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'Summit X450e' Admin account password forgot :(

by hmrpanchal / September 13, 2012 4:37 PM PDT

Hi All,

We installed one Extreme Network's 'Summit X450e-48p' switch in our organization. Unfortunately, we forgot it's admin account password and we don't have any other account on this switch to work on it.

Anybody to guide us how to break admin account password for a Summit switch. We don't want factory reset.

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Re: password
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 13, 2012 5:20 PM PDT

This seems a question for their tech support. My guess is they will say that a factory reset is the only solution, if you want it or not.


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'Summit X450e' Admin account password forgot :(
by hmrpanchal / September 13, 2012 6:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: password

Factory reset will delete all configuration of the switch. Is there any way to fire 'Factory Reset' operation to reset admin account password to default value whereas other switch configuration will remains unchanged.

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Re: reset
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 13, 2012 7:12 PM PDT

That seems a question for their tech support also, if it isn't in the user manual.

But since your organisation must be prepared about replacing the switch when you need a bigger one, a faster one or when it breaks down, you must have a contingency plan about what to do then and how to do it. That should include a full documentation of the current settings.
Just read about the service management process 'availability management' in, for example, ITIL, or whatever system management method your company uses.

So why care about executing this plan now? Having lost the admin password is just the contingency this plan is meant for.


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by bill012 / September 13, 2012 11:50 PM PDT

If this still works like it used to you have 3 options.

1. you reset it like you said which wipes everything.
2. you physically send the switch to extreme and pay them to reset it
3. If you have a service contract AND you have not reset or disabled the failsafe account they can remotely reset it for you

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How to reset xtreme summit x150
by rameezrk / September 25, 2012 12:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Extreeme

I had encrypted my password.After that i was not able to login to the summit x150 switch.Now i would like to reset the switch(wipe everything).Can you please suggest my how to reset it.
Thanks & regards

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That was answered above.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 25, 2012 2:52 AM PDT

Maybe you can reveal why you can't use the prior answers.

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