BES HA - Rebuilding a node

Hi Experts,

We are looking to redeploy one of the BES VM's from scratch as it is having issues.
To cut a long story short, there's been resource looking into this for quite some time and we are unable to track the problem to any of the components individually.

Our proposed fix for this would be to remove one of the servers and reinstall it back into the HA cluster for BES.

We have

Server 1 - Broken
Server 2 - Currently live

We are looking to get rid of Server 1, as Server 2 is currently operating normally and handling BES totally fine.

If we simply drop Server 1 and reinstall, will this cause issues without uninstalling it?

Is the best practice here to uninstall the BES services on Server 1 first, then drop the server?

Help appreciated.

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Rob KnightConnect With a Mentor ConsultantCommented:

In my experience, uninstalling usually un-registers the component in the database whereas just a re-install may leave some 'residue' which may impact your environment later on.

In addition, you may find that your new instance gets a new ID which would then mean you'll have the 2 working instances and the remnants of an old one on the database.


MarkMichaelAuthor Commented:
This is what I will do, thanks.
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