You can remove NSX Edge nodes from an NSX Edge Cluster that you created with SDDC Manager if you need to scale down to meet business needs.
- The NSX Edge cluster must be available in the SDDC Manager inventory and must be Active.
- The NSX Edge node must be available in the SDDC Manager inventory.
- The NSX Edge cluster must be hosted on one or more vSphere clusters from the same workload domain.
- The NSX Edge cluster must contain more than two NSX Edge nodes.
- The NSX Edge cluster must not be federated or stretched.
- If the NSX Edge cluster was deployed with a Tier-0 Service High Availability of Active-Active, the NSX Edge cluster must contain two or more NSX Edge nodes with two or more Tier-0 routers (SR component) after the NSX Edge nodes are removed.
- If selected edge cluster was deployed with a Tier-0 Service High Availability of Active-Standby, you cannot remove NSX Edge nodes that are the active or standby node for the Tier-0 router.
- In the navigation pane, click .
- In the Workload Domains page, click a domain name in the Domain column.
- Click the Edge Clusters tab.
- Click the vertical ellipsis menu for the Edge Cluster you want to expand and select Shrink Edge Cluster.
- Select the Edge node(s) to remove and click Next.
- Review the summary and click Next.
SDDC Manager validates the request.
- If validation fails, use the Back button to edit your settings and try again.
Note: You cannot remove the active and standby Edge nodes of a Tier-1 router at the same time. You can remove one and then remove the other after the first operation is complete.
- If validation succeeds, click Finish to remove the NSX Edge node(s) from the NSX Edge cluster.
You can monitor progress in the Tasks panel.