Removing the failed grid node in VMware vSphere

You must remove the virtual machine associated with the failed grid node using the VMware vSphere Web Client before you can recover it.

Steps

  1. Log in to VMware vSphere Web Client.
  2. Navigate to the failed grid node virtual machine.
  3. Make a note of all of the information required to deploy the recovery node. Right-click the virtual machine and select Edit Settings tab, and note the settings in use. Click the vApp Options tab to view and record the grid node network settings.
  4. If the failed grid node is a Storage Node, determine if any of the virtual hard disks used for data storage are undamaged and preserve them for reattachment to the recovered grid node.
  5. Power off the virtual machine.
  6. Select Actions > All vCenter Actions > Delete from Disk to delete the virtual machine.