AP-7420 password recovery for XPath OS

engerd
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Hi,

Can anyone describe where or how I can reset the passwords to default on an AP7420 Multi protocol router?

From the boot log it is running XPathOS 7.1.0.

Many thanks.
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Use a serial cable and log in to the console via Hyperterminal. Comms settings are 9600 baud, 8 bits, no parity, one stop bit.
Press Enter to get to the login prompt, then use username: admin and password: password top log in. Note that the username and password are case sensitive.

Now reboot the switch:

1. At the command prompt, type "reboot" and press Enter
2. The switch will prompt:
     Do you really want to reboot the switch? (y, n)
     Press “y” and Enter.
3. On reboot, after the copyright banner appears and a message with a 5 second timer will appear:
     Autoboot command: "memboot"
4. Press Enter to execute or any other key to abort.
5. Important! Press the space bar within 5 seconds.
6. The PMON command prompt: ">" will be displayed. Enter the following commands:
>set resetpasswds yes
>reboot

Done! Factory default username/password for Brocade kit is admin/password.

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Commented:
Spot on - thanks.

Is there anything you don't know about EMC kit?

(Maybe serial pin-outs on CX700 SPS serial cables ;-)

Thanks for your help.
Thanks! Glad I could help.

I'll have a sticky for the pinouts in the morning.

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Commented:

Hi meyersd,

Great!

There's another 500 points waiting for that! (question ID 26102810)

My pair of lab CX700's are pretty sloth like without the write cache [SMILE].

Commented:
Just something to add: Set flow control to Xon\Xoff (without doing this my console connection was read-only).

I then used:

ipaddrshow
ipaddrset

To configure the management interface so i could complete the configuration from my browser/ssh etc

Thanks

L

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