Password Recovery for Juniper EX Series Switches

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For the impatient:

  • Connect to the switche's console and power-cycle the switch
  • Hit [SPACE] immediately when this message appears
  Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or space bar for command prompt.
  Booting [kernel] in 1 second...
  • At the loader> prompte, type boot -s
  • At the next prompt, type recovery
  • At the next prompt, enter config mode by typing configure
  • Now, set root password to Cisco123 through the following command:
  set system root-authentication plain-text-password
  • Save changes by typing commit
  • Exit config mode and operational mode by issueing the exit command twice
  • Confirm reboot with y