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How can I restore out of box configuration on Cisco device?

Hello,

The new Cisco devices (routers and switches) are coming with some default (out of box) configuration, but not without configuration, not with blank configuration.

I realized that there is some command that can restore thе default configuration. But I can't find it.

What is this command? Anyone does it know?

Thanks in advance!

Best Regards,

Tsvety

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How can I restore out of box configuration on Cisco device?

Go into enable mode and type

write erase

yes to all the prompts

then type reload

Should do it

Mike

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How can I restore out of box configuration on Cisco device?

I don't know to have a blank configuration after that.

I want to restore the configuration as it was when the device is new, when the device is coming from Cisco. For example with access class 23 and so on...

How can I restore out of box configuration on Cisco device?

Did you try the command?

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How can I restore out of box configuration on Cisco device?

Mike's suggestion was correct. I would only add that one needs to erase vlan.dat if you have a switch that was used elsewhere. Cisco procedure linked here (for switches) and here (for routers).

Even a brand new factory-fresh box will have SOME configuration bits on it. A skeleton configuration - the default VLAN 1, empty interface definitions, etc. will always be there. The only way to remove everything would be to erase flash altogether forcing one to boot in rommon (not very useful).

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