Add and Remove Members
You can add and remove cluster members to accomodate fluctuations in client workload. For example, if demand for resources in cluster A increases, you can add additional members to support this increased demand. As demand decreases, you can remove members and add them to other clusters as needed.
You cannot remove a cluster controller. To remove a controller, you must promote another member to controller before you can remove the original controller. If the controller is the last member of a cluster, you will disband the cluster.
To add a member
In the Application Center snap-in, right-click the cluster to which to add the member.
On the pop-up menu, point to All Tasks, and then click Add Cluster Member.
Note When adding members, you must supply log-on credentials that have administrative privileges on both the controller and the member.
The Add Cluster Member Wizard appears. For information about using this wizard, click More Info as you proceed through the wizard.
To remove a member
In the Application Center snap-in, right-click the member to remove.
On the pop-up menu, point to All Tasks, and then click Remove Cluster Member.
For more information about managing members, see Cluster Management Fundamentals.
For more information about using the command line to add or remove members programmatically, see CLUSTER Command.
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