Noob question, how to cleanly reboot Proxmox host and all of its VMs?


New Member
May 26, 2022
Sorry for the dumb question, but I haven't been able to find an answer for this on google. If I want to reboot my Proxmox host machine, is there a way to do it that will cleanly shut down all of the guest VMs before shutting down the host, or do I have to shut them down manually? What happens if I type "sudo reboot now"?


Famous Member
Jun 30, 2020
What happens if I type "sudo reboot now"?
Then PVE will first try to shutdown all guests in reverse order they got started and wait until all guests have been gracefully shutdown (and if they get stuck they will be forcefuly stopped after 3 or 5 minutes) before it will reboot itself.


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