Email Security: How to "Reinitialize Email Security (ES) Appliance to its Factory default Settings"
03/26/2020 932 12319
DESCRIPTION: Email Security: How to "Reinitialize Email Security (ES) Appliance to its Factory default Settings"
Question: How to Reinitialize ES Appliance to it's Factory default Settings?
This knowledgebase article explains, how to reinitialize ES appliance back to its factory default settings. This process will effectively clear out all of existing configurations and reset the IP address back to the default IP. There are two options available to do this:
Option 1: Reinitialize Appliance to Factory settings from within the web interface
Option 2: Reinitialize Appliance to Factory settings from the CLI (command line interface)
Step 1: logging into the UI Step 2: Navigate to the Manage | System setup | Server | Advanced page and scroll down to the section labeled: Reset Settings. Step 3: Go to "Reinitialize Appliance to Factory Settings" You may select the "Reinitialize Appliance" button to kick off the reset process of the ES Appliance.
This will set the ES Appliance back to its original factory settings and then reboot. The default IP address of the ES Appliance will return to 192.168.168.169.
From the CLI: Assuming that you have successfully logged into the ES appliance's CLI, you can issue the "reinitializetofactorysetings" command to initiate the reset to factory settings process.