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quick changing of configs in Cisco devices

By boop_a_doop ·
I have a small network of Cisco devices, routers, switches, PIX etc.

I want to use it in a test lab, have people try out dif't configs,
equipment then at the end of the day, purge all the configs and go
back to a known config. How does one do this, software or
freeware? I would ultimately want a hardware "switch" that I can
flip to delete all the test configs and go back to a known state.

Thanks

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by Bobsta In reply to quick changing of configs ...

Do yourself a favour and download Cisco Configmaker from Cisco.
Backup your known state, reset Cisco devices and go wild, then just restore to known state with Cisco Configmaker.

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by mshavrov In reply to quick changing of configs ...

What I did with my lab - I built "default" config, saved it as a file to the "bootflash:".

copy run bootflash:config.cfg

When I need to reset device to default config, I do a coulpe commands:

write erase
copy bootflash:config.cfg startup-config
reload

Your router will boot up with default config.

Only thing is - your users may delete this file.

You may also store your configs on the TFTP server, and do the same things to download default config to the router from the network.

Good luck,

Mike
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