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Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3 Reference Manual

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Updated: September 2015

scshutdown (1M)


scshutdown - shut down a cluster


scshutdown [-y] [-g grace-period] [message]


Note -  Oracle Solaris Cluster software includes an object-oriented command set. Although Oracle Solaris Cluster software still supports the original command set, Oracle Solaris Cluster procedural documentation uses only the object-oriented command set. For more information about the object-oriented command set, see the Intro(1CL) man page.

The scshutdown utility shuts down an entire cluster in an orderly fashion.

Before starting the shutdown, scshutdown sends a warning message, then a final message asking for confirmation.

Only run the scshutdown command from one node.

The scshutdown command performs the following actions when it shuts down a cluster:

  • Changes all functioning resource groups on the cluster to an offline state. If any transitions fail, scshutdown does not complete and displays an error message.

  • Unmounts all cluster file systems. If any unmounts fail, scshutdown does not complete and displays an error message.

  • Shuts down all active device services. If any transition of a device fails, scshutdown does not complete and displays an error message.

  • Runs /usr/sbin/init 0 on all nodes. See init (1M) for more information.

You can use this command only in the global zone.

You need solaris.cluster.system.admin RBAC authorization to use this command. See rbac (5) .


The following options are supported:

–g grace-period

Changes the number of seconds from the 60-second default to the time specified by grace-period.


Pre-answers the confirmation question so the command can be run without user intervention.


The following operands are supported:


Is a string that is issued after the standard warning message The system will be shut down in … is issued. If message contains more than one word, delimit it with single (') or double (") quotation marks. The warning message and the user-provided message are output when there are 7200, 3600, 1800, 1200, 600, 300, 120, 60, and 30 seconds remaining before scshutdown begins.


Example 1 Shutting Down a Cluster
phys-palindrome-1# scshutdown

Exit Status

The following exit values are returned:


The command completed successfully.


An error occurred. Error messages are displayed on the standard output.


See attributes (5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

Interface Stability

See Also

Intro(1CL), cluster(1CL), shutdown (1M) , init (1M) , attributes (5)