Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Connecting to a switch

You can connect to your switch through a console session on the serial port. Also, you can use SSH or telnet to connect to the management port. You can also use SSH and telnet to connect to an IP inband interface configured on an Ethernet port, a VE interface, or loopback in the mgmt-vrf (management VRF) or default-vrf. You can use any account login present in the local switch database or on a configured authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) server for authentication. For initial setup procedures, use the preconfigured administrative account that is part of the default switch configuration.

The switch must be physically connected to the network. If the switch network interface is not configured or the switch has been disconnected from the network, use a console session on the serial port.

  • Refer to the Brocade VDX hardware reference manuals for information on connecting through the serial port.

  • Refer to Configuring Ethernet management interfaces for details on configuring the management interface.