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FWSM Password Recovery

I would like to reset the FWSM password while retaining all the configurations.

Please advise whether the steps below are correct

Router# hw-module module slot-number reset cf:1

Router# session slot slot-number processor 1

Log into Root.

root@localhost# clear passwd cf:partition_number

root@localhost# exit

hw-module module slot-number reset cf:partition-number

Please explain what does 'hw-module module slot-number reset cf:1'. Does it remove any of the configurations. Also how can I view all the partitions in FWSM.

Can I do the above on standby module while users are connected to active FWSM. Or does it need a downtime.

Regards

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Re: FWSM Password Recovery

Here is the procedure for password recovery

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/fwsm/fwsm32/configuration/guide/troubl_f.html#wp1049302.

'hw-module module slot-number reset cf:1' does not remove any config, It just reboot FWSM from maintenance partition which is cf:1.

I believe that you can do it on standby module without interrupting the traffic. But I never try it before. So for safety, I suggest to do it during the change window.

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