Steps to change the password on a Cisco Switch

By Nabil Nawaz, Viscosity NA

These steps were used to change the password on a Cisco Switch on Exadata X2.

Telnet to cisco switch(IP Address of Switch) $ telnet <IPADDRESS>

·         Enable command line for switch

telnet> enable

·         Prepare to configure switch

ciscoswitch-ip# configure terminal

exapsw-ip(config)#line vty 0 15


·         Change the password

exapsw-ip(config-line)#password newpassword




  • ·         Save the changes to the switch

exapsw-ip#write memory

Building configuration…

Compressed configuration from 4001 bytes to 1608 bytes[OK]



  • ·         Try logging again to verify password change


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