Device zeroization lets you remove all user files from flash storage, including solid-state drives (SSDs). User files cannot be retrieved after the zeroization is complete.

Zeroization can occur in both ArubaOS-CX and Service OS. This section covers zeroization and ArubaOS-CX. For information about zeroization and Support OS, see erase zeroize .

Zeroization preserves the primary and secondary software images on the SSD. Zeroization also preserves manufacturing information.

The sensitive user files stored on an SSD or SPI flash/EEPROM storage or both include:
  • Switch configurations.

  • System generated private keys.

  • User installed private keys.

  • Admin/operator password files.