Reboot or Shut Down Your Device

From Firebox System Manager (FSM), you can reboot or shut down your Firebox from a remote location.

Reboot Your Device

  1. Connect to a Device with WatchGuard System Manager.
  2. Start Firebox System Manager.
  3. Select File > Reboot.
  4. In the User Name text box, type the user name for a user account with Device Administrator credentials.
  5. In the Passphrase text box, type the passphrase for the user account.
  6. From the Authentication Server drop-down list, select the authentication server for the user account you specified.
  7. If you select an Active Directory authentication server, in the Domain text box, type the domain for the user account you specified.
  8. Click OK.
    The device reboots.

Shut Down Your Device

When you shut down a device, the LCD indicator panel, the serial port, and all interfaces of the device are shut down. The power light remains green and the fans continue to run, but you cannot communicate with the device. After the device is shut down, you must manually restart the device to resume communication.

To shut down a device:

  1. Connect to a Device with WatchGuard System Manager.
  2. Start Firebox System Manager.
  3. Select File > Shutdown.
  4. In the User Name text box, type the user name for a user account with Device Administrator credentials.
  5. In the Passphrase text box, type the passphrase for the user account.
  6. From the Authentication Server drop-down list, select the authentication server for the user account you specified.
  7. If you select an Active Directory authentication server, in the Domain text box, type the domain for the user account you specified.
  8. Click OK.
    The device shuts down.

To restart your device after a shut down:

  1. To power off the device, press the power button.
  2. To power on the device, press the power button again.

See Also

Monitor your Firebox with Firebox System Manager (FSM)

Connect to a Device with WatchGuard System Manager

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