How to power down a WatchGuard Firebox II

Posted on 2009-02-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I have a WatchGuard Firebox II running WatchGuard Control Center v6.20 - but I can't find anywhere to gracefully power the unit off. There is a Reboot option in the Policy Manager, but is there anywhere to just shut it down?
Question by:alec1836
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    Expert Comment

    Watchguard software does not have any option to power down the unit; you can only restart the box.

    Any reasons you wish to power the unit down gracefully; you might just want to power down the unit manually rather.

    Thank you.

    Author Comment

    I wondered if that was the case. We are having our electricity shut off temporarily soon, I assume there is a power switch on the back of the device, unfortunately I can't easily access it if there is. How risky is just cutting the power?

    PS. Thanks for the prompt response!
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    Accepted Solution

    Firebox runs a hardened linux kernel; it is pretty robust; and the risk is minimal if we cut the power.

    Thank you.

    Author Closing Comment

    Excellent - thanks!

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