Monday, November 03, 2014

Resetting DELL Force10 to factory defaults

In OS 9.5, DELL introduced a new command to reset the switch to factory default mode. The command is Dell# restore factory-defaults stack-unit all clear-all It does the following:

  • Deletes the startup configuration
  • Clears the NOVRAM and Boot variables, depending on the arguments passed
  • Enables BMP
  • Resets the user ports to their default native modes (ie., non-stacking, no 40G to 4x10G breakouts, etc.)
  • Removes all CLI users Then, the command reloads the switch in a similar state to a brand new device Restore does not change the current OS images and partition from which the switch will boot up. Likewise, restore does not delete any of the files you store in the SD (except startup-config)

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