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    Rebooting and Shutting Down the IDP Series Appliance

    Table 1 describes the commands you use to reboot and shut down the IDP Series appliance.

    Table 1: IDP Series Appliance Reboot and Shutdown Commands

    Command

    Usage

    reboot

    Reboots the IDP Series appliance.

    You reboot under the following circumstances:

    • After installing software updates
    • After changing interface settings

    You do not need to reboot under the following circumstances:

    • Installing customer service patches
    • Pushing IDP detector engine updates
    • Pushing attack object updates
    • Pushing configuration updates

    Tip: If you are not sure whether the IDP Series appliance requires a reboot, log in to ACM. The ACM home page indicates whether the IDP Series appliance is in a state that requires or does not require a reboot.

    Note: The reboot command is different from idp.sh restart, which restarts the IDP processes.

    shutdown

    Shuts down the IDP Series appliance.

    You shut down the IDP Series appliance under the following circumstances:

    • Before replacing cold-swappable components, such as I/O modules on high-end models and power supplies on low-end models.
    • To take the IDP Series appliance out of use.

    Note: You do not need to shut down to replace hot-swappable components.

    Note: If you have enabled internal bypass, traffic passes through the IDP Series device uninspected when the device is shut down.


    Published: 2011-02-08