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How can I download the 'resetPasswd' file?

I have a SilkWorm 3800, but forget password of admin/root .

I am flowing guide of 'FOS v2.6.1/3.1/4.1 Users & Boot Password Recovery V1.2',

but I can't found resetPasswd file on Brocade website.

Somebody help me, thanks~


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Re: How can I download the 'resetPasswd' file?


a Password Reset procedure for VxWORKS Based Switches, ( 2xxx, 3200 and 3800 )

was discussed here at several time, e.g. see follow Thread

If you know the root password, as default is "fibranne" log as root and try th ecommand "passwddefault"

The file and procedure you talk, "resetPasswd" is only valid for FabricOS v4.0.x and v4.1.x no other Fabric OS release can be resetted with this File.

to reset the password you need from Brocade Support a special Password Recovery String File, this can only be obtained with Active Maintenance Contract.

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Re: How can I download the 'resetPasswd' file?

From where did you  buy this? Or is it there already before.Whenever we buy SW, we get one time root password and keep it in the library.Pls check if you have got it, may be kept somewhere else.

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