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Mcdata 4500

I have 2 4500 that I would like to add to the fabric BUT the password is not known. How can I recover or change the password?

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Re: Mcdata 4500

ssherwod,

bevore you execute this procedure below, note please follow:

The switch will be full reset to Factory default, all license ( Port License etc... ) will be lost, except the standard 8 Port License.

This is the ONLY! way and methode to reset the password:

Here the Procedure to reset the password, you must connect to the switch trugh the COM Port, web reset is not available.

Power switch On, by command prompt, edit the Password "neergcm", if the login successfully:

1) pcp swoff - enter

2) pcp nvreset - enter

3) pcp swon - enter

logout and reboot the switch

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Registered: ‎11-15-2007

Re: Mcdata 4500

There is a way to recover the Administrator password in a 4500 without losing any flex ports, additional features or zoning configurations. The only "gotcha" is that you must be running firmware 08.01.0014 or above. When running firmware 08.01.0014, there is a command "pswd_reset" made available in the CLI. Log in the switch via CLI using the "neergcm" login. Enter the command "pswd_reset". After you execute the command you'll notice some strange characters on the screen, (similar to what you'll see if you have the wrong baud rate set in a hyperterm session). After about two minuetes, log back into the switch via the web interface and the Administrator password should be reset to "password". You'll be asked to re-enter a new password also. If you are unable to log back into the switch after you execute the command, clear your history, cookie's and temp files and you should be all set. Once again this command is only available on firmware 08.01.0014 and above. This will not work through a telnet session! You must be accessing the switch through its "serial/maintenence" port.

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Posts: 34
Registered: ‎11-15-2007

Re: Mcdata 4500

There is a way to recover the Administrator password in a McData 4500 fiber switch without losing any flex ports, additional features or zoning configurations. The only "gotcha" is that you must be running firmware 08.01.0014 or above. When running firmware 08.01.0014, there is a command "pswd_reset" made available in the CLI. Log into the switch via CLI using the "neergcm" login (you may also use "redips"). Enter the command "pswd_reset". After you execute the command you'll notice some strange characters on the screen, (similar to what you'll see if you have the wrong baud rate set in a hyper term session). After about two minuets, log back into the switch via the web interface and the Administrator password should be reset to "password". You'll be asked to re-enter a new password. If you are unable to log back into the switch after you execute the command, clear your history, cookies and temp files and you should be all set. Once again this command is only available on firmware 08.01.0014 and above. This will not work through a telnet session! You must be accessing the switch through its "serial/maintenance" port.

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