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Factory Default Configuration Overview

The default factory configuration contains the basic device configuration settings. This first configuration of the device is loaded automatically the first time you install the device and power it on.

Restore the Default Factory Configuration

If for any reason the current active configuration fails, you can restore the default factory configuration. The default factory configuration contains the basic configuration settings and is sometimes referred to as the rescue configuration. This is the first configuration of the device and is loaded the first time you install the device and power it on.

The load factory default command is a standard configuration command. This configuration command replaces the current active configuration with the default factory configuration.

To restore the switch to the default factory configuration:

  1. Make sure you are in configuration mode.
  2. Enter the following commands at the CLI:
    Note:

    This process clears prior committed configuration parameters, except for those that preserve a Virtual Chassis configuration. A Virtual Chassis is a group of devices configured to work together as if they were a single device. You can use the load factory-default command to restore the factory default configuration on a Virtual Chassis without removing anything needed to keep the Virtual Chassis working.