Cisco Switch Access Options - Locked Out - I think
Posted on 2007-10-12
Okay... Hold back the laughs and the snickers. I was configuring a Cisco 4510 remotely when I lost connection. The config was not finished and once I attempet to get back into the switch an hour later, i was locked.
I was entering commands to point all authentication at a radius server. I was disconnected after typing that in. At this point, I get the following when trying to telnet or console into the switch:
% Authentication failed.
Connection to host lost.
Is there any other way to get into the swtich that I am not aware of? AUX port? SSH was never configured. If not, what would you do to get back. I have a copy of the config from my previous edit that I can use, but that would require me to bring down the switch to reset.
Thanks in advance... Remember, no laughing. You only make the mistake once. ( I had another telnet session open in case auth failed, but i lost complete inet connection from my remote site.