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Michael Biglen

How-to Guide Wipe the config on LB6M and LB8 Quanta Switches

default, config reset Quanta LB6M and LB8

  1. Michael Biglen
    ver 1.1

    Wiping the config setting to get the Quanta Switches back to default is rather easy if you have experience with Putty, if not, it is still a fairly simple task.
    To start off get a computer with a serial port, weather it be a USB-Serial or a built in.
    -Open a terminal emulator of your choice. I used Putty.
    -Plug the console cable into the console port on the Quanta Switch and to your serial port.
    -In your term software select to connect to the serial port on which ever COM it is using. (Putty examples)
    -Once you click open you will see what looks like a blank command prompt.(see Putty examples)
    -During the boot up you have a chance to intrupt normal boot-up. The first one gives you access to the boot loader, there isn't much you can do in here except make a back-up of config files and change the default boot image.
    -The second time loads the switch OS and lets you into the utility menu.
    -Press 2 at the prompt in the Putty Examples.
    -The menu you get has several options, one is to "Erase Current Configuration"
    -This is handy in case you forgot your password, or break something you can't fix.
    -After you select that it erases the configuration with a user|pass of admin|blank
    -You can then use the reboot option to get into the switch setting as an admin.

    ver 1.1 changes - spelling fixes.


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