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Questions about managing switch

brian-fc
Occasional Visitor

Questions about managing switch

Hello, 

I recently took over in IT at our company. We need to access the control panel of a switch but the password is unknown. The switch model number is 2910al-48g. I am aware of the Clear button on the front but am wary about using it without asking a few questions first.

1) Will there be any noticable hiccup for anyone on our network? I don't want to kick anyone off anything they are doing.

2) Will this only clear passwords and nothing else? I want to keep all config and only remove passwords.

Thank you

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TerjeAFK
Respected Contributor

Re: Questions about managing switch

If you press the Clear button for a few seconds the username and password will be cleared. The rest of the config will be retained, and there is no traffic interruption.

brian-fc
Occasional Visitor

Re: Questions about managing switch

Thank you,

Does this clear the password for the web interface or just the console?

TerjeAFK
Respected Contributor

Re: Questions about managing switch

Both