Prerequisite configuration

The following steps must be completed to enable access to the Web Management Interface.

  1. Connect a PC via a serial connection to the Brocade switch using the console port. Use a terminal program such as PuTTY to access the Command Line Interface (CLI).
    If the switch is already connected to a network, the switch will automatically receive its IP configuration via DHCP. To check the IP configuration of the switch, use the show ip command.
    If the switch is not connected to a network or you wish to assign an IP address manually, then use the commands described in step 2, otherwise go to step 3.
  2. Assign an IP address to the Brocade switch using the Command Line Interface (CLI).
    device> enable
    device# configure terminal
    device(config)# ip address
    device(config)# ip default-gateway
    For more information on assigning IP addresses for a device, refer to the Ruckus FastIron Layer 3 Routing Configuration Guide.
  3. Generate a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate and then configure a username and password to log in.
    device(config)# crypto-ssl certificate generate
    device(config)# username brocade password brocade
    device(config)# aaa authentication login default local
    device(config)# aaa authentication web-server default local

    It may take several minutes to generate the certificate key.

  4. Save the configuration.
    device(config)# write memory