Reloading Factory Defaults to a Cisco 3550 24 Port Switch.

Posted on 2007-08-10
Last Modified: 2009-04-15
I have a 3550 switch that I want to completely blow away so that we can donate it to a local school.
I would like to kill all configuration and the switch name.

What's the best way to accomplish this ?

Question by:Conchial
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    # erase start

    A reboot should verify that the startup config is gone.

    Author Comment

    The ID has not changed after followign that procedure.
    My prompt is returning with the custom name of the switch
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    by:Jan Springer
    When you do an 'erase start' does a 'sho start' provide the custom config or the default?
    LVL 32

    Assisted Solution

    Perform it in this order;

    write erase

    After the 'write erase' if the switch asks if it wants to save the configuration, say 'n' to it and let the device reboot.

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    Hello There,
    try this:
    1- erase startup-config
    2- reload
    3- say no when asked to save.


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