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### how do I disable a node

So I have multiple nova compute nodes and for debugging reasons I want to disable them all except one. I thought i could do this with the

nova-manage service disable --host=<node name=""> --service=nova-compute nova-manage service disable --host=<node name=""> --service=nova-network

When I tried that it didn't work. I still have VM's spinning up on nodes that were disabled. As you can see here: http://paste.openstack.org/show/37222/ I went as far as disabling them all just to make a point.

I also noticed if I stopped nova-compute and nova-network on my nodes nova would still try. It just reports the status ad BUILD.

Now I did see this question here but is that still the solution? https://answers.launchpad.net/nova/+question/172482

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### how do I disable a nodenova compute node?

So I have multiple nova compute nodes and for debugging reasons I want to disable them all except one. I thought i could do this with the

nova-manage service disable --host=<node name=""> name> --service=nova-compute
nova-manage service disable --host=<node name=""> --service=nova-networkname> --service=nova-network


When I tried that it didn't work. I still have VM's spinning up on nodes that were disabled. As you can see here: http://paste.openstack.org/show/37222/ here I went as far as disabling them all just to make a point.

I also noticed if I stopped nova-compute and nova-network on my nodes nova would still try. It just reports the status ad BUILD.

Now I did see this question here but is that still the solution? https://answers.launchpad.net/nova/+question/172482