11-10-2014 10:42 PM
I'm doing some FC networking at a location and I've been attempting to implement a Brocade 5100 which they had from a previous purchase. The login/pass was written on the device (which I assume is correct). I don't have the ezswitchsetup CD and it seems to be impossible to get the download and for some reason. Also, I can't seem to get any response using the serial port, I don't have the original cable but I've patched a cable using the serial pinouts specified by Brocade for the 5100. After Wiresharking the line, I was able to find the IP address to the unit and telenet in to it. The issue is, when I use the login/pass which was on the device, I'm getting an error returned "cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session." I get a permission denied error when I try other login combinations, so I'm assuming that the credentials I'm using are correct.
If anyone has any help on how to get this switch to some point where I can actually set it up I would REALLY appreciate it. I've spent a ton of time trying to get this thing working. Any procedure to get it back to defaults would be extremely helpful.
11-10-2014 11:26 PM
can you post please a screen-shot from loging attempt ?
additional, if you using putty, try to do a login as SSH instead as Telnet.
11-11-2014 10:58 AM
Sure. I'll post a few screen shots here using telenet and SSH, see below. Just a couple of additional details. SSH seems to be faster at its attempts to login, but both have the same behaivor. When I enter what I believe to be an incorrect login/pass (such as the default "admin/password") it immediately returns a "permission denied, please try again". But, when I use the login/pass which I believe is correct, it comes back with a "connection to xx.xx.xx.xx closed".
11-12-2014 10:48 PM
--->>>But, when I use the login/pass which I believe is correct,.....
I don't think you have the correct password.
try with username "root" and with password "fibranne" this is the default brocade root password, excepted the switch is OEM from EMC
11-13-2014 09:03 AM
Thanks, I will give that a try later today once I am back at the switch. If that is the case, do you know why I'm getting a different response when I enter one password over another? In other words, I'm getting a connection closed when I use the password I beleive is correct whereas I'm getting a permission denied when I use a different password.
11-14-2014 12:04 PM
So, I tried the other default login/password that you provided, as well as some others I have found, nothing worked. Is it possible there is some other issue? As I previously mentioned, I'm getting completely different behaivor when I enter the password I believe to be correct than when I enter any other combination. Both in SSH and telnet I get a permission denied when I use any of the default passwords, but when I use the login/pass I have I get different responses such as connection closed and the cannot make/remove an entry...
Is it possible this unit failed to complete a firmware update or something and is stuck in some endless loop? If so, is there any way to restore it back to defaults or to the original firmware?