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Zeroizing the System

 

To zeroize your switch:

Caution

Perform system zeroization with care. After the zeroization process is complete, no data is left on the Routing Engine. The switch is returned to the factory default state, without any configured users or configuration files.

  1. From the CLI, enter
  2. To initiate the zeroization process, type yes at the prompt:

    The entire operation can take considerable time depending on the size of the media, but all critical security parameters (CSPs) are removed within a few seconds. The physical environment must remain secure until the zeroization process is complete.