After upgrade from the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, the server refused to reboot.
I had to use IPMI to connect to the otherwise unresponsive server and reboot it forcefully.
I probably should have used
sync; reboot -f instead of just
reboot, but this was the very first time that the system failed to reboot due to a “dependency issue”.
Sometimes I Hate systemd