Safe Defaults Mode

When you set up your switch for the first time, you must connect to the console port to access the switch.

After logging in to the switch, you enter safe defaults mode. Although SNMP, Telnet, and switch ports are enabled by default, the script prompts you to confirm those settings. By answering N (No) to each question, you keep the default settings.

Would you like to disable Telnet? [y/N]: No
Would you like to disable SNMP [y/N]: No
Would you like unconfigured ports to be turned off by default [y/N]: No
Would you like to change the failsafe account username and password now? [y/N]: No
Would you like to permit failsafe account access via the management port? [y/N]: No

In addition, if you keep the default settings for SNMP and Telnet, the switch returns the following interactive script:

Since you have chosen less secure management methods, please remember to increase the security of your network by taking the following actions:
* change your admin password
* change your failsafe account username and password
* change your SNMP public and private strings
* consider using SNMPv3 to secure network management traffic

For more detailed information about safe defaults mode, see Using Safe Defaults Mode.