Recovering an NSX-T cluster that has lost 2 nodes
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Recovering an NSX-T cluster that has lost 2 nodes


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VMware NSX Networking


This article provides recovery steps for a scenario where 2 of the 3 NSX nodes are lost or are no longer functional.
A 3 node NSX-T cluster will continue to be fully functional if 1 node is lost however when 2 nodes are lost, the cluster will no longer be operational as the majority has been lost.
With only 1 node remaining, it is no longer possible to login to the UI.


VMware NSX-T Data Center
VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.x


The official and supported procedure to recover the NSX node cluster is to deploy a new appliance, restore from backup and then add two additional nodes.
In the event that a restore from backup is not possible, there is a possibility GSS may be able to recover the cluster from the remaining working node. If required, please open a Support Request with GSS to investigate that option further.