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Sanitization procedures for Catalyst 4510

I am looking for sanitization procedures for a 4510 switch. I need to be able to clear any and all IP information or any data that may be stored on the system. I need something official, but since the contract is expired tech support can't talk to me. Anyone have anything?

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Sanitization procedures for Catalyst 4510

If you plan to get rid of your old equipment then you can't go wrong with the command "format bootflash:".

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Re: Sanitization procedures for Catalyst 4510

dir all-filesystems

...will show all of the filesystems on the device. You will normally (on a 4510) see running-config in system, startup-config in nvram and vlan.dat in cat_4000_flash. Those three files contain the bits you may be concerned about.

So from console:

write erase

write mem

del cat4000_flash:/vlan.dat

reload

Check again after the reload, running-config and startup-config should be factory default and vlan.dat should not contain your VLAN definitions.

This procedure is described further in the following document:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps607/products_tech_note09186a00800c4546.shtml#reset_switch

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