Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Establishing a physical connection for a Telnet or SSH session

  1. Connect through a serial port to the switch.
  2. Verify that the switch’s network interface is configured and that it is connected to the IP network through the RJ-45 Ethernet port.
  3. Log off the switch’s serial port.
  4. From a management station, open a Telnet or SSH connection using the management IP address of the switch to which you want to connect.

    For more information on setting the management IP address, refer to Connecting to a switch.

  5. Enter the password.

    Brocade recommends that you change the default account password when you log in for the first time. For more information on changing the default password, refer to the Brocade VDX Hardware Reference manuals.

  6. Verify that the login was successful.

    The prompt displays the host name followed by a pound sign (#).

    switch# login as: admin
    admin@'s password:******
    SECURITY WARNING: The default password for at least 
    one default account (root, admin and user) have not been changed.
    Welcome to the Brocade Network Operating System Software
    admin connected from using ssh on VDX 6740-48