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How i can connect brocade silk worm3900 to serial port onlinux

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You can use the COM ports to connect the serial connection to the Linux. And also use the minicom in the teerminals to open the serial console. the baud rate needs to be fixed in 9600

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How do I connect to SAN switch with serial cable

If am not mistaking I believe the is an port on the switch for a serial connection. There should have been a serail cable that came with the switch. It should be RJ-45 to RJ-45 and on one end of this cable there should be an RJ-45 to RS232 adapter.
Connect the one end to the switch and the other to the computer, with or without the aforementioned adapter. I do not recall the COM setting needed but you can visit the HP support website for the manuals of your switch. The HP part number you want to search is A7987A. This is basically a Brocade switch under the hood.
Good luck.

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Options for Adding Serial Ports The serial port is prevalent on PC's ...

Options for Adding Serial Ports
The serial port is prevalent on PC's as well as scores of industrial, scientific and consumer devices, making it a convenient starting point for communications. Since RS-232 itself is only suited to short connections (50 ft. max.) many applications require that it be adapted to fit requirements. RS-422, typically used for extending RS-232 communications, provides full duplex communications between two devices. It can also provide one way communications from one master to several slaves. RS-485 communications standard allows cable lengths up to 4000 feet. It also provides very high noise immunity. Multidrop connections up to 32 different nodes can be made over a single twisted pair cable along with a signal ground connection.
This article summarizes the choices a system designer has when adding a serial (RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485) communications device. There are many different ways to add additional serial ports to your Desktop PC, Palm, or Laptop PC. USB, PCMCIA, PCI and ISA are some of the methods that will be discussed.
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) provides a high data rate and Hot Swap connection for PCs, providing an easy connection to a wide variety of multimedia and network USB devices. Generally considered to be for home or office use, USB is finding its way into Industrial applications.
PCMCIA Serial Ports are yet another way to add serial ports to a PC that has PCMCIA Slots available. Most Laptops today offer only one (if any at all) DB9 type serial ports. A PCMCIA Serial Card is a good way to add a serial port (or ports) to any laptop that is low on available serial ports (RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485).
PCI Cards are becoming more popular as a way to add serial ports to desktop PC's. PCI type slots are becoming the "norm" in standard PC's today, and PCI Serial Cards are an excellent way to add serial ports. The standard Desktop PC may only come with one serial port standard (if any serial ports at all). PCI Serial Cards use Software Drivers to address the ports to the PC.
ISA Cards are yet another way to add serial ports to the older desktop PC's. ISA type slots are becoming scarce in standard PC's today, but are still an excellent way to add serial ports. The ISA Cards are typically addressed using dip switches and shunts or jumpers to set IRQ's for each port. No Software Drivers are required with ISA style serial cards.
Palm OS PDA's may be connected to RS-422 or RS-485 data circuits using Palm adapters. These adapters offer total portability for collecting data and field service chores. The Palm device and the adapter will usually slip into a shirt pocket. Some models use the PDA's connecting cable, some include a cable and some are cradles that allow the PDA to nest in place and connect directly to the Palm base socket. PalmTerm Freeware allows you to transmit and receive data from the Palm serial port.

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MCDATA 4500 firmware

The Sphereon 4500 (ES-4500) line was purchased by Brocade when Brocade acquired McData back in 2007. These SAN switches and others were marketed using an OEM/reseller model and HP was one of them along with others. So, this switch may still be under and support contract with either Brocade or via one of the OEMs or resellers. If that is the case, then the firmware may be downloaded from whomever the support contract is with. I'm sorry if this seems very complicated but I wanted to explain why it might come from HP or from others depending on the relationship the switch came from.

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No console port then how to configure it

There is a 9 pin serial port in front. Use telnet or SSH.

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I dont know where to find the password can you help me ?

By default, the CLI does not require passwords. However, if someone has configured a password for the device but the password has been lost, you can regain super-user access to the device using the following procedure.
1) Start a CLI session over the serial interface to the Brocade device.
2) Reboot the device.
3) While the system is booting, before the initial system prompt appears, enter b to enter the boot monitor mode.
4) Enter no password at the prompt.
5)Enter boot system flash primary at the prompt. This command causes the device to bypass the system password check.
6) After the console prompt reappears, assign a new password.

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How to reset the password on a Brocade SilWorm 3250 Switch?

You can tru if help this:

or ask to Brocade Official Support Team at official WEB Site

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Reset the IBM 2109-F16 SAN switch to factory settings

Were you able to find an answer to this? I have the same issue...

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Questions about Changing Domain ID's on Brocade SAN Switches : 3900 and 4100

if you are working with Port-Zoning, you have to update your Zone-Configuration after changing the Domain-ID.
If you look in Zone-Admin you can see the Zone-Members are Displayed like this: 1,0 ; 1,1 etc

Now, if you are changing the domain-id from 1 to 2, the name of the ports are 2,0 ; 2,1 ...
Zone Members are still 1,0 ; 1,1 ...

Add the new ports to the zone and delete the old ones, then it should work.

Regard, Stefan

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