Reply to post: Maybe check the configs on the kit plugged into it?

Dead LAN's hand: IT staff 'locked out' of data center's core switch after the only bloke who could log into it dies

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Maybe check the configs on the kit plugged into it?

In the face of an 'inaccessible switch, no known config, mission critical' situation am I the only one to think of the bleedin' obvious? As in: check the configs of all the *other* devices plugged into that switch and thus just reverse-engineer what it was doing? Switches don't work in isolation. It's not that hard. Been there, done that. Doing it again at the moment, as there's one on a network I've just 'inherited' :-(

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