Restoring the factory-default configuration

As part of your troubleshooting process, it may become necessary to return the switch configuration to the factory default settings. This process:

  • Momentarily interrupts the switch operation

  • Clears any passwords

  • Clears the console Event Log

  • Resets the network counters to zero

  • Performs a complete self test

  • Reboots the switch into its factory default configuration, including deleting an IP address

There are two methods for resetting to the factory-default configuration:

  • CLI

  • Clear/Reset button combination

Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends that you save your configuration to a TFTP server before resetting the switch to its factory-default configuration. You can also save your configuration via Xmodem to a directly connected PC.