Forgot the Password of Brocade FC Switch

Publication Date:  2013-05-03 Views:  19815 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
The Brocade 300 series FC switches are usually used in FC SAN network. Sometime we may forget the password of admin account .Then we have to use a console cable root account to reset the admin password.
Alarm Information
None
Handling Process
We can’t log on the device if we forgot the password of admin. So, it’s necessarily to reset the password. There is no reset button on the switch. We have to use a console cable to connecting the switch .And use the root account to reset password under CLI. The default password of “admin” is “password”.
The OS of brocade switch uses Linux 2.6 kernel. The root is super administrator account.
Swd77 login: root
Password: fibranne
These are the info printed when you logon the root account:

Disclaimer for Root and Factory Accounts Usage!
This Fibre Channel switch is equipped with Root and Factory accounts
that are intended for diagnostics and debugging purposes solely by
the Equipment vendor's trained engineers. Improper use of the
functionality made available through the Root or Factory account could
cause significant harm and disruption to the operation of the SAN fabric.
Your use of the functionality made available through the Root or Factory
account is at your sole risk and you assume all liability resulting from
such use. The Equipment vendor shall have no liability for any losses
or damages arising from or relating to the use of the Root or Factory
account (and the functionality enabled thereby) by anyone other than
the Equipment vendor's authorized engineers.
Proceeding with the usage of this switch as the Root or Factory user
explicitly indicates your agreement to the terms of this disclaimer.
Please change passwords for switch default accounts now.
Use Control-C to exit or press 'Enter' key to proceed.

Here, press “Control + C” to exit or press “Enter” to change password

Warning:  Access to  the Root  and Factory accounts may be required  for
proper  support  of  the switch.  Please  ensure  the Root  and  Factory
passwords are  documented in a secure location.  Recovery of a lost Root
or Factory password will result in fabric downtime.
for user - root
Changing password for root
Enter new password:
Password unchanged.
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
Please change passwords for switch default accounts now.
for user - factory
Changing password for factory
Enter new password:
Password unchanged.
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
Please change passwords for switch default accounts now.
for user - admin
Changing password for admin
Enter new password:
Password unchanged.
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
Please change passwords for switch default accounts now.
for user - user
Changing password for user
Enter new password:
Password unchanged.
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
After logon we can use “passworddefault” to reset to default password
swd77:root> passwddefault
Password policies are already set to default.
All account passwords have been successfully set to factory default.
swd77:root>

At last ,The password of admin reset to default(admin/password )
Root Cause
None
Suggestions
None

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