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2020/01/04

Replace Node - Troubleshooting series

Replace Node - Troubleshooting series

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Replace Storage Spaces Direct Cluster Node - Troubleshooting series for Storage Spaces Direct (S2D)

4 Node Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Cluster with failed physical disks
  • S048001
  • S048002 (Failed Node)
  • S048003
  • S048004
Part 1: Removed the failed disks from the Storage Pool and removed the Cluster Node



Part 2: Add the Node back to the Cluster






Windows Admin Center list the failed and retired disks


Remove the failed disk from the Storage Pool
Get-StorageNode -Name S048002.contoso.com | Get-PhysicalDisk -PhysicallyConnected | sort PhysicalLocation | ft SerialNumber, OperationalStatus, PhysicalLocation



















The Cluster used in the Demo is a SOFS Cluster so we don´t have VMs on the Host.
However if the Solution is a HCI then perform a live migration to move running VMs off the server you're about to remove.
Pause the cluster server using the following PowerShell command on the Host that you plan to remove: Suspend-ClusterNode -Drain
The Disks are Retired by the system, so I only need to remove the from the Storage Pool
$Disk = Get-PhysicalDisk |? Usage -like Retired
Get-StoragePool *S2D* | Remove-PhysicalDisk -PhysicalDisks $Disk

More information about how to manually Retired or Reset Disks please see the Blog:
Retire, Remove, Reset or Add Disk to Storage Pool


Remove "Evict" the server "S048002" from the cluster by running the following PowerShell command Remove-ClusterNode S048002