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Return A Series and E Series Switches to Default – Wipe Configuration

If you ever need to start from scratch on either your HP e series procurve ( provision ) or the HP A series ( comware) by wiping the configuration and returning the settings to default then you can do so by issuing the commands below.

Erasing the E Series Configuration

Make sure you are in the Global configuration context and enter the command below

 

erase startup config

You will then get prompted to reboot, select. Y. If you want to reboot later then issue the command below.

reload
erase config of e series

erase config of e series

The switch is now at its default configuration

Erasing the A Series Configuration

To do this we again need to be in User configuration. Then issue the command below

reset saved-configuration

Again you will get prompted if you are sure. Select yes and reboot.
You can delay a reboot and then use the command below.

reboot

Tags: reset

Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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