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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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Silkworm 2050

Hello, do you need to reset it because you no longer have the password? Sorry about the question however that is one of the most common reasons for folks attempting to do a "factory restore". If it is for a lost password, then my next question would be what firmware version are you running? I'm guessing it is something like FOS v2.6.x. If that is the case then the bad news here is you will need to obtain the Password Recovery firmware from your switch support provider. I say bad news because given the age of the SW 2050, this is probably no longer possible. You might give Brocade Support a try at one of the numbers listed on the following page:

If you have another need for the factory reset, reply back with those details. There isn't a factory reset button but perhaps we can look at different commands to achieve what you need to clear.

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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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I cann't connect to my switch

The primary connection method for those switches would be serial connection. In the box there should have been a DB9 serial to RJ45 cable. Hyperterminal default settings would allow you to connect.

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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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