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Password recovery on Cisco Nexus 5000

You need to have console cable connected to DB9 port, USB console (USB – serial) does not work.

Power cycle switch. During booting, wait for

Checking all filesystems....

Then press Ctrl + ]. Then, yo will be logged into switch(boot)# prompt

switch(boot)# config terminal
switch(boot-config)# admin-password <new password>
WARNING! Remote Authentication for login through console has been disabled
switch(boot-config)# exit
switch(boot)# load bootflash:nx-os.bin

Use load command, not reload, because the password will not remain changed.

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