IDS 4215 reset to factory default

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Marshall Stacks, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    I'm looking for the way to reset an IDS 4215 to factory default.
    Or at least do a password recovery. These units are running v4.1 of
    the IDS OS. I'm not finding much on CCO, although the page titled
    "Password Recovery Procedure for the Cisco IDS Sensor..." has a
    section titled "Re-image IDS Applicance Running Version 4", but
    it talks about a Recovery CD. I don't see a CD drive in any pictures
    of the 4215 (I haven't seen one in the flesh- I'm using remotely).

    So I would appreciate any info as to how to get back to factory
    default or at least do a password recovery, assuming I am totally
    locked out of any accounts.

    Marshall Stacks, Dec 18, 2003
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  2. Marshall Stacks

    Rik Bain Guest

    I have never worked with a 4215, but the 4210 required the front panel to
    be removed (by a release latch on the unit's side) to see/use the CDROM.

    If you do not have the recovery CD, you can get one sent to you by
    entering a valid contract number for the unit @

    If you don't have a CD or contract for the unit, but are savvy with linux
    and GRUB, then boot into single user mode and reset the root password.

    Rik Bain, Dec 18, 2003
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