Power off a server

  • Privileges: Infrastructure administrator, Server administrator, or Server firmware operator.
  • The enclosure or rack manager, and the hardware are successfully added and are managed by the HPE OneView appliance.

  1. From the main menu, select Server Hardware.

    To run this action on more than one object, use the Shift or Ctrl keys to select multiple objects in the master pane. For more information, see Performing an action on multiple resources.

  2. In the master pane, select the server that you want to power off.

    On an HPE Superdome Flex Server or HPE Integrity Superdome X server, you can power off the discovered chassis or blade only if it is part of a partition.

  3. Select Actions > Power off.
  4. In the Power off dialog box, do one of the following:
    • Click Momentary press to perform a normal (soft) power off, where the device is shut down in an orderly sequence.

    • Click Press and hold to perform an immediate (hard) shutdown.


      Powering off with Press and hold risks corrupting server information. This could include environment variables, serial number, and product number.


    The server profile can be configured to update from the server profile template when the server is powered off. You can also defer the update by clearing the Update from template after power is off option. However, server profile configurations are not supported for rack manager servers.

  5. To verify that the activity is successful, check the activity for a green status in the Notifications area.

    If the activity is not successful, follow the instructions in the proposed resolution.


Powering off a server can take several minutes. A confirmation message is displayed once the server is powered off.