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New Arubian -- How to reset 3600 controller?

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  • 1.  New Arubian -- How to reset 3600 controller?

    Posted Dec 10, 2014 02:14 PM

    I have just inherited a pair of 3600 controllers that were stashed in a closet.  No one has any idea what the login credentials are.  I've searched and found a CLI command (write erase all) to reset to defaults, but AFAIK, I have to get past the login prompt to run that.  At least one of them appears to have been configured at some point, as the serial console shows a hostname, so I'm guessing default credentials are a no-go.  Is there a bigger hammer?

     

    Also, I don't know what licenses these may or may not have.  Pardon the cluelessness, but is there a retrieval mechanism by serial number, or are they gone for good?  Not a big deal, they may have only been demo units, or expired (if that's how it works), so I'm not expecting much.  Just hoping to have something to poke at while I wait for my schedled training day.

     

    Thanks everyone.


    #3600


  • 2.  RE: New Arubian -- How to reset 3600 controller?
    Best Answer

    Posted Dec 10, 2014 02:20 PM

    You can console in and reset the password.

     

    Connect to console

    Logon with username as password

    Password is forgetme!

     

    Then run the following

    enable

    enable

    config terminal

    mgmt-user admin root

    <new password>

    exit

    exit

     

     

     



  • 3.  RE: New Arubian -- How to reset 3600 controller?

    Posted Dec 10, 2014 02:22 PM

    Also, before running write erase all, get the licenses off (if there are any); or just run write erase (no all).

     

    show license verbose

    license export <name-of-file>

     

    TFTP file off of controller.



  • 4.  RE: New Arubian -- How to reset 3600 controller?

    Posted Dec 10, 2014 02:45 PM

    Works like a charm, thanks!



  • 5.  RE: New Arubian -- How to reset 3600 controller?

    Posted Sep 01, 2018 03:27 PM
    Moved to separate topic