03-31-2015 05:15 PM
I have a VDX 6710 that I am trying to access. Admin password was not documented.
I've followed the instruction for password recovery several times, but it always get stuck after logging in with root.
It doesn't log into the switch command, but instead is logged into the linux kernal.
I'm at the sh-2.04# commmand line.
Issueing the noscli command does nothing.
I've tried to see if I could find and remove the config and restart to a clean one, but nogo.
I'm not a linux guy and have not worked with brocade before. So far I'm not a fan.
I've tried to find a solution on and off the brocade site, but nothing so far.
05-12-2015 10:01 AM - edited 05-12-2015 10:02 AM
Have you followed this link. From what I can tell you should be at step 10. Pay close attention to step 11. Best of luck
Recovering the root password for Brocade VDX 67xx platforms: Detailed procedure
Use this procedure if you do not have access to the root account.
To reset the root password to its factory default value on a Brocade VDX 6710, VDX 6720, or VDX 6730 switch, and then set a password for the admin account, follow these steps:
Checking system RAM - press any key to stop test Checking memory address: 00100000 System RAM test terminated by keyboard set_bootstatus: BS_LOAD_OS, platform_idx = 6 Hit ESC to stop autoboot: 0 1) Start system. 2) Recover password. 3) Enter command shell. Option?
=> printenv AutoLoad=yes BootromVerbose=no InitTest=MEM() LoadIdentifiers=Fabric Operating System;Fabric Operating System OSLoadOptions=single (output truncated)
=> saveenv Saving Environment to Flash.....Done
=> boot Map file at LBA sector 0x17da68 ## Booting image at 00400000 ... (output truncated)
sh-2.04# mount -o remount,rw / EXT3 FS on hda1, internal journal
If the previous command returns hda2, then use hda1 in this command. If the previous command returns hda1, then use hda2.
sh-2.04# mount /dev/hda2 /mnt kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds EXT3 FS on hda2, internal journal EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Any additional user accounts remain intact.
sh-2.04# bootenv OSLoadOptions "quiet;quiet"
sh-2.04# reboot -f
Traffic flow resumes when the switch completes rebooting. If you do not use the -f option, you must reboot the switch manually.
switch:root> noscli WARNING: The default password of 'admin' and 'user' accounts have not been changed. Welcome to the Brocade Network Operating System Software admin connected from 127.0.0.1 using console on switch
switch# config Entering configuration mode terminal switch(config)#
username account-name password new-password
The following example resets the admin password to the default value of "password."
switch(config)# username admin password password
switch: copy running-config flash://running-config.cfg 2012/07/09-11:51:21, [DCM-1108], 4930, INFO, VDX6740, Running configuration file has been uploaded successfully to the remote location.
switch# copy default-config startup-config
switch# reload Warning: Unsaved configuration will be lost. Please run ’copy running-config startup-config’ to save the current configuration if not done already. Are you sure you want to reload the switch? [y/n]:y The system is going down for reload NOW !!
switch# copy flash://running-config.cfg running-config Loading. 2012/07/09-12:08:13, [DCM-1105], 5456, M2, INFO, VDX6740, Copy of the downloaded config file to the current running-config has completed successfully on this node.
switch# copy running-config startup-config
09-03-2016 07:59 AM
I have a brocade vdx 6710 that i dont have the admin and root password for.
I do have the boot prom password.
When i follow the password recovery guide, everything goes well until i get to the passwddefault command.
The system responds with "Failed to get passwd entry"
Any idea how to get the passwords reset ?
09-04-2016 12:14 AM
Have you tried the root default password "fibranne". This password is usually left unchanged.