• To remove a defunct or misbehaving server from the topology while that server is offline, run remove-defunct-server from a live server in the topology. Doing this will remove configuration references to the offline server from the topology’s perspective. This is useful if the server is broken and cannot start. For example:
    $ bin/remove-defunct-server --serverInstanceName austin01 \
    --bindDN "cn=Directory Manager" --bindPassword password

    After you have removed the server, you can delete it. However, if you want to keep the server as a standalone server, proceed to Cleaning up an offline defunct server.


    The --ignore-online option removes an online server cleanly from the topology.


    To speed up the process of removing multiple servers, change the default 10-minute timeout for each server you are taking out of rotation by setting the Java virtual machine (JVM) property com.unboundid.connectionutils.LdapResponseTimeoutMillis before you run remove-defunct-server.