Factory reset of a Brocade SAN switch

Ever wondered which is the easiest way?

Using the “configDefault –all” does not clear everything, for example it doesn’t clear: system name, zoning, etc.

Setting the switch to AG mode (Access Gateway) – will clear more things as it basically dumbs down the switch, it does not remove the licenses, IP and password.

ag --modeenable
ag --modedisable

The ‘ag –modedisable’ (puts switch back in normal switch mode) command sets the default zones access to No Access, so if you want to merge this switch into a fabric you’ll most likely need to change that and disable/enable the E_Ports.

Quite often there are some good tips on the Brocade’s community forum.


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