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Cisco IDS 3.0 (5) Password Recovery

I have hardware cisco ids 3.0(5) installed in catalyst switch 6509. I dont know the password, and request help in recovering the same.


Re: Cisco IDS 3.0 (5) Password Recovery

Not 100% sure for the IDSM, but for the IDS this is what you do:

Hope it helps.


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Re: Cisco IDS 3.0 (5) Password Recovery

The doc u have refered is for Solaris-based Cisco Secure IDS Sensor . I have a ctalyst switch with cisco hardware ids physically installed and the only way i can get into it is via telnet/sessioning.

I am new to cisco and would appreciate an ealborate reply if any.

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Re: Cisco IDS 3.0 (5) Password Recovery

If you have only lost your password for the Application Partition then the recovery method is to boot into the Maintenance Partition and reload/re-image the Application Partition. This will re-image the harddrive and set the password back to the default. You then need to go back through intitial configuration and upgrades to get back to 3.0(5)Sx, and then push your configuration from the management box.

Refer to the User Guide on how to reload the Application Partition.

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