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How to reboot (restart) or shutdown the EX-series Switch

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Knowledge Base ID: KB11356
Last Updated: 11 Aug 2010
Version: 3.0

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The information below describes the recommended methods for halting and turning off the EX-Series Switch or rebooting the EX-series switch.

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The information below describes the recommended method to turn off or restart safely the EX-series switch

To Power Off the switch from CLI:

  • Use the CLI command 'request system halt' from operational mode, which displays a message to the CLI, then disconnect the switch from electrical power.  This command will also notify other users connected to the switch about the operation.
  • request system halt - On the console or other management device connected to the switch (to the master switch in a virtual chassis), enter the CLI operational mode and issue the following command to shut down the switch software:
user@switch> request system halt

Wait until a message appears on the console confirming that the operating system has halted. For information about the request system halt command, see theJUNOS Software System Basics and Services Command Reference guide.

Disconnect power from the switch by pulling out the male end of the power cord connected the power source outlet.


To restart the switch from CLI:

  • Use the command 'request system reboot'.   This command will also notify other users connected to the switch about the operation.

To restart the switch from the front panel:

  • From the LCD front panel menu push the menu button.
  • When the MAINT MENU (Maintenance menu) appears, press the Enter button.
  • Select the SYSTEM REBOOT option and press the Enter button.
  • To exit the menu without rebooting the switch, press the MENU button again.

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