catalyst 3500 reset to factory settings

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  1. ernst

    ernst Guest

    Hi everyone

    I`m new here and i`ve got a problem.
    Does anybody know how to reset a catalyst 3500 to factory-settings?

    I`ve tried to "erase startup-config" but it`s not reseted to factory-settings.

    Best regards
    ernst, Mar 8, 2005
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    John Smith Guest

    did you reboot it after you did this?
    John Smith, Mar 8, 2005
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    BradReeseCom Guest

    Hi Ernst,

    Enter the command:

    write erase


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    krycheq Guest

    Erasing the startup config is only half the work. You're going to need
    to go into the flash and delete the vlan.dat file as well if you truly
    want it at factory defaults. This file contains all the vtp domain and
    vlan info for the last network is was attached to.

    switch# delete flash:vlan.dat

    like that...

    krycheq, Mar 8, 2005
  5. ernst

    ernst Guest


    I`ve tried this, but it dosnt work.
    i can not find a vlan.dat in the flash.
    Does anybody know why? Or what else i can do?

    ernst, Mar 9, 2005
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    krycheq Guest

    So when you do a

    switch#dir flash:

    it does not display a file called vlan.dat?

    If that is the case, then simply issue a write erase and reboot. The
    switch should be defaulted after that.

    Can you tell us what leads you to believe that the switch isn't

    krycheq, Mar 11, 2005
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