You can put a VSA cluster member in maintenance mode and perform maintenance tasks on the host that accommodates the member.

Before you begin

Verify that all hosts in the cluster are running and that all datastores are available.

About this task

VSA cluster member host IP addresses are stored within the VSA. Changing the IP address of a VSA cluster member can cause connection failures.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, select the datacenter that accommodates the VSA cluster, click the Manage tab, and click VSA Manager.
  2. On the Summary tab, select the Appliances view.
  3. Right-click the VSA cluster member that you want to place in maintenance mode and select Enter Appliance Maintenance Mode.
  4. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog.

    The status of the VSA cluster member changes to Maintenance mode. The datastore that is exported by this VSA cluster member is now available through its replica that is exported by a VSA cluster member that runs on another host. The status of the datastore changes to Degraded, which means that the datastore is no longer highly available, because its replica is not Online.

  5. Perform maintenance operations on the hardware of the host that accommodates the VSA cluster member that is in maintenance mode.
  6. After you complete the maintenance operations, exit maintenance mode.
    1. Click the Related Objects tab, and click Hosts.
    2. Select the host that accommodates the VSA cluster member in maintenance mode and select Power On from the right-click menu.
    3. In the VSA Manager Appliances view, verify that the status of the VSA cluster member is correctly displayed as Maintenance Mode.
    4. Right-click the VSA cluster member and select Exit Appliance Maintenance Mode.