This post explains the steps you could take to remove a VSAN-enabled host from a VSAN cluster without putting it into maintenance mode. You could also use this method to remove an VSAN-less ESXi host from a cluster without putting it into maintenance mode.
Welcome to part two of my VSAN ‘trilogy’! If you’ve missed the first part, see the link below.
Transforming from baremetal VMware vSphere to nested VSAN: Part One (Design)
This post contains the steps I’ve taken to prepare my transformation from a traditional vSphere lab environment to a VSAN-powered environment.
Alot has been going on in my head about how I should transform my homelab from a simple physical box with just plain vSphere 5.5 on it and memory consuming applications like Microsoft Exchange and Lync to a nested ESXi environment where I can test new VMware features and technologies apposed to the Microsoft technologies I have seen for many years now.