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Is the Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series SI configured as a flat or layer-2 switch in its factory state?

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Hello.

I have a Cisco Catalyst 2960-S series SI switch with an unknown existing configuration.  I would like to reset it back to factory settings and erase the vlan database file.  

My hope is that I can get it running as a simple switch for a flat network with no VLANS.  The features that I care about are its 48 1GB ports and the POE support.

So I am just wondering what it's default state would be coming out of a factory reset?  Will it be (effectively) a layer 2 device that wont bunk anything on the existing network?  Do I still need to switch it from VTP Server to Client mode?  

I am unfamiliar with this network, and I don't want it monkeying any existing VLANs/network configs, which there shouldn't be.  But just in case.  I have inherited this network.
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Thanks for the tips.  

I fairly certain this network is flat (also I have been told as much), but I am always skeptical of things I don't have first hand knowledge of.  So I will err on the side of caution with regards to VTP.  The switches it will be uplinking to are all old and cheap Netgears, which are layer 2.  There is one other Cisco, with a few things going into it, and that is all I am worried about.  I am not going to start any of this until I got Spiceworks up and running and it can give me a better idea of whats what and actually on the network.  LOL, nothing is labeled at all, so its going to take a while to trace and untangle things.

Have a good weekend :-)
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