Is there a way to factory-reset a Catalyst 3500 XL, without using commands? I.E.: Dip switches or reset button inside/outside the case? If not, I do not have the enable password and need to reset it and all VLAN's back to factory.
The VLAN database remains on the switch even if you delete the configuration file from privileged mode. This happens becuase it is stored on a sepate file. So to answer your question, you cant delete the vlan database without any commands.
What you can do, is do a password recovery and then delete the vlan database.
To do the password recovery follow this instructions: