You can use the Shutdown method to restart or shutdown a node that has not yet been added to a cluster. To use this method, login in to the MIP for the pending node and enter the shutdown method with either the restart or halt options in the following table.


This method restarts all networking services on a node, causing temporary loss of networking connectivity.

This method has the following input parameter:

Name Description Type Default value Required
option Action to take for the node shutdown:
  • restart: Restarts the node.
  • halt: Performs full power-off of the node.
string None Yes
Note: You need to use port 443 to access the API service on an individual node. See the following HTTPS API request example, replacing <MIP> with the management IP address of the individual node, and <API version> with the version of Element software running on the node:
https://<MIP>:443/json-rpc/<API version>/?method=Shutdown&option=halt

Return values

This method has no return values.

Request example

Requests for this method are similar to the following example:

   "method": "Shutdown",
   "params": {
      "option": "restart"
   "id": 1

Response example

This method returns a response similar to the following example:

{ "id" : 1, 
  "result" : {}