Reset password

Aruba Controller:
Please login using console with a serial cable (e.g. you must be infront of the controller):
Login : password
Password: forgetme!

Then go into enable mode with pwd “enable”
#Config terminal
(config)#Mgmt-user admin root
#write memory
<hit enter to setup the new root password>
Once done logout and login back in with the new password.
– If you are looking to decrypt the wireless security key which you have setup for your wireless network. Please execute #encrypt disable and then execute #show run, under the config you will see the wireless key in clear text under your VAP profile section.
sometimes you have the admin password of the controller but not have the enable mode password so what to do?
Access the Controller via GUI And change the enable mode password in Controller Wizard.
Navigate to Configuration > Controller Wizard > Under Wizards > Configure Controller >Basic Info> Enter any Name of your choice, Password for User Admin, retype the same, Password for Enable mode Access here is the place where we can reset the enable mode password and retype the same click on Next

1. Connect Console cable
2. Reboot the router and press the Break key to interrupt the boot sequence.

For break key sequences

Software Platform Operating System Try This
Hyperterminal IBM Compatible Windows XP Ctrl-Break
Hyperterminal IBM Compatible Windows 2000 Ctrl-Break
Hyperterminal IBM Compatible Windows 98 Ctrl-Break
Hyperterminal (version 595160) IBM Compatible Windows 95 Ctrl-F6-Break
Kermit Sun Workstation UNIX Ctrl-\l
MicroPhone Pro IBM Compatible Windows Ctrl-Break
Minicom IBM Compatible Linux Ctrl-a f
ProComm Plus IBM Compatible DOS or Windows Alt-b
SecureCRT IBM Compatible Windows Ctrl-Break
Telix IBM Compatible DOS Ctrl-End
Telnet N/A N/A Ctrl-], then type send brk
Telnet to Cisco IBM Compatible N/A Ctrl-]
Teraterm IBM Compatible Windows Alt-b
Terminal IBM Compatible Windows Break
Tip Sun Workstation UNIX Ctrl-], then Break or Ctrl-c
VT 100 Emulation Data General N/A F16
Windows NT IBM Compatible Windows Break-F5
Shift-6 Shift-4 Shift-b (^$B)
Z-TERMINAL Mac Apple Command-b
N/A Break-Out Box N/A Connect pin 2 (X-mit) to +V for half a second
Cisco to aux port N/A Control-Shft-6, then b
IBM Compatible N/A Ctrl-Break

3. reset
rommon 1 > confreg 0x2142
You must reset or power cycle for new config to take effect
rommon 2 > reset

4. Change the password
Type no after each setup question, or press Ctrl-C in order to skip the initial setup procedure
Router> enable
Router# copy startup-config running-config
Destination filename [running-config]? (hit enter)
Building configuration…
Router# configure terminal
Router(config)# enable password cisco
Router(config)# enable secret cisco
Router(config)# line console 0
Router(config-line)# password cisco
Router(config)# username cisco privilege 15 secret cisco
Router(config)# config-register 0x2102
Router(config)# exit
Router# copy running-config startup-config
Destination filename [startup-config]? (hit enter)
Building configuration…
Router# reload

Netscaler MPX / VPX

Now from time to time you might come by this, you have a customer which has a Netscaler setup and they have forgotten the password for the device. What do you do ?
If you have a MPX you need to connect to the device using a serial cable and use for instance Putty to connect to the serial port. If you have an VPX you just need to open the console. Now when the device boots you need to press CTRL + C now on the VPX it is simple the boot menu appears


Then you just press 4 and go into single user mode. On the MPX we have to press CTRL + C simultaneously as well when the following appears in the console
Press [Ctrl-C] for command prompt, or any other key to boot immediately.
Booting [kernel] in 2 seconds…
Now to start the MPX in single-user mode you have to type either boot –s or reboot — -s torestart in single user mode. When you are in single user mode the console will look like this.


Next we have to mount the flash device since this is where the config file resides. Now on different devices this flash device has different names
For VPX this device is called /dev/ad0s1a
So first we have to check disk consistency first before we can mount the device.
fsck /dev/da0s1a (This checks disk consistency)
mount/dev/da0s1a/flash (This mounts the drive under the folder /flash )
df –l (List the devices and where they are mounted)


Next we need to change directory to the flash drive where the config file is located.
cd /flash/nsconfig from there


Next we use a grep command to create a new config file but without the line which contains the passoword string.
grep –v “set system user nsroot” ns.conf > new.conf
Next we need to rename the current config to another name
mv ns.conf old.ns.conf
mv new.conf ns.conf

After this is done we have a new config file without the password for nsroot and we can reboot.

At the boot screen, you will see “SYSLINUX 4.02 … Boot:”, write to the next “menu.c32”
Secondly, you can see a blue window. Move to “xe-serial” and press “tab”
Now, you can read command line start with “mboot.c32…..”. You have to change this part of the line “xencons=hvc console=hvc0” and write “console= ttySO,115200n8 single”.
And press “Enter”, the server continue the starting process.
Then you can see the command line interface, write “passwd” to change your root password

1. Connect Console cable and launch putty
2. Power on Cyberoam and continously press Enter until you see CRLoader
You are navigated to CRLoader screen. Go to Option 0 – CRLoader and Press Enter
Select Option 2 – Troubleshoot
Select Option 1 – Reset console password
This would reset the admin user password. Press “Ok” to continue
Select Option 5 – Reboot. This will reboot the appliance
Once Cyberoam is rebooted, Enter the Default Password as “admin” and then CLI access will be available

1. When booted press e
2. Change i.e
press Enter
press b

3. Changing password
After booted, # will appear
# mount -a
# passwd root
New BIG-IP password:
Retype new BIG-IP password:
SN: FGT-603907516189
L: maintainer
P: bcpbFGT-603907516189

1. Press Clear hole for 10s
Once you release the “Clear” button, only the password protection will be removed. All other configuration settings will remain intact, and the switch will not reboot
If you would like to disable the clear password button on the front of the HP Procurve switch then enter the following
>conf t
Switch(config)# no front-panel-security password-clear
You will also notice the reset button next to the clear button. To disable this button enter the following.
Switch(config)# no front-panel-security factory-reset
Both buttons are now disabled.If you would like to enable these buttons again, do so with the commands below.
Switch(config)# front-panel-security password-clear
Switch(config)# front-panel-security factory-reset

Finally if you are unsure of the status of the reset and clear buttons on the procurve switch then enter the following.
Switch(config)# show front-panel-securityJuniper:

1. Connect your Console cable with settings 9600/8/N/1
2. Power on the device and watch the screen for the line:
Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or space bar for command prompt.
When you see that line, hit the SPACE BAR and you will receive an OK prompt.
3. At the OK prompt, you want to the system into single user mode by issuing the command
boot -s

4. The system will boot in single user mode and you will then be prompted if you want to enter the path name for shell or “recovery” for root password recovery. Since we are trying to recover the password, we will enter
5. The system will then boot and run a recovery script and place you in at the > prompt
> edit
# set system root-authentication plain-text-password
# commit
# exit
> exit
Reboot the system? [y/n] yRuckus:

StandAlone AP
Press Hard Reset hole in the back of AP for >12s
L: super
P: sp-admin

If you have a saved ZoneDirector backup or debug log, contact Ruckus Tech Support, who may be able to decipher the admin password from your files. Ruckus Technical Support will need to validate you are the legal administrator of the device before doing this.


VMWare ESXi:

-Download Live CD from
Kali Linux
or Ubuntu Desktop
1. Insert the CD or ISO
2. Boot ESXi from either CD above
In Dell is by pressing F2 on boot
If your ESXi is under VMWare Workstation, then click VM > Power > Power On to BIOS
3. if you using Ubuntu, click Try Ubuntu instead of Install Ubuntu.
If you using Kali Linux, you can see desktop right away
4. open Terminal
#mount /dev/sda5 /mnt
#cp /mnt/stage.tgz /tmp
#cd /tmp
#tar xzf state.tgz
#tar xzf local.tgz
#vi etc/shadow
this is just example
#tar czf local.tgz etc
#tar czf state.tgz local.tgz
#cp state.tgz /mnt
remove the cd
Now you can login using vSphere client as root without password


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