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Restore Factory default of the IDS 4230

How can I restore the factory default setting of the IDS 4230 from CLI ?

I need a CLI command to clear all the configuration of the IDS and return back to the original default setting ( default ip add. , original password ) ?

looking for a CLI command like clear start-up configuration in cisco router ?


Mohamed Abdallah

Cisco Employee

Re: Restore Factory default of the IDS 4230

There is no command like this. The IDS-4230 is basically a cut-down Solaris box, so when it ships it doesn't have any IP address, etc. The configuration is stored in a number of different files in the /usr/nr/etc directory, although the main one is the packetd.conf file. There's no real way to restore it to factory defaults though.

If you really want to restore everything and wipe out your config, and signature and service pack updates back to the beginning, then put the 3.0 Recovery/Install CD into the CDROM and reboot the sensor, this will completely re-write the OS back to it's original configuration. If you don't havea copy of this CD, and you have a software contract with Cisco, you can go to, type in your contract number and if it comes up with a product IDS-SW-UPE then order it and that'll get you right back to a factory shipped sensor.

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Re: Restore Factory default of the IDS 4230

How do you mount the cdrom on a 4210?