Reboot the server via “hard” reboot.


The ‘‘‘rebootHard’’’ method reboots the server by issuing a cycle command to the server’s remote management card. A hard reboot is equivalent to pressing the ‘‘Reset’’ button on a server - it is issued immediately and will not allow processes to shut down prior to the reboot. Completing a hard reboot may initiate system disk checks upon server reboot, causing the boot up to take longer than normally expected.

Remote management commands are unable to be executed if a reboot has been issued successfully within the last 20 minutes to avoid server failure. Remote management commands include:

rebootSoft rebootHard powerOn powerOff powerCycle


Name Type Description

Required Headers

  • authenticate
  • SoftLayer_Hardware_RouterInitParameters

Return Values

  • boolean

Error Handling

  • SoftLayer_Exception

“Method has not been implemented for this object type.”