Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.1 Mainline

Password Recovery Procedures

Document ID: 6130

Updated: Jan 17, 2007



This page is an index of password recovery procedures for Cisco products. For security reasons, the password recovery procedures listed here require physical access to the equipment.

Note: Cisco has announced the end of sale for the Cisco LocalDirector. Refer to the LocalDirector 400 Series End-of-Life and End-of-Sale Notices and Product Bulletins for more information.



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Components Used

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Cisco 2600 Series Routers Cisco 3600 Series Routers Cisco 3700 Series Routers
Cisco 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 811, and 813 Series Routers Cisco 806, 826, 827, 828, 831, 836 and 837 Series Routers Cisco SOHO 76, 77, 78, 91, 96, and 97 Routers

Integrated Services Routers (ISR) Products

Cisco 1800 Series Routers Cisco 2800 Series Routers Cisco 3800 Series Routers
Cisco 2900 Series Routers Cisco 1900 Series Routers

High-End Routers

Cisco 12000 Series Routers Cisco uBR7100 Cisco 7200 Series Routers
Cisco 7000 Series Routers Cisco uBR7200 Cisco AGS
Cisco 7000 Series Route Switch Processor (RSP7000) Cisco uBR10000 Route Processor Module
Cisco 7100 Series Routers Cisco 7500 Series Routers Cisco XR 12000 Series Routers

LAN Switches

EtherSwitch/FastSwitch/FastHub Catalyst 2800 Series Switches Catalyst 4000/2980G/2948G Series Switches running Catalyst OS
Catalyst 1200 Series Switches Catalyst 2900-XL/3500-XL Series Switches Catalyst 4000/4500/4900 Switches running Cisco IOS
Catalyst 1600 Series Switches Catalyst 2901-2 Series Switches Catalyst 5500/5000/2926G/2926 Series Switches
Catalyst 1700 Series Switches Catalyst 2948G-L3/4908G-L3/4840G Series Switches Catalyst 6000 Series Switches Running Native IOS
Catalyst 1800 Series Switches Catalyst 2940, 2950/2955, 2960, 2970 Series Switches Catalyst 6500/6000 Series Switches running Catalyst OS
Catalyst 1900/2820 Series Switches Catalyst 3000/3100/3200 Series Switches Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series SSL Services Module in Native (IOS) Mode
Catalyst 2100 Series Switches Catalyst 3550, 3560, 3750 Series Switches Catalyst 8510-CSR Series Switch
Catalyst 2600 Series Switches Catalyst 2970 Switch Catalyst 2950 and Catalyst 2955 Switch
Catalyst 3550 Multilayer Switch Catalyst 3560 Switch Catalyst 3750 Switch
Catalyst 3900 Series Switches Catalyst 8540-CSR Series Switch Catalyst 6500 with Supervisor 720 Running Cisco IOS Software Prior to 12.2(17)SX

LAN Switch Modules

Catalyst 4232-L3 Router Module Catalyst 5500 RSM Catalyst 5500 Supervisor RSFC
Catalyst 6000 MSFC    

ATM Switches and Modules

Cisco LightStream 1010 ATM Switches Cisco LightStream 2020 Catalyst 8510-MSR Series Switch
Catalyst 8540-MSR Series Switch Catalyst 6500/6000 LANE Module Catalyst 2900XL ATM Module
Catalyst 5000 ATM LANE MPOA/LANE Module  

Access Products

Cisco 1000 Series Routers Cisco 3700 Series Routers Cisco AccessPro
Cisco 1020 Routers Cisco 4000 Series Routers Cisco MC3810 Access Concentrator
Cisco 1400 Series Routers Cisco 4500 Series Routers Cisco IGS
Cisco 1600 Series Routers Cisco 4700 Series Routers Cisco 600 Series CPEs
Cisco 1700 Series Routers Cisco STS-10x Access Servers Cisco 700 Series Routers
Cisco 2000 Series Routers Cisco AS5200 Universal Access Servers Cisco 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 811, and 813 Series Routers
Cisco 2500 Series Routers Cisco AS5300 Universal Access Servers Cisco 806, 826, 827, 828, 831, 836 and 837 Series Routers
Cisco 850 and 870 Series Routers
Cisco 2600 Series Routers Cisco AS5800 Universal Access Servers Cisco AS5350 and Cisco AS5400 Universal Gateway
Cisco uBR900 Router Cisco 3000 Series Routers
Cisco SOHO 76, 77, 78, 91, 96, and 97 Routers Cisco 3600 Series Routers Cisco 6000 Family Access Concentrators

Content Delivery Devices

Cisco 500 Series Cache Engine Cisco DistributedDirector 4700-M Cisco CSS 11000 and CSS 11500
Cisco 2050 Series Cache Engine Cisco DistributedDirector 2500 Series Cisco Content Router 4400
Cisco Content Engine Cisco LocalDirector CSS 11000 Secure Content Accelerator (SCA)
Cisco CSS 11000 Offline Diagnostic Module Offline Diagnostic Mode Password on the Cisco CSS 11000 and CSS 11800 Cisco Content Distribution Manager / Content Delivery Network
GSS GUI Version 1.0 Cisco CSS 115xx ODM Cisco LocalDirector Content Verification System (CVS LUI)
Cisco CSS 11000 and CSS 11500 Content Services Switch    

Application Oriented Networking

AON Node

AVVID Hardware and Applications

Cisco VG200 Analog Gateway Cisco VG248 Voice Gateway Unity Express GUI
Cisco ICS 7750 Unified Communications 520 (Same as Cicso 3700 Series Routers  


Cisco Secure IDS Cisco Secure ACS for NT ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance
PIX Firewall Cisco VPN 3000 No Service Password-Recovery
Cisco Secure ACS UNIX Cisco VPN 5000 Cisco Guard and Traffic Anomaly Detector
Cisco IOS Security Cisco FWSM  

Network Management Systems

Resource Manager Essentials (RME) Releases 2.x and 3.x CNS Configuration Registrar

Wireless LAN

Cisco Aironet Equipment (Access Point, Base Station, Client Adapter)

Network Analysis Module (NAM) Module

Cisco 7600 Series and Catalyst 6500 Series

Storage Networking Routers

Cisco SN 5420 MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Directors and Fabric Switches

Optical Products

Cisco ONS 15302 and ONS 15305

Related Information

Updated: Jan 17, 2007
Document ID: 6130