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Compaq Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop Switch: Password, Manual, Firmware

 
Markolino
Occasional Visitor

Compaq Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop Switch: Password, Manual, Firmware

I have purchased on eBay this FC-AL Switch:
Product No 2000
Series EO1505
Part No 176249-001

However I cannot find any manual, nor any way to access the switch console.

I have pressed the reset switch and held it down several times, for increasing time. However it does not look to have any effect on the router's configuration.
I can change IP address, netmask, TFTP server, at boot, by pressing enter within 5 seconds at the following prompt:

Press for Boot Menu, Agent Code within 5 seconds

Boot Menu Version 01.20-B02
1. Switch IP address
2. Switch subnetworking mask
3. Switch default gateway address
4. TFTP server IP address
5. TFTP filename
6. TFTP initial number of retries
7. TFTP initial timeout
8. TFTP data transfer number of retries
9. TFTP data transfer timeout
T. TFTP force download
B. Boot filename
D. load Default system parameters
E. Exit menu and continue operation
command> e

However if I make any changes here, and then press the reset button, the configuration remains unchanged, which lead me to believe that also the password remains unchanged.

After the boot sequence I am presented with the following prompt:

Ok.
>Login:

At which I tried to type several user names.
Only with "user" the switch prompts me for a password, every other username tried (root, admin, administrator, etc.) gives:

ERROR: unknown user
>Login:

Entering "user" at Login: I have tried every possible password: user, admin, fibre, compaq, hp, administrator, root, etc. without success.

Is there a way to make use of this switch or do I have to consider it a brick?
2 REPLIES 2
James Muell
Valued Contributor

Re: Compaq Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop Switch: Password, Manual, Firmware

it may be a cisco MDS9216 switch. Try looking using that.
Martin Smoral
Trusted Contributor

Re: Compaq Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop Switch: Password, Manual, Firmware

It is a HP/COMPAQ - STORAGEWORKS FIBRE CHANNEL ARBITRATED LOOP 8-PORT SWITCH (176249-001). Made by Brocade I think and
used for the old RA4100 and RA4000 Raid Array family. Here is a link to the latest FW released
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?swItem=MTX-UNITY-I14415&taskId=135〈=en&cc=us&mode=3&

Try this to login: Login Menu
If the login menu is not immediately displayed, press the Enter key. First, there is a prompt for a login name. Use â user.â Next, a prompt for the password appears. The default set at the factory is â ADMIN.â The password is case-sensitive.
>Login: user
>Password: ADMIN

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