How to Restore Factory Defaults on Dell EMC Force10 S4810, S4820T, Z9000, Z9500, S6000, S60, S55 and S5000 switches


How to Restore Factory Defaults on Dell EMC Force10 S4810, S4820T, Z9000, Z9500, S6000, S60, S55 and S5000 switches




Important Points to Remember

  • When you restore all the units in a stack, these units are placed in standalone mode.
  • When you restore a single unit in a stack, only that unit is placed in standalone mode. No other units in the stack are affected.
  • When you restore the units in standalone mode, the units remain in standalone mode after the restoration.
  • After the restore is complete, the units power cycle immediately.


Command to Restore Factory Default

Restoring factory defaults will delete the existing persistent settings (configuration, stacking, fanout, etc.) After restoration the unit(s) will be power cycled immediately. Proceed with CAUTION !

Command

Parameters

FTOS# restore factory-defaults stack-unit {0-5 | all} {bootvar | clear-all | nvram}

Restores and clears config, stacking, fanout, etc..
0-5 - indicates the switch number to be factory reset
all - indicates all switches to be factory reset
Bootvar - Reset Boot environment variables
Clear-all - Reset BootVar, NvRam and configurations
NvRam - Reset NvRam

Note: This command feature was introduced in firmware version 8.3.3.9. You will need to have 8.3.3.9 firmware or newer in order to have this command option available.

Examples

Example of resetting all stack units:
FTOS#restore factory-defaults stack-unit all nvram
**************************************************************
* Warning - Restoring factory defaults will delete the existing *
* startup-config and all persistent settings (stacking, fanout, etc.)*
* All the units in the stack will be split into standalone units. *
* After restoration the unit(s) will be powercycled immediately. *
* Proceed with caution !
***************************************************************
Proceed with factory settings? Confirm [yes/no]:yes
-- Restore status --
Unit Nvram Config
------------------------
0 Success Success
1 Success Success
2 Success Success
3 Not present
4 Not present
5 Not presentPower
Power-cycling the unit(s).

Example of resetting single switch

FTOS#restore factory-defaults stack-unit 1 nvram
*************************************************************
*Warning - Restoring factory defaults will delete the existing *
* persistent settings (stacking, fanout, etc.) *
* After restoration the unit(s) will be powercycled immediately. *
* Proceed with caution ! *
**************************************************************
Proceed with factory settings? Confirm [yes/no]:yes
-- Restore status --
Unit Nvram Config
------------------------
1 Success
Power-cycling the unit(s)
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Article ID: HOW10777

Last Date Modified: 11/16/2020 02:33 PM

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