The following details the steps involved when performing a shutdown of a VxRail Cluster.
This task can easily be performed from within the vSphere HTML client through the VxRail plugin. Click on the Cluster name -> Actions -> VxRail -> Shut Down:
Click Next to perform a sequence of automated pre-validation checks on the cluster:
As can be seen from the Error below there are non-VxRail virtual machines running within the cluster. Basically we consider the following 3 virtual machines as VxRail system owned and shutdown of these is performed gracefully using this automated shutdown procedure:
- VxRail Manager
All other Virtual machines running on the cluster must be manually shutdown in advance of a controlled VxRail shutdown.
Looking at the list of running virtual machines on the VxRail cluster we can see that ‘test-vm’ is still powered on:
After powering off the non-VxRail virtual machine namely ‘test-vm’ and re-running the validation we can now see we are in a good state to perform a graceful shutdown of the VxRail cluster:
Confirm that you are ready to proceed with the shutdown:
Shutdown execution in progress:
Confirm shutdown status in the VxRail manager web.log:
/var/log/mystic # cat web.log | grep “cluster shutdown: true”
2019-10-15T12:52:19.479+0000 INFO [Thread-353] com.emc.mystic.manager.web.service.ClusterShutdownServiceImpl ClusterShutdownServiceImpl.lambda$shutdown$0:62 – cluster shutdown: true