20. Reboot

Clicking the Reboot entry in the tree shows the warning message in Figure 20.1. The browser screen color changes to red to indicate that this option will negatively impact current users of the FreeNAS® system.


Fig. 20.1 Reboot Warning Message

If a scrub or resilver is in progress when a reboot is requested, an additional warning will ask you to make sure that you wish to proceed. In this case, it is recommended to Cancel the reboot request and to periodically run zpool status from Shell until it is verified that the scrub or resilver process is complete. Once complete, the reboot request can be re-issued.

Click the Cancel button to cancel the reboot request. Otherwise, click the Reboot button to reboot the system. Rebooting the system disconnects all clients, including the web administration GUI. The URL in the web browser changes to add /system/reboot/ to the end of the IP address. Wait a few minutes for the system to boot, then use your browser’s “back” button to return to the FreeNAS® system’s IP address. If all went well, the GUI login screen will appear. If the login screen does not appear, physical access to the FreeNAS® system’s monitor and keyboard is needed to determine what problem is preventing the system from resuming normal operation.