How to gracefully shutdown/reboot Cisco FTD

Incase if you are to shutdown/reboot the Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) appliance, there are few additional steps to be done. Below is the list of steps.

  • SSH directly into the FTD appliance.
  • Issue the connect fxos command to access the FXOS CLI.
  • Enter Chassis mode using scope chassis 1.
  • To reboot the device, issue the command reboot | to shutdown the device, issue the command reboot

After that you can simply exit the FXOS mode and issue shutdown or reboot commands.

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