Using the CLI

This command operates at any level except the Operator level.


erase startup-configuration

Deletes the startup-config file in flash so that the switch will reboot with its factory-default configuration.


The erase startup-config command does not clear passwords unless include-credentials has been set, at which time this command does erase username/password information and any other credentials stored in the config file. For more information, see the section on "Saving Security Credentials in a Config File" in the access security guide for your switch.