Hi. I have a QFX 5110-48S switch. I started it to check the serial number for generating the license, but I had to go to a meeting, therefore I had to switch it off. I didn't setup the root password. Now I am not able to start it. It runs FreeBSD and requires the login and password. I don't know how to run the initial setup process. Can you help me?
you should be able to login using only the username root , without entering password if it is default factory setting
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the default login user after booting it the first time is "root" without a password, then you see the shell console. To get into the CLI, you have to type "cli". Please check if this works for you.
login incorrect for root with empty password and with password "root"
You can try performing a root password recovery. Please refer for details below:
For EX/QFX, the below KB should help:
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If the issue persists after using 'root' and no password follow the documentation for password recovery and you'll be fine.
you can follow the below process to get in the device:
>power off the device manually.
>power on the device and device will start to boot up. You can recover the root password during the boot-up by following the below KB:
[EX/QFX] Password recovery procedure
If you need any help with the above recovery process, you can open a JTAC ticket.
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Please have look on complete procedure.
To connect and configure the switch from the console:1. Connect the console port to a laptop or PC by using the provided RJ-45 cable andRJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter. The console (CON) port is located on themanagement panel of the switch.2. Log in as root. There is no password. If the software booted before you connectedto the console port, you might need to press the Enter key for the prompt to appear.login: root3. Start the CLI.root@% cli4. Enter configuration mode.root> configure5. Add a password to the root administration user account.root@# set system root-authentication plain-text-passwordNew password: passwordRetype new password: password6. (Optional) Configure the name of the switch. If the name includes spaces, enclosethe name in quotation marks (“ ”).root@# set system host-name host-name7. Configure the default gateway.root@# set routing-options static route default next-hopaddress8. Configure the IP address and prefix length for the switch management interface.root@# set interfaces em0 unit 0 family inet addressaddress/prefix-lengthNOTE: The management ports, em0 (C0) and em1 (C1), are located on the FRU end ofthe QFX5110-48S.9. (Optional) Configure the static routes to remote prefixes with access to themanagement port.root@# set routing-options static route remote-prefix next-hopdestination-ip retain no-readvertise10. Enable Telnet service.root@# set system services telnet11. Enable SSH service.root@# set system services SSH12. Commit the configuration to activate it on the switch.root@# commit
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