This document describes how to reset a password on an AON node, which includes the AON-SM, AON-NM, and AON Appliances.
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Complete these steps to reset the password:
Note: Connect to the AON node through the terminal server if you use an AON-Appliance or AON-NM. Connect through CatOS or IOS if you use AON-SM.
Issue the reload command to reload AON.
Press ENTER when this message appears:
AON boot: Hit RETURN to set boot flags
The AON boot - enter bootflags message appears.
Type 0x2000, and press ENTER.
The AON prompt appears, without prompting you for a password.
Type config term to enter the Configuration mode.
Issue the login password command to enter a new password. For example: AON-NODE(config)> login password unencrypted cisco
Press CTRL-Z to save the configuration.
Issue the write memory command
Issue the reload command again to reload the AON node in order to enable security.
Welcome to Cisco AON Engine (Version: 22.214.171.124) Sat Jan 21 22:00:18 EST 2006 AON boot: hit RETURN to set boot flags: 0007 Available boot flags (enter the sum of the desired flags): 0x0000 - exit this menu and continue booting normally 0x2000 - disable login security [AON boot - enter bootflags (type '-' to exit)]: 0x2000 . . . !--- You enter the AON prompt without a password. !--- Go into Configuration mode. AON-NODE> configure terminal !--- Use the login password command to set your password. AON-NODE(config)> login password unencrypted cisco
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