You can put a VSA cluster member in maintenance mode and perform maintenance tasks on the host that accommodates the member.

You cannot put more than one VSA cluster member in maintenance mode.

Verify that all hosts in the cluster are running and that all datastores are available.

1

In the vSphere Client, select the datacenter that accommodates the VSA cluster and select the VSA Manager tab.

2

Select the Appliances view.

3

Right-click the VSA cluster member that you want to place in maintenance mode and select Appliance Maintenance Mode.

4

Click Yes in the confirmation dialog.

The interface reports that the status of the VSA cluster member that you selected is now Offline. The datastore that is exported by this VSA cluster member is now available through its replica that is exported by a VSA cluster member that runs on another host. The status of the datastore changes to Degraded, which means that the datastore is no longer highly available, because its replica is not Online.

You can perform maintenance operations on the hardware of the host that accommodates the VSA cluster member that is in maintenance mode. When you complete the maintenance operations, right-click the VSA cluster member again and select Exit Appliance Maintenance Mode.