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Registered: ‎08-31-2010

Lost password of Brocade San Switch, P/N :32R1812 - Cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session

Hello

Thank you for helping me in the below

Here is the story :

I have a Brocade Internal SAN Switch  (IBM P/N :32R1812) (MFR Model: IBM-4020) (Firmware 6.2.2b )

To be able to connect the above Internal SAN Switch brocade to the live external IBM 2005-16B switch, I had to downgrade the firmware of the internal SAN switch.

When I was downgrading the firmware from 6.2.2.b to v6.1.1a,
the process took so long, so I stopped it.

after that I couldn’t Login to the switch, no user was allowed

I tried all the combination : USERID- PASSW0RD

admin- password.

Root- fabrianne

factory-password

I even did a restore factory state from the IBM managment Blade tool, no luck

when i used the user : factory
i got the following error :
Cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session


Can you please help me retrieving the password

SAN Switch Details:

Brocade(R) 20-port 4 Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter

P/N : 32R1812

S/N : 32R1818YK50200E6006

MFR  PN : IB-4020

SUPLIER SN : TV040054437

WWN : 10.00.00.05.33.18.8D.8E

PS. that kind of switch has no Serial port attached

Kind regards

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Posts: 644
Registered: ‎03-01-2007

Re: Lost password of Brocade San Switch, P/N :32R1812

rdiab,

for account "root" as default is the password

"fibranne" and not

Root- fabrianne

If already all password was changed and lost, follow the Password recovery Procedure.

I believe the 4020 is based with -01 Procedure, here find you both, -01 and -02

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Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎08-31-2010

Re: Lost password of Brocade San Switch, P/N :32R1812

hello

Thank you for your quick reply

i tried : root -password

it is not going thru

I went through the document you sent me

the problem is that I cant see a Serial port for this type of internal SAN switch

thank you

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Registered: ‎03-01-2007

Re: Lost password of Brocade San Switch, P/N :32R1812

--->>>

for account "root" as default is the password

"fibranne" and not

again "root - fibranne"

and not "root-password"

--->>>the problem is that I cant see a Serial port for this type of internal SAN switch

Is correct 4020 don't have a external Serial Port, you must connect trough the BladeCenter Serial Port, reboot  and select in Boot menu Slot option in order to boot into the appropriate Blade/Blade slot.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎08-31-2010

Re: Lost password of Brocade San Switch, P/N :32R1812

I even tried account

root-fibranne : no luck

what do you think about this error :

Cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session

is it coming because the downgrade process was no continued

I am searching now how to connect to serial port for IBM bladecenter H

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Posts: 644
Registered: ‎03-01-2007

Re: Lost password of Brocade San Switch, P/N :32R1812

--->>>what do you think about this error :

--->>> Cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session

you made wrong or interrupt the "firmwaredownload" procedure during upgrade/downgrade.

If Boot procedure is stopped due a issue during upgrade/downgrade, so is the behavior not a user/password login, and don't make sense to discuss here about password recovery procedure.

You can try to connect trough the serial port, collect the output and post here.

booted the switch till login prompt ?

who stuck the "firmwaredownload" and why stopping the process ?

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎08-31-2010

Re: Lost password of Brocade San Switch, P/N :32R1812

The downgrade process took so long . that's why we stop it

I found at IBM a serial for bladecenter

As per the below link,

This special cable is designed to provide customers a direct serial interface to each blade on the BladeCenter H chassis.

So i m not sure if IBM has a way to manage the SAN switch Module

https://www-304.ibm.com/shop/americas/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/default/ProductDisplay?catalogId=-840&storeId=1&langId=-1&dualCurrId=75&categoryId=4611686018425093831&productId=4611686018425167839

I feel that i m stuckehere

is it possible to claim this switch under warranty

Super Contributor
Posts: 644
Registered: ‎03-01-2007

Re: Lost password of Brocade San Switch, P/N :32R1812

--->>> This special cable is designed to provide customers a direct serial interface to each blade on the BladeCenter H chassis.

the cable was delivered with th eblade center, if you lost this one you must buy a new.

--->>> The downgrade process took so long . that's why we stop it

Generally, you cannot stop the Upgrade Procedure by Command, this can only be stopped trough Power Off / Power On.

--->>> is it possible to claim this switch under warranty

I'm not IBM or you Reseller, if the Switch is under Active Maintenance Contract you can Open a replacement call.

But I don't think you get a replacement from

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Registered: ‎08-31-2010

Re: Lost password of Brocade San Switch, P/N :32R1812

the person who faced all this problem is unreachable

I was told now that this happened due to a power problem.

the electricity went off during the firmware downgrade process.

does the power outage makes such trouble??

thank you for your suport

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Registered: ‎03-01-2007

Re: Lost password of Brocade San Switch, P/N :32R1812

--->>> does the power outage makes such trouble??

Power Off or

"electricity went off during the firmware downgrade"

is the same.

As mentioned you can try to login trough the console and then try to restart "firmwaredownload" but a chance is very minimal that work.

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