I haven`t been working on Extreme Summit switches since 2008 or 2009. Recently I came into possession of one Summit X250e and guess what? I didn’t know user and password. So, this can be a very possible situation for every one who need to delete configuration files on obsolete equipment or equipment which needs reconfiguration.
Opposite from Cisco or some other vendors, Extreme Summit don`t have reset button. Turn off switch, wait for one minute and plugin power cable again.
First you will see message
Press and hold the <spacebar> to enter the bootstrap.
We don`t need bootstrap, we need bootrom. Wait and next message which will be:
Press and hold the <spacebar> to enter the bootrom.
Now press and hold space bar for some time and bootrom prompt will appear. Type following:
BootRom > config none
BootRom > boot
Your switch will boot without configuration. After boot process is finished login with user admin and no password.
Configure admin password typing following commands:
X250e-24p.1 # configure account “admin”
Current user’s password:
Current password left blank then type and retype new one.
Type save in order to write configuration.
I know that this is maybe outdated tutorial, but some time ago I had trouble to find password recovery procedure for some other vendor. Never find it, so I believe this tutorial will be useful to some of you.