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cjenkins13
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Factory-Default and unable to get to GUI at 10.10.10.1

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I was trying to setup Activ-chasis and ran into issues.  Figured I'd start fresh, update the firmware, and then try again.  From the console ir did a factory-default and I'm unable to get into the GUI using 10.10.10.1, suggestions?

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jayh
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Re: Factory-Default and unable to get to GUI at 10.10.10.1

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cjenkins13 wrote:

jayh so I'm guessing factory-default is a deception.

Well, it really isn't factory-default, more like erase configuration.

OK, this should get you started:

enable

[you shouldn't need a password and should see a prompt something like switch#]

config t

username admin password password

enable password password

http ip server

[may be http server or ip http server depending on firmware revision if you get an error]

interface vlan 1

ip address 10.10.10.1 255.255.255.0

no shutdown

ctrl-Z

write memory

Now configure a laptop for 10.10.10.2 mask 255.255.255.0 and you should be able to access the GUI at http://10.10.10.1/ with username of admin and password of password.

You'll obviously want to remove all of the default stuff once you're in.

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jayh
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Re: Factory-Default and unable to get to GUI at 10.10.10.1

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On devices with a console port, there is an initial configuration file loaded at the factory containing the default passwords, the 10.10.10.1 address on the default ethernet, an initial MOTD banner, etc.

Erasing the configuration also erases these defaults. You'll need to configure at least one username/password and assign an address to the default VLAN 1 interface via the console in order to access the device via ethernet. You may also have to enable the HTTP server via the console if it isn't enabled by default.

Only the devices lacking console ports that use a reset button to default will restore "default" settings when clearing the configuration.

If you have a new unit of the same type that hasn't yet been configured at all, you can copy its configuration to a file and paste it in to the console, but in many cases it's easier to just start with a blank configuration and build what you want.

cjenkins13
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Re: Factory-Default and unable to get to GUI at 10.10.10.1

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jayh​ so I'm guessing factory-default is a deception. 

Since I haven't done much cli and CCNA stuff in several years, can you walk me through the steps in your second and 4th paragraph.  I do have 4 other 1638P's, however, they all have had their firmware upgraded in preparation for the move to setup activchassis.

Thank you in advance for your time and help.

jayh
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Re: Factory-Default and unable to get to GUI at 10.10.10.1

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cjenkins13 wrote:

jayh so I'm guessing factory-default is a deception.

Well, it really isn't factory-default, more like erase configuration.

OK, this should get you started:

enable

[you shouldn't need a password and should see a prompt something like switch#]

config t

username admin password password

enable password password

http ip server

[may be http server or ip http server depending on firmware revision if you get an error]

interface vlan 1

ip address 10.10.10.1 255.255.255.0

no shutdown

ctrl-Z

write memory

Now configure a laptop for 10.10.10.2 mask 255.255.255.0 and you should be able to access the GUI at http://10.10.10.1/ with username of admin and password of password.

You'll obviously want to remove all of the default stuff once you're in.

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cjenkins13
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Re: Factory-Default and unable to get to GUI at 10.10.10.1

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Thank you so much, this worked and allowed me to access the GUI.