To reboot and shut down a NIOS appliance, you can use Grid Manager or the Infoblox CLI. To reset a NIOS appliance, you must use the Infoblox CLI. You can also restart a Grid member or restart a GUI session through Grid Manager. You can also force an HA failover using the GUI.
You can restart a single Grid memb
To restart a single Grid member:
You can reboot a single NIOS appliance, a single node in an HA pair, or both nodes in an HA pair. To reboot a single NIOS appliance or one or both nodes in an HA pair:
To reboot a single NIOS appliance using the CLI:
Under normal circumstances, you do not need to turn off or shut down a NIOS appliance. It is designed to operate continuously. However, if you want to turn off a NIOS appliance, use the GUI or the CLI to shut down the appliance, instead of just turning off the power switch.
If there is a disruption in power when the NIOS appliance is operating, the NIOS appliance automatically reboots itself when power is restored.
To shut down a NIOS appliance:
To shut down a NIOS appliance using the CLI:
If you want to change which node in an HA pair is active and which is passive, you can force a failover to occur. Within five seconds after initiating a failover, the previously passive node becomes active and assumes ownership of the VIP address. Note that a forced failover causes a temporary service disruption. To proceed with the forced failover, click OK. The appliance logs this task in the audit log.
To restart a single Grid member:
From the Grid tab, select the Grid Manager tab -> Members tab -> Grid_member check box.
The Grid member that you select must be an HA pair.
You can restart a GUI session through Grid Manager. When you restart GUI on a specific member, the appliance logs off all other GUI sessions that are currently running even though they are opened in different browsers or another system. The appliance logs this task in the audit log.
To restart GUI sessions on a Grid member:
There are three ways to reset a NIOS appliance:
Resetting the Database
You can reset the database if you lose the administrator account and password or if you want to clear the database but preserve the log files to diagnose a problem. This function removes the configuration files, and the DNS and DHCP data from the appliance database. During this procedure, you are given the option to preserve the network settings of the appliance, which are the IP address and subnet mask, the IP address of the gateway, the host name, and the remote access setting.
To reset the database:
The following network settings can be restored after reset: IP Address: 10.1.1.10
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Host Name: ns1.corpxyz.com Remote Console Access: true
The entire database will be erased.
Do you wish to preserve basic network settings? (y or n)
You can reset a NIOS appliance to its original factory settings. This removes the database, network settings, logs, and configuration files. Then, it reboots with its factory settings, which are the default user name and password, and default network settings. When you perform this procedure, the appliance does not give you the option to preserve your network settings.
If you have previously imported HTTPS certificates, the appliance regenerates the certificates and replaces them.
To reset the NIOS appliance to its factory settings:
You can also reset a NIOS appliance to its original factory settings and remove all the licenses installed on the appliance. This removes the database, network settings, logs, configuration files, and licenses. The appliance then reboots with its factory settings, which are the default user name and password, and default network settings.
If you have previously imported HTTPS certificates, the NIOS appliance regenerates the certificates and replaces them.
To reset the NIOS appliance to its factory settings and remove all its licenses:
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