Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Just in case you lose your password, or the Fiber Channel Cisco MDS 9124e for your c7000 blade enclosure ships with a password you don’t know like mine was

1) Plug into the HP OBA Serial port, 9600 8/N/1.

2) connect interconnect <bay number>

2b) reset switch, during boot press "CTRL+c"

3) dir bootflash:

4) boot “kickstart_image” i.e. m9100-s2ek9-kickstart-mz.3.1.2a.bin

5) config t

6) (in config) admin-password <new complex password>

7) exit

8) dir bootflash:

9) load bootflash:”system image" i.e. m9100-s2ek9-mz….(not kickstart again like the broken HP instructions tell you)#note they have fixed this document in the last week.

10) login (fyi, the default username is “admin” not “admin123” like cisco.com states)

11) config t

12) (in config) snmp user admin auth md5 <new complex password>

(you need step 12 to use Cisco Device Manager to complete setup)

13) int mgmt 0

14) ip address <ip><mask>

15) exit

16) ip default-gateway <dg-ip>

17) exit

18) copy run start

19) (bonus info) if you want to leave the current bay to setup the redundant switch, hit CTRL+SHIFT+_ to exit back to the OBA so you can start over by connecting to the redundant bay.

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