Dell 5224 Password Reset

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The documentation doesn't appear to give this up very easily: to reset to Factury Defaults, you'll need to restart the switch while having a serial console open, and hit CTRL-F (lots of times) until the boot completes, and it drops down to a boot-rom style prompt.

One of the options once you see that is "Reset to Factory Defaults?" select that and reboot.

At the login prompt the next time, you should get logged in using a username of "admin" with a password of "admin"

Good luck from there...

Here is my sequence to then add a management IP address to VLAN 1 - the default VLAN:

Console#sh ip interface
 IP address and netmask: 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 on VLAN 1,
 and address mode: DHCP.

Console#show vlan
VLAN Type    Name             Status    Ports/Channel groups
---- ------- ---------------- --------- ----------------------------------------
   1  Static      DefaultVlan    Active Eth1/ 1 Eth1/ 2 Eth1/ 3 Eth1/ 4 Eth1/ 5
                                        Eth1/ 6 Eth1/ 7 Eth1/ 8 Eth1/ 9 Eth1/10
                                        Eth1/11 Eth1/12 Eth1/13 Eth1/14 Eth1/15
                                        Eth1/16 Eth1/17 Eth1/18 Eth1/19 Eth1/20
                                        Eth1/21 Eth1/22 Eth1/23 Eth1/24
Console#
Console#configure
Console(config)#interface vlan 1
Console(config-if)#ip address 192.168.3.80 ?
  A.B.C.D  Netmask
Console(config-if)#ip address 192.168.3.80 255.255.255.0
Console(config-if)#?
Configure commands:
  end        Exit from configure mode
  exit       Exit from interface configure mode
  help       Description of the interactive help system
  interface  Into the privileged interface configuration mode
  ip         Internet protocol
  no         Negate a command or set its defaults
Console(config-if)#end

Console#copy running-config startup-config

Console#show ip interface
 IP address and netmask: 192.168.3.80 255.255.255.0 on VLAN 1,
 and address mode: User specified.
Console#
Console#ping 192.168.3.1
Type ESC to abort.
PING to 192.168.3.1, by 5 32-byte payload ICMP packets, timeout is 5 seconds
response time: 10 ms
response time: 10 ms
response time: 10 ms
response time: 10 ms
response time: 10 ms
Ping statistics for 192.168.3.1:
 5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received (100%), 0 packets lost (0%)
Approximate round trip times:
 Minimum = 10 ms, Maximum = 10 ms, Average = 10 ms
Console#