Deactivating a Cluster Node

Deactivating a cluster node requires access to the Gateway configuration menus and to the Policy Manager.
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Deactivating a cluster node requires access to the Gateway configuration menus and to the Policy Manager.
Appliance Gateways
To temporarily deactivate an appliance Gateway node:
This procedure will deactivate the node until the Gateway is restarted, at which point the node is automatically reactivated. For a more permanent deactivation, see
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To disable a Gateway node
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below.
  1. Access the Gateway main menu on the node to be deactivated.
  2. Select option
    2
    ("Display Gateway configuration menu").
  3. Select option
    7
    ("Manage Gateway status"). The status is displayed after a few seconds. Press [Enter] to continue.
  4. Select option
    1
    ("Stop the Gateway").
  5. Exit all the menus and leave the Gateway main menu using option
    X
    ("Exit (no reboot)").
To disable an appliance Gateway node:
This procedure will disable a node until you manually re-enable it by running this procedure again and entering
Yes
in step 5.
  1. Access the Gateway main menu on the node to be deactivated.
  2. Select option
    2
    ("Display Gateway configuration menu").
  3. Select option
    3
    ("Configure the Gateway"). The configuration details are displayed after a few seconds.
  4. Select option
    4
    ("Node Configuration").
  5. Enter
    No
    to disable the node.
  6. Select option
    S
    ("Save and exit"), then press [
    Enter
    ] to acknowledge the change.
  7. Exit all the menus and leave the Gateway main menu using option
    X
    ("Exit (no reboot)").
To remove a node from the cluster:
Once a node has been deactivated or disabled, you can remove it from the cluster using the Policy Manager.
  1. Open the Dashboard in the Policy Manager and select the [Cluster Status] tab.
  2. In the Gateway Status list, right-click on the inactive node and then select
    Delete Node
    . (Note that only inactive nodes can be deleted.) The node will reappear in the list once it is active again.
Software Gateways
To temporarily deactivate a Gateway node from a cluster:
  1. Stop the Gateway.
  2. Note the name of the deactivated cluster node. Follow the instructions under "Delete a Node" in "Dashboard - Cluster Status".
A deleted node is not permanently removed from the Gateway cluster. When you want to reactivate the deleted node, stop and restart the applicable Gateway to once again view the node in the Policy Manager’s dashboard. You cannot delete an active node nor delete an active Gateway service.