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

An additional warning message appears when a restart is attempted on a system with a scrub or resilver in progress. 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 reissued.

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 the back button in the browser to return to the IP address of the FreeNAS® system. The GUI login screen appears after a successful reboot. If the login screen does not appear, using a monitor and keyboard to physically access the FreeNAS® system is required to determine the problem that is preventing the system from resuming normal operation.