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# Factory Reset
The OpenBMC API defines a factory reset interface, which is intended to be used
to restore the BMC to its original manufacturer settings. This interface is
defined generically; it is specifically and variously implemented throughout
OpenBMC services, which allows these services to be individually restored to
factory defaults as needed.
More reading for OpenBMC services [here](https://github.com/openbmc/phosphor-dbus-interfaces/blob/master/xyz/openbmc_project/Common/FactoryReset/README.md).
## Known Implementations (listed by D-Bus service)
The host software updater factory reset immediately clears persistence files
and any data stored in the read-write and preserved volumes created by the host