How to reset Palo Alto appliances to factory default

Power cycle your Palo Alto appliance and hit space bar to interrupt boot sequence and type *maint* within 5 second in order to boot appliance in maintaince mode

With *maint* mode we can

  1. Reset configuration to factory default
  2. Disk check – for disk related issues
  3. Disk imaging
  4. Log files
  5. Running configuration restore
  6. Management ip address
  7. Diagnostics

Select *maint* mode as shown in screen below

mode1

mode2

Click on continue to proceed

mode3

Select Factory default to reset PAN appliance

mode4

Select Factory reset option and press enter

mode5

After 10-15 minutes you can reboot the appliance with default initial configuration.

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