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Remove an HA Member and add a new member to that HA

marccabre
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Dear all, 

 

One customer requested to me to break the actual Infoblox HA Cluster Pair in order to remove de standby  old unit and then recreate de HA Pair with a new hardware.

 

Can some one explain the best/save way to remove the old unit? and add the new hardware to the HA Pair?

 

Thank you very much!

Re: Remove an HA Member and add a new member to that HA

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You don't need to break the HA pair, just shut down the passive node, configure LAN1 on the new box with the same IP address the old one had then join it to the grid, it will automatically come up as the passive node.

 

If you then need to replace the active node, do a HA failover then follow the same process.

Paul Roberts
PCN (UK) Ltd

All opinions expressed are my own and not representative of PCN Inc./PCN (UK) Ltd. E&OE

Re: Remove an HA Member and add a new member to that HA

marccabre
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Thanx a lot... i was scared because this is a really big company and the device is in production and the down time have to be less than 1h...

 

One question more.... the new device that we will add now is part of the grid. Then i understand that maybe the best process to do it is:

1 - Remove that device from the grid

2 - Access to thay device using LAN 1 IP

3 - Clean the database? It's nedded? It's better to do a reset to factory defaults?

4 - And then configure de new LAN 1 IP and follow the proces to add again the device to the Grid and it will become part of the HA Pair.

 

It's ok? It's need the step 3? Or what is the best way to prepare that device?

 

Regards!!

Re: Remove an HA Member and add a new member to that HA

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It's up to you, the device will get wiped when it re-joins the grid anyway so not much point resetting the database. It won't do any harm though.

Paul Roberts
PCN (UK) Ltd

All opinions expressed are my own and not representative of PCN Inc./PCN (UK) Ltd. E&OE
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Re: Remove an HA Member and add a new member to that HA

marccabre
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Thank you very much!!

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