Logging in for the First Time

After your switch has completed all power-on self-tests, it is operational. Before logging in, verify that the switch LEDs are on (solid green or blinking green) and that it is connected to a management console as described in Connecting a Switch to the Management Console.

To perform the initial login and complete initial configuration tasks, follow these steps.

  1. Using a terminal emulator such as PuTTY or TeraTerm, connect to the switch using the serial port connection.
    Be sure that your serial connection is set properly:
    • Baud rate: Baud rate: 115200 (for X465, X590, X690, or X870) or 9600 (for other models) (see note)
    • Data bits: 8
    • Stop bit: 1


    Set the baud rate to 115200 when using the RJ45 Ethernet management port on an X465, X590, X690 or X870 series switch.
  2. At the management console, press [Enter] one or more times until you see the login prompt.
  3. At the login prompt, log in using the default user name admin.

    For example:

    login: admin


    For the initial password, simply press [Enter].

    When you have successfully logged on to the system, the command line prompt displays the system name (for example, SummitX670-G2#) in its prompt. You are logged in with administrator privileges, which gives you access to all switch functions.

  4. Respond to the screen prompts to configure the level of security you need.


    For more information about logging in to the switch and configuring switch management access, see the ExtremeXOS 22.6 User Guide.
  5. Enter show version.
    The switch serial number is displayed, as highlighted in the following example. Make a note of this number for future reference.
    Transit.3 # show version
    Switch : 800444-00-05 0723G-01234 Rev 5.0 BootROM:
Configure the switch's IP address for the management virtual LAN (VLAN) by following the steps in Configuring the Switch's IP Address for the Management VLAN.