has any Storage Spaces Direct storage. If this cmdlet finds Storage Spaces Direct storage, it prompts you for confirmation before it removes the node.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InputObject

Specifies the cluster node to remove.

Type:PSObject
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Name

Specifies the name of the cluster node to remove.

Type:StringCollection
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Wait

Specifies the time in seconds to wait for the cmdlet. If the Wait parameter is not specified, then the cmdlet waits for completion. If -Wait 0 is specified, then the call is initiated and the cmdlet returns without waiting.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

Microsoft.FailoverClusters.PowerShell.ClusterNode