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.
Aruba Customer Engineering
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.
04-14-2014 07:31 AM
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?
04-14-2014 07:40 AM - edited 04-14-2014 07:41 AM
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.
Aruba Customer Engineering
04-14-2014 07:57 AM
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?