Destroy Failover cluster Windows 2008 R2
Posted on 2014-09-25
I have a failover cluster running Windows Server 2008 R2 with an iSCSI target attached directly to the servers. We are going to move this infrastructure to a virtual environment, but I first need to break/destroy the cluster.
There are two servers in the cluster. I would like completely remove the cluster from the network and take the second server offline. I've found a lot of documentation out there about destroying the cluster, evicting nodes, etc, but can't get a good feeling on the best way to approach this.
The servers have two NIC ports in them. Port 1 on both servers have static IPs assigned to the Local LAN and are plugged into the switches. Port 2 on both servers is plugged into a storage server. These ports have a separate subnet from the LAN and utilize the storage server as an iSCSI target.
My main question and concern is if I choose the option in Failover Cluster Manger to "Destroy Cluster" will that completely remove the cluster AND the iSCSI target containing the data? Ideally I would like to detroy the cluster and disjoin the second server from the domain.