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request system zeroize


request system zeroize


Remove all configuration information on the Routing Engines hypervisor and reset all key values. The command removes all data files, including customized configuration and log files, by unlinking the files from their directories. The command removes all user-created files from the system including all plain-text passwords, secrets, and private keys for SSH, local encryption, and local authentication and IPsec.

This command reboots the device and sets it to the factory default configuration. After the reboot, you cannot access the device through the management Ethernet interface. Log in through the console as root and start the Junos OS CLI by typing cli at the prompt.

Required Privilege Level


Sample Output

request system zeroize

Release Information

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 12.2.