These steps describe how to replace a follower node with a new node.

This procedure is applicable for replacing a follower node with a completely different node that is not currently in the cluster. For instance, these steps apply to replacing a follower node with a new VM or bare metal server.

The node cannot be replaced simply by inserting the node into the network and editing the cluster configuration information.

The following are the steps to replace a follower node:

  1. Log in to the leader node, and use the steps to dismantle the cluster by removing both follower nodes.

  2. On the new node, install NSX Advanced Load Balancer. This involves spinning up a new virtual machine (VM) or container from the Controller package (OVA, QCOW or Docker image) on the new node.

  3. Follow the steps mentioned in Deploy a new cluster section.