04-20-2012 07:15 AM - last edited 3 weeks ago by Lisa198503
I have a 5500G-EI switch, factory default.
For one of an other reason I get the Web logon page, but what user I fill in always get the message:
-<user> login failed since invalid user name or password
P.S. This thread has been moved from PCM to Comware-Based. -HP Forum Moderator
04-22-2012 03:02 AM
This topic would be better off in the A-Series switching forum, but anyway...
Your 5500 El switch should be configured via Console connection first, and you can't reach the web interface if you haven't set an IP for a VLAN interface and configured a user for web interface access. I'm assuming you've done that despite it being "factory default", and the connection worked. If it's telling you incorrect login/password, double-check the user and pw that you set via CLI for the web interface to make sure you're entering the right one...
If you need to, you can always remove the user and create a new one with credentials you'll remember by configuring it via CLI, and even reset your console password. See the Installation Guide: http://h17007.www1.hp.com/device_help/H3C-Manuals/
Justin Guse @hp
HPN Remote Support Engineer
04-23-2012 06:24 AM
if you mean the old 3Com 5500G (or H3C 5600) than they have a default user "admin" without a password. You can check it with a console connection there must be a file named "3comoscfg.def" on board, this is the factory default 3Com config. All other configs what you do would be saved with an extension .cfg.
So normally you can login in the web interface with Username=admin and no password.
Hope this help.
3 weeks ago
If you have factory reset your switch by bypassing the startup config, there are a couple of things you need to do to access the web page. (in your case, sounds like you've set the IP and can contact the switch as you are getting a 'login failed' message, so skip to step 4.) . You probably can access the switch via the console cable too without a password even though you may have set one? This will solve that issue too.
1: set IP addess.
[SW1]interface vlan 1
[SW1-Vlan-interface1]ip address 10.0.0.1 255.0.0.0
2.set a default route.
[SW1]ip route-static 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 10.255.255.254
3.set the admin password and service type (you can't login without a password set(weird eh!))
[SW1-luser-admin]password simple mypassword
[SW1-luser-admin]service-type telnet terminal ssh
4.set authentication mode (this is probably the part you are missing and causes the 'login failed' message)_
[SW1]user-interface vty 0 4
Then save the configuration.
If you have zeroized the switch by breaking the boot sequence (ctl-b) as you boot, and then selecting option 7(bypass start-up config), you will need to set it back to load the start-up config.
As switch boots press ctl+b at the prompt 'Press Ctrl-b to enter boot menu'
Select option 7
Press enter when prompted for a password
Select option 7 'skip current configuration' (yes, even though you want to load it this time!)
Select 'no' so that it DOES load the config on next boot.
Press '0' to reboot.
You should now be able to access the web interface to continue your configuration.