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EdgeSwitch XP - How to Reset to Factory Defaults

Overview

Readers will learn how to reset an EdgeSwitch XP (ES-XP) to the factory default settings.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
  • Applicable to the EdgeSwitch XP models (ES-5XP / ES-8XP / ES-16XP).

Using the Reset Button

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The EdgeSwitch XP can be reset to factory defaults by holding the reset button while the device is running.

To perform a runtime reset, follow the steps below:

1. Plug in the power cable.

2. Wait until the device has fully booted.

3. Press and hold the reset button for around ~10 seconds until the amber (right) LED of the MGMT port starts blinking.

4. The amber (right) LED of the MGMT port will blink 4 times, indicating that the device is being reset.

5. Wait for the reset process to complete, during which the EdgeSwitch XP will automatically reboot. 

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Connecting an Ethernet cable from the management port on the EdgeSwitch XP to a Workstation.

6. Connect an Ethernet cable from the management (MGMT) port of the EdgeSwitch XP directly to your computer. 

7. Assign a static IP address to your computer's network interface, for example 192.168.1.10/24.

8. Access the device by navigating to the https://192.168.1.20 address using a Web browser.

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