Reset Cisco UCS to Factory Default

How to factory reset Cisco UCS, Reset Admin/Manager Password, KVM or VMWare image.

Factory Reset Cisco UCS

Connect your device through console port and run the following commands.

UCS-A# connect local-mgmt
UCS-A(local-mgmt)# erase configuration
All UCS configurations will be erased and system will reboot. Are you sure? (yes/no): yes

Now the device will be rebooted in factory default mode.

Reset Cisco UCS to Factory Default

Reset UCS Manager/Admin Password

1. Connect your device through console port

2. Power cycle the fabric interconnect

3. Run any one of the following command in the console to load the boot loader
(You may need to enter multiple times while booting)

4. Boot the kernel firmware version on the fabric interconnect.

loader >
boot /installables/switch/kernel_firmware_version

loader >
boot /installables/switch/ucs-6100-k9-kickstart.4.1.3.N2.1.0.11.gbin

5. Enter config terminal mode.

Fabric(boot)# config terminal

6. Enter the following command to reset the admin password.

Fabric(boot)(config)# admin-password your-password

7. Now reboot the device.

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