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Reset the IBM 2109-F16 SAN switch to factory settings

I would like to know how to reset the IBM 2109-F16 SAN switch to factory settings as we have lost the login and the password to the switch.


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Re: reset the IBM 2109-F16 SAN switch to factory settings

The only way to do this is to run a special control program in place of the usual (Fabric OS), which is specially designed to do this reset.  Only Brocade knows how to create such a program, so you have to get it from Brocade.  What Brocade offers is a program that works for a particular
switch and one time only.  Because it is an IBM branded switch, Brocade will give that program only to IBM, which Brocade forbids to give to anyone else (I presume because you might disassemble it and find out how to make your own for other switches).  So you have to ship the machine to
IBM for service.  If you don't have a service contract, your switch is just useless.  In my case, I am an IBM employee so I was allowed to get the file, via the IBM Service group, and do the reset locally.

As I said, the program Brocade constructs is specific to a switch, identified by fabric world wide name, so IBM Service/Brocade needs that information.  In my experience, that information was not easy to come by.  It is not written on the machine.  It is not in the boot messages on the RS-232 console.  I got it by hooking up a fibre channel packet tracer between an HBA and a switch port and watching the F-port login take place.

The way it works, when you have the special control program, is you put it on an FTP server and then have the switch load the control program from the FTP server.  You do that via the RS-232 console.  Immediately after powerup, you get the opportunity to hit a key and stop loading of the regular control program.  You can then configure the machine to load from the FTP server instead.  The password-reset control program loads, runs, resets all the passwords to factory default, and stops.  You then power cycle, set the machine back to load the regular control program from internal storage, and you're back in business.

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Re: reset the IBM 2109-F16 SAN switch to factory settings

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