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Handbook

Rebooting, resetting, and shutting down the system

The following items have the indicated usage:

  • Reboot—Reboots the operating system.
  • Reset—Resets the configuration to the default factory values.
  • Shut Down—Shuts down the system. When the system is shut down, it is unavailable to forward traffic.
caution icon Do not unplug or switch off the FortiADC appliance without first shutting down the operating system. The shutdown process enables the system to finish writing any buffered data, and to correctly spin down and park the hard disks. Failure to do so could cause data loss and hardware problems.
To reboot the system:

Do one of the following:

  • Go to the dashboard, and in the System Information widget, click Reboot.
  • From the CLI console, enter the following command:

execute reboot

To perform a factory reset:

Do one of the following:

  • Go to the dashboard, and in the System Information widget, click Reset.
  • From the CLI console, enter the following command:

execute factoryreset

To power off the system:

To shut down the system:

  • Go to the dashboard, and in the System Information widget, click Shut Down.
  • From the CLI console, enter the following command:

execute shutdown

The system does not emit disk activity noise when shutdown is complete.

To completely power off:

  • For hardware appliances, press the power button if there is one. Power supplies and switches vary by hardware model. On some, you press the power button; on others, you flip the switch to either the off (O) or on (I) position.
  • For FortiADC-VM, power off the virtual machine.

Rebooting, resetting, and shutting down the system

The following items have the indicated usage:

  • Reboot—Reboots the operating system.
  • Reset—Resets the configuration to the default factory values.
  • Shut Down—Shuts down the system. When the system is shut down, it is unavailable to forward traffic.
caution icon Do not unplug or switch off the FortiADC appliance without first shutting down the operating system. The shutdown process enables the system to finish writing any buffered data, and to correctly spin down and park the hard disks. Failure to do so could cause data loss and hardware problems.
To reboot the system:

Do one of the following:

  • Go to the dashboard, and in the System Information widget, click Reboot.
  • From the CLI console, enter the following command:

execute reboot

To perform a factory reset:

Do one of the following:

  • Go to the dashboard, and in the System Information widget, click Reset.
  • From the CLI console, enter the following command:

execute factoryreset

To power off the system:

To shut down the system:

  • Go to the dashboard, and in the System Information widget, click Shut Down.
  • From the CLI console, enter the following command:

execute shutdown

The system does not emit disk activity noise when shutdown is complete.

To completely power off:

  • For hardware appliances, press the power button if there is one. Power supplies and switches vary by hardware model. On some, you press the power button; on others, you flip the switch to either the off (O) or on (I) position.
  • For FortiADC-VM, power off the virtual machine.