sync ; shutdown -h now is the standard method for powering off a Linux server. For a switch, the standard way is to unplug the cable directly without running the
shutdown command. Which way should I follow for a Cumulus Linux switch?
- Cumulus Linux 2.5.x
The recommended way to shut down Cumulus Linux is to run the following:
cumulus@switch$ sudo shutdown -h now
Then unplug the switch once the shutdown is complete. A
sync is performed by
/etc/init.d/sendsigs during the normal shutdown process.