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[ PCA ] Cisco Switch Password Change Not Persistent Across Reboot (Doc ID 2773463.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2021

Applies to:

Private Cloud Appliance X8-2 - Version All Versions and later
Private Cloud Appliance - Version 2.4.1 to 2.4.3 [Release 2.0]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

On X8-2 PCA with 2.4.1 to 2.4.3 software release, changing Cisco Leaf or Spine Switch password via PCA dashboard or CLI will not be persistent.

Rebooting a switch resets it back to the original password.

For example, the following PCA CLI command will change Cisco leaf switch password.

[root@ovcamn05r1 ~]# pca-admin update password LeafSwitch-admin
************************************************************
 WARNING !!! THIS IS A DESTRUCTIVE OPERATION.
************************************************************
Are you sure [y/N]:y
Current PCA Password:  <OLD PASSWORD>
New LeafSwitch-admin Password:    <NEW PASSWORD>
Confirm New LeafSwitch-admin Password:   <NEW PASSWORD>

Status: Success

Then login to one leaf switch with <NEW PASSWORD> and reboot it.
Notice the unsaved configuration warning right before rebooting the switch.

ovcasw15r1# reload
!!!WARNING! there is unsaved configuration!!!
This command will reboot the system. (y/n)?  [n] y

After rebooting, login to leaf switch ovcasw15r1 would require <OLD PASSWORD>, and <NEW PASSWORD> will not work.

Changes

Changing Cisco Leaf or Spine Switch password via PCA dashboard or CLI.

Cause

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