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Administration Guide

Reboot or shut down the unit

To avoid potential configuration or hardware problems, always use the GUI or CLI to reboot or shut down FortiDeceptor.

To reboot the FortiDeceptor unit:
  1. Go to Dashboard > System Resources.
  2. Click Reboot.
  3. Enter a reason for the reboot in the Reason field.
  4. Click OK.

After reboot, the FortiDeceptor VM initialization might about 30 minutes. The Decoy VM icon in the System Information widget shows a warning sign until the process completes.

When FortiDeceptor boots or reboots, the following critical event log message is normal:

The VM system is not running and might need more time to startup. Please check system logs for more details. If needed, please reboot system.

After upgrading FortiDeceptor to a new firmware version, the system might clean up data and a Database is not ready message displays. The clean up time depends on the size of historical data.

To shut down the FortiDeceptor unit:
  1. Go to Dashboard > System Resources.
  2. Click Shutdown.
  3. Enter a reason for the shutdown in the Reason field.
  4. Click OK.

Reboot or shut down the unit

To avoid potential configuration or hardware problems, always use the GUI or CLI to reboot or shut down FortiDeceptor.

To reboot the FortiDeceptor unit:
  1. Go to Dashboard > System Resources.
  2. Click Reboot.
  3. Enter a reason for the reboot in the Reason field.
  4. Click OK.

After reboot, the FortiDeceptor VM initialization might about 30 minutes. The Decoy VM icon in the System Information widget shows a warning sign until the process completes.

When FortiDeceptor boots or reboots, the following critical event log message is normal:

The VM system is not running and might need more time to startup. Please check system logs for more details. If needed, please reboot system.

After upgrading FortiDeceptor to a new firmware version, the system might clean up data and a Database is not ready message displays. The clean up time depends on the size of historical data.

To shut down the FortiDeceptor unit:
  1. Go to Dashboard > System Resources.
  2. Click Shutdown.
  3. Enter a reason for the shutdown in the Reason field.
  4. Click OK.