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request system reboot (SRX Series)



Reboot the software.


  • at time (Optional)— Specify the time at which to reboot the device. You can specify time in one of the following ways:

    • now— Reboot the device immediately. This is the default.

    • +minutes— Reboot the device in the number of minutes from now that you specify.

    • yymmddhhmm— Reboot the device at the absolute time on the date you specify. Enter the year, month, day, hour (in 24-hour format), and minute.

    • hh:mm— Reboot the device at the absolute time you specify, on the current day. Enter the time in 24-hour format, using a colon (:) to separate hours from minutes.

  • in minutes(Optional)— Specify the number of minutes from now to reboot the device. This option is a synonym for the at +minutes option

  • media type(Optional)— Specify the boot device to boot the device from:

    • disk/internal— Reboot from the internal media. This is the default.

    • usb— Reboot from the USB storage device.

    • compact flash— Reboot from the external CompactFlash card.


    The media command option is not available on vSRX Virtual Firewall.

  • message “text” (Optional)— Provide a message to display to all system users before the device reboots.

    Example: request system reboot at 5 in 50 media internal message stop

Required Privilege Level


Release Information

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 10.1.

Command hypervisor option introduced in Junos OS Release 15.1X49-D10 for vSRX Virtual Firewall.