Sometimes it’s required to reset a controller, this can be done from the cli.
First login to the controller you wish to reset
→ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org Avi Cloud Controller Avi Networks software, Copyright (C) 2013-2017 by Avi Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Version: 18.2.2 Date: 2019-03-06 09:07:37 UTC Build: 9224 Management: 192.168.128.8/24 UP Gateway: 192.168.128.1 UP email@example.com's password: The copyrights to certain works contained in this software are owned by other third parties and used and distributed under license. Certain components of this software are licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.0 or the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) Version 2.1. A copy of each such license is available at http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.php and http://www.opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.php admin@192-168-128-8:~$
After that you need to switch to the AVI Shell and there you can issue the ‘reboot clean’ command. Credentials for the AVI Shell are the same as for the SSH Login.
admin@192-168-128-8:~$ shell Login: admin Password: [admin:192-168-128-8]: > reboot clean This will erase the entire configuration and reboot the cluster Would you like to proceed? (yes/no): yes This may take 2-3 minutes to complete. Please wait... Lost connectivity to the controller -- Retrying to connect Re-established connectivity -- Please retry the command Broadcast message from root@192-168-128-8 (somewhere) (Fri Mar 8 16:46:51 2019) Rebooting this VM because of the cluster event 'clean reboot'