Cisco Catalyst 3900 Series Switches

Password Recovery Procedure for the Cisco Catalyst 3900

Document ID: 12041

Updated: Apr 10, 2006



This document describes how to recover a password on a Cisco Catalyst 3900.

Before You Begin


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caution Caution: A download of the main image is forced when you press SysReq for more than five seconds.

Step-by-Step Procedure

  1. Press SysReq on the switch (next to the Reset button).

  2. On the System Request menu, select Clear the System Password.

    This clears only the system password. All other configuration parameters are saved in nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM) and are retained.

Related Information

Updated: Apr 10, 2006
Document ID: 12041