Password Recovery for CISCO 6509 Switch

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May 17th, 2010
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I have one CISCO 6509 Switch in my store. I tired to login in that switch but couldnt.. Once it's booted it's asking me: rd: . Can any one help me to fix. Find the attachment. I recover the password by changing confreg value but that also failed. can any one help me.


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Tamilvanan.S

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Ganesh Hariharan Mon, 05/17/2010 - 04:47
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Hi Friends,


I have one CISCO 6509 Switch in my store. I tired to login in that switch but couldnt.. Once it's booted it's asking me: rd: . Can any one help me to fix. Find the attachment. I recover the password by changing confreg value but that also failed. can any one help me.


Thanks,

Tamilvanan.S


Hi Tamilvanan,


Check out the below link for password recovery procedure for 6500 series switches


http://www.ciscosystems.li/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_password_recovery09186a0080133fb1.shtml


Hope to Help !!


Ganesh.H


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tamilvanan.saravanan Mon, 05/17/2010 - 05:44
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Hi Ganesh,


I already tried this method. but once confreg changed it's not going thrg by pass mode. can you get it from my attachment.

Pls help me to get it fixied.


Thanks,

Tamilvanan.S

Ganesh Hariharan Mon, 05/17/2010 - 05:58
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Hi Ganesh,


I already tried this method. but once confreg changed it's not going thrg by pass mode. can you get it from my attachment.

Pls help me to get it fixied.


Thanks,

Tamilvanan.S


If you are in native IOS, the config-register you need to change is the one from the MSFC (RP).


When the 6500 is booting up it will start in the Switch Processor (SP), decompress the image and then you'll see:


*****  Changing ownership to route processor ******


Here is where you want to interrupt (ctrl + break) and change the register


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tamilvanan.saravanan Mon, 05/17/2010 - 06:12
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Hi Ganesh,


Thanks a lot for ur reply.


I tried that method also. but it's falied. can u suggest some other method.


Thanks,

Tamilvanan.S

Leo Laohoo Tue, 05/18/2010 - 03:03
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This is the only method from Cisco.  Can you please let us know WHY the process isn't working for you?

vvasisth Tue, 05/18/2010 - 05:45
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I believe you have tried a lot of stuff, and honestly i have never seen any of them not working. Either you are missing something or you are doing something wrong.


I would suggest open a TAC case and they will do it for you and if it doesnt work then you will get a replacement.


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Varun

ahmed.gadi Thu, 05/10/2012 - 07:34
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Many thanks Ganesh... It worked perfect for me today (crtl+break) while ownership on RP.

Regards

Ahmed...

ashirkar Fri, 01/17/2014 - 12:51
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Hi Tamilvanan


Did you check " remote command switch sh bootvar" command.

What boot variable value it is showing ?


Regards,

Ashish

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