Hi I am new to the Nutanix and want to know clarity on below query.
Please any body help me on below query,
we have a five Nutanix node cluster and out of five node cluster three of them G5-Nodes which warranty will be completed on 31-oct-2023. reset of two nodes G8-nodes which we were added recently to the cluster.
Now we are planning to remove the three G5-Nodes from the cluster and if we remove three G5-nodes,two nodes will be there and it become a two nodes cluster.
if it is a two node cluster there no witness vm for redundancy.
Now My Questions are below like.
1. Is there any possibility of removing 3 nodes from the existing cluster?
A. Removing the 3 (G5) Node from the existing RF2 cluster is not possible. (2Node Cluster and RF2 based cluster are designed for different Infra)
B. RF2 to 2 node cluster is not supported by Nutanix engineering Team.
2. What will happen after the License expires?
A. Replacement of hardware will not be supported.
B. All acropolis and services will continue to run.
C. Node expansion and removal are possible even when the license expires.