[HPADM] Re: Cisco San switch - default password - SUMMARY
- From: vinod kumar <vinodkumarmp@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 10:48:05 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks to all who responded . Michal Kapalka had the
recomented solution by Cisco ( I also recived same
info from HP ) . It is given below and is very simple
This document describes the procedure to recover a
lost administrator password from the console port of a
Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch.
You must perform the password recovery procedure on
the Supervisor Engine module that will become the
active Supervisor Engine module after completion of
the recovery procedure. In order to ensure that the
other Supervisor Engine module does not become the
active module, perform one of these two options:
Physically remove the other Supervisor Engine module
from the chassis.
Change the console prompt of the other Supervisor
Engine module to one of these two prompts until you
complete the procedure:
Note: Refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family of Multilayer
Directors and Fabric Switches configuration guide for
more information about these prompts.
Refer to Cisco Technical Tips Conventions for more
information on document conventions.
Follow this procedure in order to recover a lost
administrator password from the console port of a MDS
Complete these steps in order to establish a console
session to the MDS 9000 switch:
(( bewlow first part is only required if you can not
connect to Blade chasis OA console through network .
Otherwise skip this part and go to the mds passwd
reset part below)
Connect one of the supplied RJ-45-to-DB-9 adapters to
the PC serial (COM) port.
Connect the other end of the supplied RJ-45-to-DB-9
adapter to the RS-232 management port on the MDS 9000
Note: The RS-232 management port is labeled CONSOLE.
Launch HyperTerminal on the PC.
Terminal emulation software enables communication
between the storage router and your PC during setup
and configuration. The terminal emulation software is
frequently a PC application such as HyperTerminal or
Choose these settings:
Bits per second: 9600
Data bits: 8
Stop bits: 1
Flow control: None
Note: You can set the Bits per second field to 38400
if this configuration connects to an MDS 9500.
(( Below step is the one for resetting mds password
Reboot the switch in one of these ways:
Issue the reload command if there is a Telnet session
with administrator rights.
switch#reloadThe supervisor is going down for reboot
If the command is not available, power reset the
When the switch begins its SAN-OS software boot
sequence, press the Ctrl-] key sequence.
This key sequence brings up the switch(boot)# prompt.
Note: If you use different terminal emulation
software, the break key sequence can differ. Refer to
Standard Break Key Sequence Combinations During
Password Recovery for commonly used break key
Change to configuration mode.
Issue the admin-password command in order to reset the
In this example, the password is set to "password".
Exit to the EXEC mode.
Issue the load command in order to load the SAN-OS
In this example, san-ios.img is the name of the
software. Most likely, the format looks like
Save the software configuration.
switch#copy running-config startup-config
Note: The next time that you try to connect to the
console port of the MDS 9000 switch, you must enter
either the new administrator password or the monitor
password that you created.
My original post :
--- vinod kumar <vinodkumarmp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have new C - class blade chasis with Cisco 9124E
switch . As per the manual , first time when you
connect to the san switch ( through the ILO) , it
should directly take you to setup . But this is
asking me to login . I tried all known passwords
nothing works . Any one knows if this suppose to be
having a default admin passwd ?
( I have logged a call to HP but still waiting for a
responce and thought if anyone already experienced
this , it might save me some time )
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