How to change default password of Brocade fibre channel SAN switches

Brocade fibre channel switches containing the Fabric OS (FOS) will be delivery with the preconfigured default accounts admin, root and user. It is important not to use default passwords in a productive environment, so therefor please change the passwords.

Change the passwords of the accounts root, user and factoryby using SSH.

At the first login you will be prompted to set new password. With ENTER you can start the process by pressing Ctrl-C you can abort the process. At the next login, you will be asked again to change the password.

Default passwords:
root:fibranne / password
admin:password
user:password

Login to the switch by using SSH:

# ssh <your-ipaddress>
login as: root
root@<your-ipaddress>'s password:

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ATTENTION:
It is recommended that you change the default passwords for all the switch accou nts.
Refer to the product release notes and administrators guide if you need further information.
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Disclaimer for Root Account Usage!

This Fibre Channel switch is equipped with the Root account that
is intended for diagnostics and debugging purposes solely by the
Equipment vendor's trained engineers. Improper use of functionality
made available through the Root account could cause significant harm
and disruption to the operation of the SAN fabric.

Your use of the functionality made available through the Root account
is at your sole risk and you assume all liability resulting from such
use. The Equipment vendor shall have no liability for any losses or
damages arising from or relating to the use of the Root account
(and the functionality enabled thereby) by anyone other than
the Equipment vendor's authorized engineers.

Proceeding with the usage of this switch as the Root user explicitly
indicates your agreement to the terms of this disclaimer.
Please change passwords for 'root' account now.

Warning: Access to the Root account may be required for
proper support of the switch. Please ensure the Root
password is documented in a secure location. Recovery of a lost Root
password will result in fabric downtime.

for user - root
Changing password for root

Enter old password:
Enter new password:
Re-type new password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully

Please change passwords for switch default accounts now.
Use Control-C to exit or press 'Enter' key to proceed.

for user - admin
Changing password for admin
Enter new password:
Re-type new password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully

Please change passwords for switch default accounts now.

for user - user
Changing password for user
Enter new password:
Re-type new password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully

Saving passwords to stable storage.
Passwords saved to stable storage successfully

Query the status of all user accounts:
# userconfig --show -a

In case the password-change wizzard does not show up, just login with the user and type:

# passwd
to change your password.

For additional Brocade commands have a look at the page of the SAN guy replica watches .

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