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request node reboot (re0 | re1) (Junos OS Evolved)



Use this command to reboot one of the Routing Engines in a system. You can reboot the primary Routing Engine with this command. To reboot all nodes at once, use the request system reboot command.


(at time | in minutes)

(Optional) Specify when the reboot is performed, either at a particular time, in hh:mm format, or in number of minutes.

(disk1 | disk2)

(Optional) Boot from the primary solid-state drive (SSD) (disk1) or the secondary SSD (disk2).

Default: disk1

message message

(Optional) Message to display to all users.

(re0 | re1)

Specify which Routing Engine to reboot. You can reboot the primary Routing Engine using this command.


(Optional) Network boot using PXE over port1.


(Optional) Boot from the USB device.

Additional Information

Starting in Junos OS Evolved 23.4R1, when rebooting a node with this command, the Layer 2 applications l2ald, l2ald-agent, l2cpd, and l2cpd-agent are initialized and started only if any of the following configuration hierarchy levels contain any configuration statements:

  • [edit interface interface-name unit number family ethernet-switching]

  • [edit vlans]

  • [edit routing-instance instance-name instance-type virtual-switch]

  • [edit routing-instance instance-name instance-type mac-vrf]

  • [edit protocols l2-learning]

Additionally, l2cpd, and l2cpd-agent are initialized and started if the [edit protocols lldp] hierarchy level contains any configuration statements.

As a result of this change, if your configuration already contains these configuration statements and you then delete all of the above configuration statements, these Layer 2 applications stop running.

Required Privilege Level


Sample Output

request node reboot re1

On the primary Routing Engine:

Release Information

Command introduced in Junos OS Evolved Release 18.3R1.