Always properly shut down the FortiWeb appliance’s operating system before turning off the power switch or unplugging it. This causes it to finish writing any buffered data, and to correctly spin down and park the hard disks.
Do not unplug or switch off the FortiWeb appliance without first halting the operating system. Failure to do so could cause data loss and hardware damage.
To power off the FortiWeb appliance
- Access the CLI or web UI. For details, see Connecting to the web UI or CLI.
- From the CLI console, enter the following command:
- For hardware appliances, press the power button if there is one. Power supplies and switches vary by hardware model. On some, you will press the power button. On others, you will flip the switch to either the off (O) or on (I) position. When power is connected and the hardware is started, the power indicator LEDs should light. For details, see the LED specifications in the QuickStart Guide for your model.
- Disconnect the power cable from the power supply.
Alternatively, if you are connected to the web UI, go to System > Status > Status, and in the Operation widget, click Shut Down.
You may be able to hear the appliance become more quiet when the appliance halts its hardware and operating system, indicating that power can be safely disconnected.
For FortiWeb-VM, in the hypervisor or VM manager, power off the virtual machine.