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.


  1. Shut down the nodes in this order.
    • Passive node
    • Active node
    • Witness node
  2. Restart each node.
    You can restart nodes in any order.
  3. Verify that all nodes join the cluster successfully, and that the previous Active node resumes that role.