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request system zeroize (Junos OS Evolved)



Use this command to remove all configuration information on the Routing Engines and reset all key values on the device where you run the command. If the device has two Routing Engines, the command is broadcast to both Routing Engines on the device.

This command removes all data files, including any 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, local authentication, IPSec, RADIUS, TACACS+, and SNMP.

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 CLI by typing cli at the prompt.


This command has no options.

Required Privilege Level


Sample Output

request system zeroize

Release Information

Command introduced in Junos OS Evolved Release 18.3R1.