Shutting down the VSA

As you can not control the VSA Appliance, questions come up how to properly shutdown the VSA Cluster. So here is the answer:

  1. Shut down all VMs
  2. Put the VSA Cluster into maintenance mode
  3. Shut Down the ESXi Hosts

Do not...

  • ...put the ESXi hosts into maintenance mode
  • ...shutdown the VSA Appliance

vsa_maintenance_mode

shutdown_esx_host

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