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DELETE /admin/v1/host-config


Remove a host's configuration from the cluster configuration, dropping the host from the cluster. The remote-host parameter is required if you are removing a host from a different group.

URL Parameters
remote-host Request a host in a cluster to remove the host referenced by this parameter. To request a host to remove itself, omit this parameter. The hostname must be resolvable on the host that receives the request. The remote host can be in any group in the cluster.


If you request a host to remove itself, MarkLogic Server returns status code 202 (Accepted) and the data in the response body includes the timestamp of the last restart and a link to the timestamp endpoint.

If you request one host to remove another (by using the remote-host request parameter), MarkLogic Server returns status code 204 (No Content).

If the pre-requistes described in the Usage Notes are not met, MarkLogic Server returns status code 400 with a detailed error message specifying which pre-requisites are not met.

Required Privileges

This operation requires the manage-admin role, or the following privilege:


Usage Notes

This request must be directed to the MarkLogic Server Admin Interface on port 8001. For example: http://localhost:8001/admin/v1/host-config.

The host being removed from the cluster must meet the following criteria for the removal request to be accepted:

If and only if the above criteria are met, the host is removed from the cluster. You can remove a host either by requesting it to remove itself or by requesting another host to remove it, using remote-host.

The preferred method is to request a host to remove itself by sending a DELETE request directly to it. This results in a clean, but uninitialized standalone MarkLogic host and a functioning cluster.

If you request one host in the cluster to remove another (by specifying the host to be removed using remote-host), the result is a function cluster, but the removed host is no longer a viable MarkLogic Server instance. If the removed host is still live, it will continue to try to communicate with the cluster until it is shut down. This method is best used to drop a dead host from a cluster or when the departing host will be shut down immediately.


$ curl --anyauth --user user:password -X DELETE -i \

==> Request a host to leave the cluster, resulting in a restart.
    This is the preferred way to remove a host from a cluster.
    MarkLogic Server sends a response similar to the following. Use the
    Location header or the restart/link/uriref to detect when the 
    restart is complete.

HTTP/1.1 202 Accepted
Content-type: application/xml
Location: /admin/v1/timestamp
Server: MarkLogic
Content-Length: 260
Connection: Keep-Alive
Keep-Alive: timeout=5

<restart xmlns="http://marklogic.com/manage">
  <last-startup host-id="13544732455686476949">
  <message>Check for new timestamp to verify host restart.</message>


$ curl --anyauth --user user:password -X DELETE -i \

==> Request one host to remove another from a cluster. The departing
    host is not restarted and is not a viable instance. MarkLogic Server
    responds with status code 204 (No Content).

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
Server: MarkLogic
Content-Length: 0
Connection: Keep-Alive
Keep-Alive: timeout=5

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