10-26-2012 12:05 AM
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 :
– 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
– 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 :
10-26-2012 04:24 AM
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.
11-06-2013 01:28 PM
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.