Monday, July 30, 2007

Network Tip No. 1: Recover password for PowerEdge 860

To recover the password on your 30xx/5012 switch, follow the steps below:

1. Connect to the switch console port and manually reboot the switch.
2. Hold down the Esc key as soon as power is applied to the switch.
3. At the prompt type: EmergencyPasswordReset
4. At the confirm (Y/N) prompt, type X
5. You will get a message stating that the password has been disabled.
6. Type G and hit enter to reboot the switch

At this point, the password will be ignored. You can then reset the password to whatever you would prefer.

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