Fibre Channel (SAN)

Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-16-2011

M8428-K Reset / Recover Admin Password

I work in a lab environment where equipment is shared around between different departments. I have received this switch, and nobody can remember the password they set on it. I have the ability to console into the pre-boot environment but not log into the switch to manage the fabric and the ports.

What is the method for reseting the admin password, or clearing the config and maintaining the licenses from the console pre-boot environment?

Thanks for your help in advance.


Senior Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-16-2016

Re: M8428-K Reset / Recover Admin Password

i have the same problem .. can someone help us please??

Brocade Moderator
Posts: 185
Registered: ‎03-29-2011

Re: M8428-K Reset / Recover Admin Password



you have to recover via the front plane RJ45 serial console port - force a reboot and use the procedure in the password recovery docuemnt. And us the "Password recovery procedure for Brocade 300, 5100, 5300 switches...." in the following documents (found in the community via google search):






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