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Remove Worker node from Kubernetes Cluster

Problem

User wants to remove worker node from the cluster for maintenance

Solution

# List the nodes and get the <node-name> you want to remove from cluster

kubectl get nodes

# Drain the node

kubectl drain <node-name>

 

# If you want to completely remove data from the node

kubectl drain <node-name> –ignore-daemonsets –delete-local-data –force

# Delete the node

kubectl delete node <node-name>

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