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Registered: ‎05-29-2009

Clearing configuration files

Hello,

     We had decommisioned a SilkWorm 3850 Fibre Channel Switch and it appears the unit was not using our standard password.  Before we can sell the unit we need to clear all of the configuration information.

How do you go about reseting the passwords and deleting all of the configuration data?

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Re: Clearing configuration files

FOS Password or Boot Password ?

TechHelp24
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Re: Clearing configuration files

Actually after looking for the correct terminal configuration I found a document that detailed the password recovery process.

So the only thing I still need is how to wipe all of the configuration information on the switch.

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Re: Clearing configuration files

sclausen,

before your use thsi command at your RISK! save all the license, must be added again after the switch is resetted, with the command licenseadd

the command is

"configremoveall"

TechHelp24
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Re: Clearing configuration files

The configremoveall command is not available for me. "rbash: configremoveall: command not found"

And the configDefault command only resets some of the system configuration values.

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Re: Clearing configuration files

sclausen,

your must be logged as root and not as admin.

Please try again, and let me know.

TechHelp24
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Re: Clearing configuration files

The command worked. But it did not remove all of the info.

The chassis info is still there, but I guess it will have to do.

Thanks for your help with this.

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Re: Clearing configuration files

The chassis name is not a part of the config. Your must this change manually with the command "chassisname"

This is the reason that the command configremoveall dont reset it.

TechHelp24
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Re: Clearing configuration files

So there is no 1 command to restore the entire device back to its original factory settings.

ie: 1 command to make it as if I had just purchased the device at the store.

If that is the case then maybe a drill bit would be the best way to dispose of it.

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