This document describes how to recover a password on a Cisco ONS 15302
and ONS 15305.
Several password recovery procedures are described below. Please use
the procedure applicable to the particular software version you are running.
Some of the procedures below require the use of a tool to help you recover the
There are no specific requirements for this document.
For more information on document conventions, refer to
Cisco Technical Tips
Follow these instructions to recover a password on the ONS 15302
Release R1.0 ICS04:
Before you begin, make sure that you either have physical access to
the ONS 15302T, or that you know the Telnet password.
Type 'helene' when prompted for the ONSCLI
Note: No configuration will be lost and this does not interfere with
Follow these instructions to recover a password on the ONS 15305
Release R1.0 ICS04 or Release R1.0 ICS0x:
Note: The password for ONS 15305 is generated based on the serial number of
the main card. This ten-digit serial number can be read from CEC or ONSCLI
Download and use the following Password Recovery Tool:
If this is not possible because the password has already been lost,
please contact Cisco Technical Support for further assistance.