Load factory default configuration on the Juniper SRX210

Scenario

Your boss has given you the responsibility of sourcing all new Juniper equipment for the big network migration and you're pumped! You're able to find a bunch of used equipment at a great price from an auction website but run into a problem. The equipment arrives and the seller never reset the devices for you. Don't panic! In this tutorial, we'll show you how to load the factory default configuration on a Juniper SRX210.

What is a factory default configuration?

The factory default configuration refers to all the settings that the device is originally loaded with straight off the production line. This configuration is useful when you're starting from scratch, and don't want to preserve any previous settings.

Step 1

Enter configuration mode.

root@% cli
root> configure

Step 2

Load the factory default configuration.

root# load factory-default
warning: activating factory configuration

Step 3

Create a password and confirm it.

root# set system root-authentication plain-text-password 
New password:
Retype new password:

Step 4

Commit your changes and reboot your device.

root# commit
commit complete

root# exit 
Exiting configuration mode

root> request system reboot 
Reboot the system ? [yes,no] (no) yes

Note:

The default username is root and the default password is blank.

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