The Reset Cisco command

Cisco Reset Command

Command Format: reset

Purpose: The reset command is used to erase the startup-configuration file and/or to completely reset the configuration of a Cisco device. The reset command returns the device to its default state.

Usage: The reset command can be used on a variety of Cisco devices, including switches, routers, and firewalls. It is typically used when a device is experiencing problems or when it is necessary to reset the configuration to a known state.

To use the reset command, follow these steps:

  1. Connect to the device using a console cable or Telnet.
  1. Enter the privileged EXEC mode.
  1. Type the "reset" command and press enter.
  1. You will be prompted to confirm the reset. Type "y" to confirm or "n" to cancel.
  1. The device will reset and restart.

Types of Resets:


reset Usage Examples

1. Resetting a Device to Factory Default Settings:

2. Resetting a Specific Feature or Protocol:

3. Resetting an Interface:

4. Resetting a Virtual Terminal (VTY) Line:

5. Resetting a Password:

6. Resetting a Configuration File: