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Rebooting Devices in Security Director

You can reboot security devices from the Security Devices page. You can also reboot virtual chassis setups, dual Routing Engine (RE) setups, and cluster setups. However, you cannot reboot logical systems (LSYS) or tenant systems (TSYS) devices in Security Director.


You can only reboot devices for which the connection status is Up.

To reboot devices:

  1. Select Devices > Security Devices.

    The Security Devices page appears.

  2. Select the devices that you want to reboot. From the More or right-click menu, select Operations > Reboot Devices.

    The Reboot Devices page appears displaying the devices selected for rebooting

  3. Specify the parameters for rebooting devices according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.
  4. Click OK to reboot the devices.

    The Job Detail: Reboot Devices appears displaying the details of the job.

  5. Click OK to close the Job Details page.

    You are returned to the Security Devices page.


You can view the job results from the Job Management page. If some of the devices fail to reboot, you can use the Retry on Failed Devices action to retry rebooting the devices that failed to reboot. See Retrying a Failed Job on Devices in Security Director.

Table 1: Reboot Devices Settings



Power off device after reboot

Select this check box if you want the devices to be powered off after the reboot.


Enter a message that will be broadcast to users who are logged in to the devices being rebooted.


Specify whether the devices should be rebooted immediately or later. If you specify that the operation should be run later, you must specify a start date and time (in MM/DD/YYYY and HH:MM:SS 24-hour or AM/PM formats) for the reboot operation.