Reset IBM DS3524 / DS3512 RAID Manager Password

You’ve locked yourself out of the IBM Storage Manager, have you? Or perhaps you’ve gotten yourself a used unit, but have no password for it.

Telnet to both controllers IP-addresses (or use serial console via 4pin mini DIN plug in top left corner of both controllers), and type

VxWorks login: shellUsr
Password: wy3oo&w4 (not shown as you enter it)

-> loadDebug
value = 1 = 0x1
-> setSAPassword_MT ""
ReturnCode = 0x1
value = 1 = 0x1
-> unld "Debug"
value = 0 = 0x0
-> exit

This removes the password, so you can configure through the DS Storage Manager without entering a password. Log on to controller B and follow the same steps.

No need to reboot, it should work immediately.

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8 Responses to Reset IBM DS3524 / DS3512 RAID Manager Password

  1. Carlos says:

    You are a Genius !!

  2. thats very good.
    thank you for your solution

  3. zeze says:

    Yes! Finally someone writes about no cost refi.

  4. Michele says:

    Hi all,

    Is there any chance to run it without usign telnet?
    I’m unable to connect to the array via telnet (controller is pingable)

  5. zoghatesibm says:

    Thanks, this post was a complete life saver, now I can manage that old RAID unit!

  6. Brian says:

    Over 2 years later, and still useful info!
    Thanks for sharing, saved me a ton of time!

  7. Matt says:

    you’ve been hacked. can you re-post your instructions?

  8. Parvez Ahmed says:

    DS3512

    I am using serial din connection and it goes straight to password option. No known password is working. Also can’t ping.

    How to get the VxWorks login screen?

    Pls let me know the working password

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