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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-07-2018

unknown password on silkworm 2400

I have a Silkworm 2400.  I am retiring this switch.  It has a login password that I can get past.  Is there any available way to bypass this in order to reload it to factory default?  I push a key to interupt the boot process.  It takes me to a VxWorks Boot prompt.  I cannot get to the command line to run different commands.  I am connected via a console cable.  Thanks

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Posts: 5,583
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: unknown password on silkworm 2400



WOW, this is inded a Vintage switch.


unfortunately there is no way to reset the password on VxWorks based switches like password recovery on FOS Based Switches begin with v4.x and higher.


the only way to recovery a pwd was available trough the Brocade support, however those swithes are 15+ Years End of Support.


another tricks way is to connect via ISL to another switch same Family where the credential is available and reset the admin pwd, but I don't remember the many years ago


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