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

1

Shut down all virtual machines that run on the cluster.

2

Turn off vSphere HA for the cluster.

3

Place as many VSA cluster members as possible into maintenance mode.

Because VSA prevents all cluster members from entering maintenance mode, you cannot place all cluster members into the maintenance mode.

4

Use the vSphere Client to directly connect to the hosts where the remaining cluster members are registered.

5

Power off the remaining VSA cluster members.

6

Shut down the hosts.

You are now ready to perform maintenance tasks for the hosts.