Care must be taken when performing a factory reset on an appliance, as this operation deletes all data and audit history, returning it to its original state and version when it first shipped from the factory.
Performing a factory reset on a clustered appliance will not automatically remove the appliance from a cluster. The recommended best practice is to unjoin an appliance from the cluster before performing a factory reset on the appliance. After the unjoin and factory reset, the appliance must be configured again.
The steps to perform a factory reset from the recovery kiosk are as follows:
9. Once the factory reset is completed the appliance will need to be reconfigured
NOTE: Performing a factory reset will reset the BMC/IPMI interface aswell including the IP address.