I've taken care to identify the safest process for removing physical
servers from our tree. I cluster a number of services in a few 2 node
clusters and am wondering if there is a preferred method for safely
removing the virtual servers from the tree structure first? - before
removing the physical servers. I've offlined some of the unnecesary
virtual servers but some servers in the partition complain because they
can't find the virtual servers. Will simply deleting the virtual server
objects in the tree be enough to inform the complainers of the
removals...then I can go through the process of removing the physical servers?

Just trying to get the steps in the correct order and didn't see much in
the knowledge base...