Removing a cluster member

Changes to your WebSphere Commerce topology might require the removal of a cluster member. Ensure that these steps are followed to successfully complete the removal.

About this task

Removing a cluster member from an existing cluster deletes the associated application server.


  1. If they are not started, start the node agent on each node in the cluster.
    LinuxAIXNote: Ensure that you start the node agent on each node as the WebSphere Commerce non-root user.
  2. On the WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment machine, start the deployment manager profile.
  3. Open the WebSphere Application Server Administrative Console.
  4. Stop the cluster members. To stop the cluster members, complete the following steps:
    1. In the Navigation area, expand Servers and then expand Clusters.
    2. Click the type of cluster member that you want to remove.
    3. Click the cluster name and then click Cluster Member.
    4. On the Cluster Member page, select the member and click Stop.
  5. In the Navigation area, expand Servers and click Clusters.
  6. From the list of clusters, click the cluster for which you want to change the membership.
  7. Under Additional Properties, click Cluster members.
  8. Select the cluster members that you want to remove from the cluster and click Delete.
    Note: If you plan to remove the original cluster member, manually delete the WebSphere Application Server profile that is associated with it.
  9. Click Save in the WebSphere Application Server administrative console taskbar.
  10. Click Review to save your configuration.
  11. On the Save page, select Synchronize changes with Nodes.
  12. On the Save page, click Save. While the nodes are being synchronized, the status of these nodes are displayed in the administrative console. Once the synchronization is finished, click OK.
  13. Log out of the WebSphere Application Server administrative console.
  14. Regenerate the Web server plug-in and copy the plug-in to the Web server.