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2850 (HP 2/16v) password recovery

I know this is not a new topic, but obviously the solutions are not foolproof, or else I wouldn't be asking.

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Re: 2850 (HP 2/16v) password recovery

Hi RSMpaul,The Password recovery tools wich you spoken here, is intended only for VXWorks and 2xxx Series switch only, like 2400, 2800 and other switch same Family.

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Re: 2850 (HP 2/16v) password recovery

I found it!Reset Passwords for Fabric OS v2.6.1, and v3.1a. At the “<a class="jive-link-adddocument" href="http://community.brocade.com/home/community-document-picker.jspa?communityID=&subject=VxWorksBoot">VxWorks Boot</a>” prompt for the switch, enter c.<BR>Note<BR>The value of the OSLoader= string should be set to the exact value from step 6 on page 8.<BR>10 of 12 Fabric OS Password Recovery Notes<BR>Publication Number: 53-1000114-01<BR>b. Type the requested information at the prompts. To accept the default value for a parameter, press Enter.<BR>The parameters are defined as follows.<BR>host name Name of machine on which Password Recovery firmware is located<BR>file name Full pathname where Password Recovery firmware is located<BR>inet on ethernet Switch IP address<BR>host inet Host IP address<BR>gateway inet Gateway address<BR>user Login name of user account on host machine<BR>Press any key to stop auto-boot...<BR><a class="jive-link-adddocument" href="http://community.brocade.com/home/community-document-picker.jspa?communityID=&subject=VxWorksBoot">VxWorks Boot5. Type @ at the <a class="jive-link-adddocument" href="http://community.brocade.com/home/community-document-picker.jspa?communityID=&subject=VxWorksBoot">VxWorks Boot</a> prompt to begin booting the Password Recovery version of the firmware from the<BR>network.<BR>The user, admin, factory, and root passwords are reset to the default values.<BR>6. Power the switch off and back on.<BR>7. Press any key when you see the message “Press any key to stop autoboot...” This provides access to the boot prompt.<BR>8. Set the switch to boot from the flash again:<BR>a. At the <a class="jive-link-adddocument" href="http://community.brocade.com/home/community-document-picker.jspa?communityID=&subject=VxWorksBoot">VxWorks Boothost is alive &lt;--


CONNECTION TO HOST PROVIDING FIRMWARE IMAGE&lt;BR&gt;Loading... 4407608 + 329564 + 1153796<BR>Starting at 0x10400000...<BR>Attaching network interface fei0... done.<BR>Attached TCP/IP interface to fei unit 0<BR>Attaching network interface lo0... done.<BR>telnetInit: telnetd initialized.<BR>NFS client support not included.<BR>efwHookAdd: Added Ethernet Hook<BR>Adding 9407 symbols for standalone.<BR>Model: 4<BR>flash time 0, creation time 1048818644<BR>Committing configuration...done.<BR>setting passwd to defaults &lt;-----FIRMWARE IMAGE RESETS PASSWORD TO BROCADE&lt;BR&gt;DEFAULTSPublication Number: 53-1000114-01

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Re: 2850 (HP 2/16v) password recovery

RSMPaul,"3"850 and "2"850 is a little difference,and i am not willing to longer comment here....

TechHelp24
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Re: 2850 (HP 2/16v) password recovery

Dear TechHelp24,If you are suffering from a lost password, but can't decipher my posted instructions, give me a shout at harig underscore paul at yahoo dot com and I'll see if I can help you.

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Re: 2850 (HP 2/16v) password recovery

-&gt;&gt;&gt; However, I have read at least one thread where you may have given somebody mis-information about password recovery.<BR><BR>I have "never" give mis-information in the past regard PW Recovery, and I am not authorized to post DOC like this here.<BR><BR>-&gt;&gt;&gt; If you are suffering from a lost password, but can't decipher my posted instructions, give me a shout at harig underscore paul at yahoo dot com and I'll see if I can help you.Again, I know this procedure very well, I have all this Documentation, and much many more.

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