Short n quick: Reset Alteon AD3 load balancer to factory default.

Case: Old load balancer, unknown IP, no serial/console access

Don’t even try to get the serial port up – it’s impossible.

  • Connect a computer with crossover cable to one of the ports.
  • Check ARP requests with Wireshark
  • Telnet into IP
  • Enter “boot” (boot menu)
  • Enter “conf” (config block to use next boot)
  • Enter “factory” (in order to boot factory defaults)
  • Power off
  • Power on

Good Luck!


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