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Shutting down

Always shut down the FortiGate operating system properly before turning off the power switch to avoid potentially catastrophic hardware problems.

To power off the FortiGate unit - web-based manager:
  1. Go to Dashboard.
  2. In the System Resources widget, select Shutdown.
To power off the FortiGate unit – CLI:

execute shutdown

 

Once this has been done, you can safely turn off the power switch or disconnect the power cables from the power supply.