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request system zeroize



request system zeroize

Release Information

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 18.1 for EX and QFX Series switches.


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


none—Zeroize the Routing Engine in Junos OS in FIPS mode. You must confirm the request by typing yes to proceed. This command is restricted to Crypto Officers because the maintenance permission bit is one of the permission bits, along with secret and control, that distinguishes Crypto Officers from other FIPS users.

Required Privilege Level


List of Sample Output

request system zeroize (FIPS)

Output Fields

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

Sample Output

request system zeroize (FIPS)

crypto-officer@switch:fips> request system zeroize