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request system zeroize



request system zeroize

Release Information

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 12.1 for EX Series switches.


Erase and replace with zeros all user-created data from Routing Engines.


none—Zeroize all Routing Engines. You must verify the request by typing yes to proceed. This command is restricted to Authorized Administrators (with login class security-admin permissions) because the maintenance permission bit is one of the permission bits, along with secret and control, that distinguishes Authorized Administrators from other FIPS users.

Required Privilege Level


List of Sample Output

request system zeroize

Output Fields

When you enter this command, you are provided feedback on the status of your request.

Sample Output

request system zeroize

authorized-administrator@switch:fips> request system zeroize

Note: The sample output might vary for EX2300 and EX3400 device.