The Local Manager can restore the configuration of a Cisco router or switch that it cannot access because of an authentication or an improperly pushed configuration file. Configuration recovery can recover a password by restoring a previously stored password, along with that configuration.
This feature is available for Cisco routers running IOS and Cisco switches running CatOS.
The following conditions must be met before the Local Manager can force the configuration recovery:
The configuration recovery consists of replacing the startup-config on the device with a startup-config stored on the Local Manager.
[admin@UplogixLM (port1/4)]# recover configuration This process can take about 5 minutes. Attempting to revert startup configuration to current from 10 Jun 21:57 Powering off outlet(s) [1, 2] DSR was active. CTS was active. CTS is still active. Powering on outlet(s) [1, 2] Serial link is active. Attempting to break into ROMmon mode. Break into ROMmon successful. Reading post Image decompressing Image decompressed Post complete. recoverPassword on port1/4 succeeded