What’s the difference between "stopping", "shutting down" and "killing" a node?
You can stop functions on nodes and nodes themselves, by:
Stopping — stops event-routing functions on the node, but the node remains alive and a member of the primary component.
Shutting down — terminates the node (so that it leaves the cluster).
Killing — terminates the node regardless of its operational state. Killing a node is not recommended unless the node cannot be shut down normally (for example, the node becomes stuck in the STOPPING state for some reason).
See also Stop Rhino in the Getting Started Guide, which details using the
stop-rhino.sh script (which uses the rhino-console commands described in this section) to shut down or kill nodes or clusters.