04-22-2008 01:49 PM
I guess it's a little late for this poster, but I stumbled on a possible answer to his problem. I was in a similar situation, and thought I was going to have to reboot the switch. However, in thrashing around with various priveledged mode console commands I resent the Admin password. When I did this the switch's Ethernet interface restarted independent of teh FC engine, and I was back in business without rebooting.
Saved me a major headache!