[ScreenOS] In the "get system" output, what does 'Total Device Resets' mean?

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Summary:
'Total Device Resets' is an indication of the number of times the device has gone through the "asset recover" process.
Symptoms:
How can I tell if an Asset Recovery has been performed?
Solution:

The "Total Device Reset" means number of times Asset Recovery has been performed.

Example:

ns204-> get system
Product Name: NS204
Serial Number: 0029012002000161, Control Number: 00000000
Hardware Version: 0110(0)-(12), FPGA checksum: 00000000(1)
Software Version: 3.1.0r8.0, Type: Firewall+VPN
File Name: ns200.3.1.0r8.0, Checksum: e859ecc0

Date 10/02/2002 21:48:39, Daylight Saving Time enabled
The Network Time Protocol is Disabled
Up 0 hours 1 minutes 5 seconds Since 2 Oct 2002 21:47:34
Total Device Resets: 0, Last Device Reset at: 10/01/2002 12:15:30

Indicates Asset Recovery has never been performed.


ns204-> get system
Product Name: NS204
Serial Number: 0029012002000161, Control Number: 00000000
Hardware Version: 0110(0)-(12), FPGA checksum: 00000000(1)
Software Version: 3.1.0r8.0, Type: Firewall+VPN
File Name: ns200.3.1.0r8.0, Checksum: e859ecc0

Date 10/02/2002 23:33:33, Daylight Saving Time enabled
The Network Time Protocol is Disabled
Up 0 hours 0 minutes 35 seconds Since 2 Oct 2002 23:32:58
Total Device Resets: 3, Last Device Reset at: 10/02/2002 23:32:24

Indicates Asset Recovery has been performed three times.
Modification History:
2019-09-08: Article reviewed for accuracy.  No changes.
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