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Brocade 4/12 Switch Password does not match

Frank Joachims
Occasional Contributor

Brocade 4/12 Switch Password does not match

We installed a renewed Brocade 4/12 Switch in our c3000 Blade. The default login (admin/password) does not match.
The default IP-Adress is 10.0.10.91 and not as described in the manual 10.77.77.77. Is there a way to reset the switch for default values???
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JKytsi
Honored Contributor

Re: Brocade 4/12 Switch Password does not match

press and hold the small reset button in the switch
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Frank Joachims
Occasional Contributor

Re: Brocade 4/12 Switch Password does not match

I've tried it. The switch reboots but the config is the same as before.
JKytsi
Honored Contributor

Re: Brocade 4/12 Switch Password does not match

connect from OA CLI

connect interconnect [baynumber]

try users

root
factory

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Frank Joachims
Occasional Contributor

Re: Brocade 4/12 Switch Password does not match

I've still no access. Is there no way to restore the default settings?
Prokopets
Respected Contributor

Re: Brocade 4/12 Switch Password does not match

Frank, i had such problem and found two ways
1) Send the switch to the service center
2) Hack it. :).

Open the switch and find the CF-flash there. Carefully unplug it from the switch's mainboard. Find somewhere computer with linux installed and with cf-reader. Plug the CF to the cf-reader, do full back-up of the CF (dd is good and simple idea), mount CF filesystem, find there /etc/passwd, edit it by hands (vi, joe, etc), umount filesystem, plug the CF to switch back and try to login.
But remember - it's a totally unsupported hack, and if anyone from hp asks you, never tell him that you did it ;). Good luck.
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cometcomputing
Occasional Visitor

Re: Brocade 4/12 Switch Password does not match

Thanks for this hack

 

The easiest way is to copy the /etc/passwd.default to the /etc/passwd file and the /etc/shadow.default to /etc/shadow