The question “How to remove a host from your Virtual SAN cluster” has now popped up various times, so I figured I would write a short article around what the current procedure is. It is fairly straight forward to be honest, here we go:
- Place host in maintenance mode
- Delete disk group when “maintenance mode” is completed
- Move host out of the cluster
- Remove the VSAN VMkernel (not a requirement, but I prefer to clean things up)
That is it, now you can re-purpose the host for anything else.