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Shut down the services appliance


Shut down the services appliance to perform hardware maintenance.

Before you begin
About this task

To prevent service interruptions, shut down the services appliance during a scheduled maintenance window when periods of service disruption are normally expected.

  1. Shut down the appliance:

    Caution You must perform a controlled shut down of the appliance by entering the commands specified below. It is a best practice to perform a controlled shutdown when possible to avoid unnecessary alerts, ensure full logs are available, and avoid service disruptions.
    1. Log in to the grid node using PuTTY or another ssh client:

      1. Enter the following command: ssh admin@grid_node_IP

      2. Enter the password listed in the Passwords.txt file.

      3. Enter the following command to switch to root: su -

      4. Enter the password listed in the Passwords.txt file.

        When you are logged in as root, the prompt changes from $ to #.

    2. Shut down the services appliance:
      shutdown -h now

      This command might take up to 10 minutes to complete.

  2. Use one of the following methods to verify that the appliance is powered off:

    • Look at the power LED on the front of the appliance and confirm that it is off.

    • Check the Power Control page of the BMC interface to confirm the appliance is off.