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Default login changed for Brocade SAN switch modules - IBM BladeCenter E, H, HT

Troubleshooting


Problem

The default login for a Brocade 4 Gigabit (Gb) or 8 Gb switch module is documented in the switch installation and User's Guide as follows: USERID with password = PASSW0RD Brocade changed this beginning with firmware Operating System (OS) version6.2.0e. The new default login is as follows: admin with password = password

Resolving The Problem

Source

RETAIN tip: H196648

Symptom

The default login for a Brocade 4 Gigabit (Gb) or 8 Gb switch module is documented in the switch installation and User's Guide as follows:

  USERID with password = PASSW0RD

Brocade changed this beginning with firmware Operating System (OS) version 6.2.0e. The new default login is as follows:

  admin with password = password

Affected configurations

The system is configured with one or more of the following IBM Options:

  • Brocade 10-port 4 Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter, Option 32R1813
  • Brocade 10-port 8 Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter, Option 44X1921
  • Brocade 20-port 4 Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter, Option 32R1812
  • Brocade 20-port 8 Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter, Option 44X1920
  • Brocade Enterprise 20-port 8 Gb SAN Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter, Option 42C1828

This tip is not hardware specific.
This tip is not software specific.

Additional information

There is a section in the OS release notes for version 6.2.0e that states the following:

  Defect ID: DEFECT000239682 Technical Severity: High
Summary: Passwords were reset to default on Brocade DCX upgrade from FOS v6.1.1_enc2 to v6.2.0.

This tip should be reviewed in 6 months in the event that Brocade decides to change the default login back to the IBM standard.

 

Document Location

Worldwide

Operating System

BladeCenter:Operating system independent / None

System x Hardware Options:Operating system independent / None

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Document Information

Modified date:
30 January 2019

UID

ibm1MIGR-5083224