The Question is:
I have two servers joined in a cluster both running V6.1 VMS. One is a 4500A
the Alpha2100. I am trying to remove all traces of clustering. How should
I go about this ????
The Answer is :
Use the cluster configuration tool, CLUSTER_CONFIG. (On V6.2 and later
systems that are using LANCP downloads, use CLUSTER_CONFIG_LAN.)
OpenVMS Cluster support is directly integrated into the operating system,
and there is no way to remove it. One can, however, remote site-specific
tailoring that was added for a particular cluster configuration.
Typically, temporary or permanent seperation of a cluster entails disabling
the NISCS_LOAD_PEA0 and VAXCLUSTER parameters. Permanent removal requires
removal of system roots and such, depending on the particular configuration.
Any references to served devices on the other nodes that are present in any
applications, in the queue management database, and in site-specific startup
files, must also be reset when permanently removing the node.
Permanent seperation also requires the duplication of shared files. The
following files are typically shared within a cluster:
Filename: default directory (in common root) and file type:
QMAN$MASTER SYS$SYSTEM: (this is a set of related files)
Please see SYLOGICALS.TEMPLATE on V7.2 and later for the most current
and most complete listing of the shared files on OpenVMS -- the list
is most complete on the most current release, of course.
Information on merging or splitting a cluster is available here in
Ask The Wizard in topics including (60), (203), (767), (915), (961),
(1201), (1861), (6106), (6735), (6982), (6982), and others. Merging
of the authorization databases -- and particularly adding existing
standalone nodes into an existing cluster -- is variously discussed
in (1729), (2590), (3291) and other topics.