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, or through a Telnet or Secure Shell (SSH) connection to the management port or the inband port belonging to either "mgmt-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 pre-configured 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 network interface.