Cisco device serial number explanation

Cisco devices have a standard serial number, from the serial number you can work out it's age and the location it was built. To decipher the serial number, here's how it is composed. Cisco S/N format is LLLYYWWXXXX. LLL = Location code (i.e. FOC = FoxConn China) YY = Year code (08 = 2004...09=2005...etc...) WW … Continue reading Cisco device serial number explanation

SPAN Configuration Examples

Configuring Simple SPAN session Make sure the destination interface is configured with command: # switchport monitor C2950#configure terminal C2950(config)# C2950(config)#monitor session 1 source interface fastethernet 0/2 destination interface fastethernet 0/3 no shut end C2950(config)#show monitor session 1 STATE SHOULD SHOW UP. Other Configuration Examples for SPAN This section includes the following topics: Configuration Example for a … Continue reading SPAN Configuration Examples

Cisco: Password Recovery and Factory Reset of Cisco Catalyst 2960/2900-series

Password Recovery Procedure Not surprisingly, the instructions for Cisco Password Recovery Procedure are found readily on the internet via any search engine. On this page, one merely needs to scroll down to the particular product series and click the respective link. We are interesting in the documentation for Password Recovery of the Cisco Catalyst Layer 2 fixed configuration … Continue reading Cisco: Password Recovery and Factory Reset of Cisco Catalyst 2960/2900-series

CheatSheet: Brocade Commands

Here is just a reference for people to have a quick look and search. The list of  Brocade SAN Switch CLI commands() version Kernel:     2.6.14.2 Fabric OS:  v7.1.0c Made on:    Tue Apr 16 18:06:01 2013 Flash:        Wed Dec 11 16:18:22 2013 BootProm:   1.0.10 aaaconfig                  Configure RADIUS for AAA services ad                         Specifies all administration domain … Continue reading CheatSheet: Brocade Commands

How to reset password on HP Aruba 2540 / 2500-series switches

If you forgot your login credentials to your Aruba or HP Switch without doing the usual password-recovery steps. The easiest way is to reset the passwords by pressing the CLEAR button on the front panel for not less than 5 seconds,  but not more than 15 seconds, of course you must have a physical access … Continue reading How to reset password on HP Aruba 2540 / 2500-series switches

HP / Aruba Procurve 2530/2500 Default Management IP, Username/Passwrods and Configurations

Back-up of an existing config If you are performing a backup a config from another switch, two ways of downloading the configuration is through GUI and CLI (via TFTP) via GUI: (System -> Updates/Download -> Configuration File (Highlight config name and click Download) via CLI. (you need to set up a TFTP server on a … Continue reading HP / Aruba Procurve 2530/2500 Default Management IP, Username/Passwrods and Configurations