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Steps to Remove Node from Cluster When the Node Crashes Due to OS/Hardware Failure and cannot boot up (Doc ID 466975.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Server Enterprise Edition - Version: to
Oracle Clusterware


This document is intented to provide the steps to be taken to remove a node from the Oracle cluster. The node itself is unavailable due to some OS issue or hardware issue which prevents the node from starting up. This document will provide the steps to remove such a node so that it can be added back after the node is fixed.

The steps to remove a node from a Cluster is already documented in the Oracle documentation at

VersionDocumentation Link

This note is different because the documentation covers the scenario where the node is accessible and the removal is a planned procedure. This note covers the scenario where the Node is unable to boot up and therefore it is not possible to run the clusterware commands from this node.

For 11gR2, refer to <note 1262925.1>



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In this Document
 Example Configuration
 Initial Stage
 Step 1 Remove oifcfg information for the failed node
 Step 2 Remove ONS information
 Step 3 Remove resources
 Step 4 Execute
 Step 5 Update the Inventory

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