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HP StorageWorks Brocade Switch root password change

 
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Brian Proteau
Frequent Advisor

HP StorageWorks Brocade Switch root password change

We had someoneone leave and I am wanting to change all the root and admin passwords on our Fiber switches.

(1) Do I just login as root and use the passwd command?

(2) Are there consequences to changing the root password? Just making sure I don't cause any issues before I change everything.
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Stephen Kebbell
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Re: HP StorageWorks Brocade Switch root password change

Hi,

Answers:
(1) yes, just login as the user whose password you want to change (root, admin, user). Not sure if you can change the admin password when logged in as root. (I never login as root)

(2) No, just be careful if you have any monitoring applications that access the switches. You would then have to update the login details there (usually the admin user)

Regards,
Stephen
Brian Proteau
Frequent Advisor

Re: HP StorageWorks Brocade Switch root password change

Thank you Stephen. I had thought about the monitoring application software you cautioned about.