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bg
Posts: 143
Registered: ‎04-27-2009

Memory Upgrade MC 3200 / ArubaOS 6.2 // memory test commands after upgrade failed memory ...

Hi,

 

received some demo unit MC3200 back from one of our customers and it seems the memory fails on boot , just opened the case and put some 1GB own memory with same speed (pc2-5300) into the case and voila it boots . but i found this info in the Top10 tips from TAC from vegas conf :

 

****************

 

Aruba 3200
– The 3200 is getting low on free memory due to ever
expanding feature set of ArubaOS.
– Aruba has released an “XM” (extra memory) version of the
3200 also a field kit (3200-MEM-UG) where you can upgrade
the memory yourself
• No you can’t use your own memory from local PC shop !
– A long running or heavily utilized 3200 controller may need to
be rebooted to ensure there is enough free memory for the
upgrade
– Non upgraded 3200 will not be supported for ArubaOS 6.2

 

***************

 

so whats right whats wrong, while it works with some kingston 1GB ram with same speed i would like to know whats the difference on the "expensive" 3200-MEM-UG module , for sure this is also some RAM from usual manufacturer.

 

while this is a demo unit , i would like to fix this quick/n/dirty instead of hassle-RMA only cause of the RAM for this particular MC3200.

 

anyone upgraded once his 3200 controller , while only a sort of quick-test is started , how i can start some extended memory test for test this particular ram ? for the interested guys here are the logs of the failed RAM :

 

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[quote]

CPBoot 1.2.0.0 (build 20527)
Built: 2009-01-20 at 18:55:40
DRAM:  Operating at 533 MHz
 
Error: Unable to locate a working CMD and/or SLV_CMD strobe configuration for th
is channel.
DRAM:  Channel 0: 512 MB
DRAM:  Channel 2: 0 MB
DRAM:  Total = 512 MB
POST:  Memory test: Physical 0 - 0x10000000 - quick test
 
mtest_quick error: at:7ffffffd expect:1 , read:ff
mtest_quick error: at:7ffffffe expect:2 , read:ff
mtest_quick error: at:80000000 expect:4 , read:ff
mtest_quick error: at:80000004 expect:8 , read:ff
mtest_quick error: at:8000000c expect:10 , read:ff
mtest_quick error: at:8000fffc expect:10000 , read:ffffffff
mtest_quick error: at:8001fffc expect:20000 , read:ffffffff
mtest_quick error: at:8003fffc expect:40000 , read:ffffffff
mtest_quick error: at:8007fffc expect:80000 , read:ffffffff
mtest_quick error: at:800ffffc expect:100000 , read:ffffffff
[/quote]
 
and so on... then it hangs and reboots itself after a while... after exchanging the faulty RAM to some plain kingston 1GB DDR2 module then this comes :
 
[quote]
CPBoot 1.2.0.0 (build 20527)
Built: 2009-01-20 at 18:55:40
 
Info: ECC is not supported by the DIMMs
DRAM:  Operating at 533 MHz
DRAM:  Channel 0: 1024 MB
DRAM:  Channel 2: 0 MB
DRAM:  Total = 1024 MB
POST:  Memory test: Physical 0 - 0x10000000 - quick test
       Memory test: Physical 0x10000000 - 0x40000000 - quick test
       PASS
CPU:   XLR508 rev. C4  Clock: 800MHz
Board: A3200
CPLD:  rev: 1.1
SMP:   All 8 cpus successfully started
Boot:  Primary bootflash partition
POST2: OK
Net:   xlr_gmac0 xlr_gmac1 xlr_gmac2 xlr_gmac3
IDE:   Bus 0: OK
       Device 0: Model: CF 512MB Firm: 20080112 Ser#: 2009A     0000209269
                 Type: Removable Hard Disk
                 Capacity: 502.0 MB = 0.4 GB (1028160 x 512)
 
Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0
Loading image 0:0###############################################################
################################################################################
################################################################################
################################################################################
################################################################################
################################################################################
################################################################################
###########
Image is signed; verifying checksum...
passed
Signer Cert OK
Policy Cert OK
 RSA signature verified.
 
Booting image...
Uncompressing core image files... 00:00:07  done. 00:00:42
 
Aruba Networks
ArubaOS Version 6.1.3.4 (build 34587 / label #34587)
Built by p4build@corsica on 2012-07-23 at 16:04:55 PDT (gcc version 3.4.3)
Copyright (c) 2002-2012, Aruba Networks, Inc.
 
           <<<<<    Welcome to Aruba Networks - Aruba A3200    >>>>>
 
Performing CompactFlash fast test...  Checking for file system...
Passed.
Ancillary files are not present
Reboot Cause: User pushed reset.
Downloading SOS...done.
 
Restoring the database...done.
Generating SSH Keys......done.
Initializing TPM and Certificates
====================== E R R O R =======================
TPM Initialization or Certificate Initialization failed.
For debug information see /tmp/deviceCertLib.log.
If this message appears even after rebooting the device
couple of times, please contact Aruba Networks.
========================================================
Reading configuration from factory-default.cfg
 
***************** Welcome to the Aruba3200 setup dialog *****************
This dialog will help you to set the basic configuration for the switch.
These settings, except for the Country Code, can later be changed from the
Command Line Interface or Graphical User Interface.
 
 
Commands: <Enter> Submit input or use [default value], <ctrl-I> Help
<ctrl-B> Back, <ctrl-F> Forward, <ctrl-A> Line begin, <ctrl-E> Line end
<ctrl-D> Delete, <BackSpace> Delete back, <ctrl-K> Delete to end of line
<ctrl-P> Previous question <ctrl-X> Restart beginning
 
 
Enter System name [Aruba3200]: [/quote]
 
*************************************+
 
anyone knows some extended RAM test commands ?
 
regards
ben
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cjoseph
Posts: 12,380
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Memory Upgrade MC 3200 / ArubaOS 6.2 // memory test commands after upgrade failed memory ...

Try eye_finder at the cpboot> prompt

 

It is just like anything else:  the memory you would get from the upgrade kit is tested to work without issue and is guaranteed to work over the long run and underwent QA to run in a controller.  Third-party memory not so much.  Your mileage will certainly vary.

 

Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering
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bruski59
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎05-01-2009

Re: Memory Upgrade MC 3200 / ArubaOS 6.2 // memory test commands after upgrade failed memory ...

CJ...are you saying off the shelf memory will conceivably work...or not?  I'm asking because I'm wanting to migrate to 6.2.x.x from 6.1.x.x and its required to have 1024 DRAM on those 512Mb 3200s.  I don't want to pay x6 @ $300 for this memory stick if something off the shelf will suffice.  Honestly, this should be covered under my support contract for the controller...or one would think.

Please let me know if you are aware of this being sole proprietary upgrade of open-source memory stick capable.

Regards,

 

Bruce

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arthurmnev
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-13-2014

Re: Memory Upgrade MC 3200 / ArubaOS 6.2 // memory test commands after upgrade failed memory ...

I'm in the exact same situation. Did you ever figure this out?

If so what memory interface (DDR2, DDR3?) and and speed did you end up going with?

 

Moderator
cjoseph
Posts: 12,380
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Memory Upgrade MC 3200 / ArubaOS 6.2 // memory test commands after upgrade failed memory ...

[ Edited ]

arthurmnev,

 

Its just like everything else;  you can obtain memory that we are not selling and I am sure you can get it to work but you will lose our protection with that specific part installed.  If you purchased it from us, we specifically test that memory to ensure that you will not have any issues, and if you do we can be responsible for it.  It costs more because we have to spend time stocking it and  testing it to ensure what we are selling will not break under stress over time.  If you don't purchase it from us, we cannot guarantee that.

 

If you have a mission-critical deployment, please understand what you are doing.

Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering
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arthurmnev
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-13-2014

Re: Memory Upgrade MC 3200 / ArubaOS 6.2 // memory test commands after upgrade failed memory ...

This is not a mission critical deployment. Its residential (my house)

I have Ap225, need a controller for interior / exterior AP control

I can grab a 3200 series relatively cheap, but, from I understand it needs a memory upgrade to run ArubaOS 6.3

If I can avoid paying 6x for 1GB of memory, I'm OK with the risk factor.

 

What kind of memory is in there? I'm talking about speed and interface, form factor SO-DIMM, DIMM, DDR2 or DDR3?

 

 

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