If you have to shut down and reboot all nodes in the cluster, you must follow a specific shutdown order to prevent the Passive node from assuming the role of Active node.
- Shut down the nodes in this order.
- Passive node
- Active node
- Witness node
- Restart each node.
You can restart nodes in any order.
- Verify that all nodes join the cluster successfully, and that the previous Active node resumes that role.