When you need to perform maintenance tasks on an entire VSA cluster you must take down the cluster, and then bring it back up after maintenance is performed.

You must perform these tasks when, for example, you prepare a VSA cluster for a scheduled power down or relocation to a different physical location.


Do not use the VSA Cluster Maintenance Mode link on the VSA Manager tab to perform maintenance tasks. For more information, see the VMware Knowledge Base article http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2033400.


Take down the VSA cluster when you need to perform maintenance tasks on the cluster.


After you perform maintenance tasks for your VSA cluster, bring the cluster up.