For a cluster to tolerate the configured value for MAX_FAILURES:
- All representations must have sufficient replicas. If MAX_FAILURES is updated, all tables created previously must have their replicas updated manually.
- There must be a quorum (at least N/2+1) of nodes available
- Clustrix recommends provisioning enough disk space so that the cluster has enough space to reprotect after an unexpected failure. See Allocating Disk Space for Fault Tolerance and Availability