Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

CISCO Switch -- factory reset ?

Posted on 2014-03-25
2
Medium Priority
?
7,408 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-10
I have three spare Cisco 3560G series 48 port POE switches that were taken out of the office we closed and the associated console cables.

Please provide articles/steps on how to reset to factory default since I don’t know the switch user/pass and want to reuse them.
0
Comment
Question by:finance_teacher
2 Comments
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
Norm Dickinson earned 1000 total points
ID: 39954284
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3560/hardware/quick/guide/3560gsg_08.html
Getting started guide.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3560/hardware/installation/guide/3560hig.pdf
Hardware installation guide.

To reset the switch, press and hold the Mode button. The switch LEDs begin blinking after about 3 seconds. Continue holding down the Mode button. The LEDs stop blinking after 7 more seconds, and then the switch reboots.

The switch now behaves like an unconfigured switch. You can enter the switch IP information by using Express Setup as described in the "Running Express Setup" section.
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:TunerML
TunerML earned 1000 total points
ID: 39954312
https://supportforums.cisco.com/discussion/11756896/cisco-switch-29603560-password-recovery-and-factory-default-mode-button

Has information on password recovery if you would like to try and save the configurations.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc. This document explains the different types of consol…
#Citrix #Netscaler #MSSQL #Load Balance
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
Suggested Courses

879 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question