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Catalyst Switch Password Reset

Lab Prerequisites:

  • You’ll need an active Console session with the switch you’re unable to access.
  • You’ll need to be physically located near the switch to perform this procedure.

Lab Objectives:

  • Boot the switch into SWITCH ROM by holding the MODE button down and plugging in the power to the switch.
  • Rename the configuration file in flash to a different name such as; config.old
  • Boot the switch and copy the contents of flash:config.old into the running configuration after you’ve obtained privilege level access.
  • Copy the updated configuration to NVRAM by syncing the running config with the start-up config.

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