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Brocade VDX 6740 Switch default accounts

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Hi Experts,

I did reset the passwords for the two default accounts admin and user. I still get the following message when I login:

"SECURITY WARNING: The default password for at least one default account(root, admin and user) have not changed"

When I do  show running-config username it shows only two accounts admin and user.  

I am new to Brocade switches and learning.

Thanks for your help.
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Here are my notes to myself on passwords for this switch.

##user passwords
username user password "password with symbols go in quotes"
#to change root password login as root
passwd root
passwd user
passwd admin
#passwdDefault command to set all passwords to default.
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by:Deorali
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Thanks Aaron. There are only two default users admin and user.. This is what I get :

show running-config username
username admin
username user

It does not show root and can't find in any documentation.

Thanks,
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by:Deorali
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Hello Experts-Exchange Admin,

Why is this posted marked as Neglected?
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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root is a hidden account. it's default password is "fibranne"

this is all on page 692 of the user guide: "NOS_AdminGuide_v411.pdf"
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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BTW I recently got into brocade about a year ago. I have a vdx6740-1G, a stack of icx-6450, and a few icx-6430 poe switches. So I just went through the same learning process you are going through now, except I had some hands on training from our local brocade office. If you have any questions about getting things setup, I'm glad to help
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by:Deorali
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Thanks Aaron. I just starting to learn Brocade VDX 6740 10 G. I have some experience in Cisco but not Brocade.  I have to replace the three dummy switches with the Brocade VDX switches.

Any pointers where to begin would be helpful.

So far I upgraded the NOS to version v5.0.1a.  and configured the management interface. I am able to ssh into it remotely.

I am not able to ping the default gateway.

Thanks,
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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I'm running nos4.1.3, I don't know what 5.x has added/changed. Here are some helpful notes of mine. Once you can get your config off the switch (ftp is handy to start, see below) I think it's much easier to look at that.

The tricky part with the management interface is that the gateway is configured in the rbridge. Thats probably why you can't ping out

#to show mgmt interface
show running-config interface Management
#to change
config
interface Management 1/0
ip address 10.99.1.10/24
exit #to back up
#set the default gateway when router is L3 enabled
(config) rbridge-id 1
ip route 0.0.0.0/0 10.99.1.1
#to check
show running-config rbridge-id 1
#to save
copy running-config startup-config

##a handy way to save your config to an ftp server directly for backup/viewing
#to save config to ftp server
copy startup-config ftp://username:password@10.99.x.x//vdx6740configs/

#to configure mtu 9216
config terminal
int te 1/0/1-48
mtu 9216
exit
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by:Deorali
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I have setup the default exactly the same way but I am still not able to ping it. I am not sure if it is v5.0.1a thing.

Thanks for the note.
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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you can't ping the switch from your computer but you can ssh? or you can't from the switch console ping the switches gateway?

This is from my config, you probably need the ip icmp echo-reply line:
interface Management 1/0
 no tcp burstrate
 ip icmp unreachable
 ip icmp echo-reply
 no ip address dhcp
 ipv6 icmpv6 unreachable
 ipv6 icmpv6 echo-reply
 no ipv6 address autoconfig
 no ipv6 address dhcp
!
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by:Deorali
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I can ping and ssh into the switch from my computer. I cannot ping the switche's default gateway and any other IPs from the switch itself.

Thanks,
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Is the switches ip in their subnet? Do they have a route to it?
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by:Deorali
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Yes, all the switches are on the same subnet.
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Have you looked at the default vlan on the port to the next switch/gateway?
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by:Deorali
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Thanks Aaron for your help and I appreciate for your assistance.  I called Brocade support too.

"SECURITY WARNING: The default password for at least one default account(root, admin and user) have not changed"
- root account is disabled by default. I had to do rbridge_id #, root enable , login as root and reset password. Once I reset the password the message went away.
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