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Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎12-01-2016

Reset password vdx 6720

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I have two VDX 6720s. One I can login with root - fibranne. The other I tried all the documented passwords and nothing works.

Our production nfs/smb shares are connected to the 2 switches via their 10gige-agg-1 interfaces each with one leg on each switch.

 

I have no idea how to manage these brocade switches. They are different from anything I have ever come across before.

 

I am OK with cisco commandline. I am a linux expert. I was hoping for one of the 2 scenarios.

 

1.) bring the switch up some other way so that I can change the password.

 

2.) I could get the configuration from the switch I can log into modify the ip address and copy it while resetting the switch I can not log into.

 

I'm hoping that because of how the Isilon is connected with each one having a leg on each switch that I will be able to do either of these methods without bringing down my nfs/smb.

Brocade Moderator
Posts: 237
Registered: ‎06-30-2010

Re: Reset password vdx 6720

Hi,

 

Password recovery is detailed in previous post

 

http://community.brocade.com/t5/Ethernet-Switches-Routers/Recovering-lost-password-in-VDX-6720/td-p/27951

 

Thanks

Mick


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Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎12-01-2016

Re: Reset password vdx 6720

Thank you

https://community.brocade.com/dtscp75322/attachments/dtscp75322/ethernetswitches/1754/1/NOS_Password_Recovery_Notes.pdf

worked like a champ.

 

I was surprised it worked with a cisco cable. So it uses the cisco piout for RJ45 to DB9

 

I accidently set the single user boot password (before reading(I was using standard troublshooting methods before I got an answer) I tried option 2 for the recovery password) would you know how to remove the password.

 

It wasn't set and asked for one

Maybe I just need to reboot and reenter option 2 and maybe I can reset it to nothing? 

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Brocade Moderator
Posts: 237
Registered: ‎06-30-2010

Re: Reset password vdx 6720

Hi,

 

The option to remove Boot PROM password is also covered in the same document (final section)

 

https://community.brocade.com/dtscp75322/attachments/dtscp75322/ethernetswitches/1754/1/NOS_Password_Recovery_Notes.pdf

 

Hopefully this should solve your problem

 

Thanks

Mick


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