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Root password for bash shell on Nexus 9000

Hello - in the programmability guide for Nexus 9000, it states that one can get into the bash shell and escalate privileges as root:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus9000/sw/6-x/programmability/guide/b_Cisco_Nexus_9000_Series_NX-OS_Programmability_Guide/b_Cisco_Nexus_9000_Series_NX-OS_Programmability_Configuration_Guide_chapter_01000.html#concept_1A7E1...

This section does not say what the root password is.

I tried to use the password for the switch's "admin" user but got this:

  --  Sorry, user admin is not allowed to execute '/usr/bin/su -' as root on <hostname>.

Anyone know what this password is?

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This turned out to be a bug,

This turned out to be a bug, fixed in a later version of NX-OS for the N9K series:

https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCuo02567

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Got it. Thanks Mierdin21.

Got it. Thanks Mierdin21.

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