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germaine.hudson
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Catalyst 3850 password recovery

I think I may have fat fingered the username/password when setting up my Catalyst 3850. I found password recovery instructions. However when I type the command "SWITCH_DISABLE_PASSWORD_RECOVERY=0" I get an error saying that it's read only. Can someone assist in the password recovery, or even just factory reset?

 

edit: there is a little pinhole reset button on the back. Will that take it back to out of the box settings?

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Manoj Reddy
Beginner

 Hi, I think it's a new switch and you have saved the config, but using wr or copy running-config to startup-config

 

If the config file is saved the switch will never allow to you login until you entered the correct password, do the factory reset option, or SWITCH_DISABLE_PASSWORD_RECOVERY=1 try with this as well, and let me know the update

inderdeeps
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mohsiala
Cisco Employee

you will need to factory reset the 3850. 

link for the same:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/switches/catalyst-3850-series-switches/117552-technote-cat3850-00.html#anc20

 

 

 


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