Preparing to remove the H610C or H615C chassis

Before you replace the failed chassis, you must migrate the virtual machines (VMs) hosted on the node to an available host, and remove the failed node from the cluster. You must get details about the failed node, such as serial number and networking information.

About this task

You can use the VMware vSphere Web Client to migrate the VMs to another host and to remove the failed node from the cluster.

Steps

  1. In the VMware vSphere Web Client, perform the steps to migrate the VMs to another available host.
    Note: See the VMware documentation for the migration steps.
  2. Select the failed node, and click Monitor > Hardware Status > Sensors.
  3. Write down the serial number of the failed node. The following screenshot is only an example:

    In this figure, the serial number of the failed H610C node is highlighted.

    You will identify the node by matching the serial number on the sticker at the back of the node with the serial number you noted down.

  4. Right-click the failed node and select Connection > Disconnect.
  5. Click Yes to confirm the action.
  6. Right-click the failed node and select Remove from Inventory.
  7. Click Yes to confirm the action.