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[Tutorial] How to upgrade 3200 memory

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  • 1.  [Tutorial] How to upgrade 3200 memory

    Posted Dec 12, 2013 12:18 AM

    Hello everyone, today i did my second memory upgrade to 1gig  of a 3200 so i decided to do a manual of this second one!

     

    Let Start!!

    The first thing you need to do is yes of course backing up your controller!

    The secondt thing you need to do is rebooting the controller and when its booting up you need to press any key example enter enter enter :)

    Until you get in the cpboot like this:

     

    CPBoot 1.2.0.0 (build 20527)
    Built: 2009-01-20 at 18:55:40
    DRAM:  Operating at 533 MHz
    DRAM:  Channel 0: 512 MB
    DRAM:  Channel 2: 0 MB
    DRAM:  Total = 512 MB
    POST:  Memory test: Physical 0 - 0x10000000 - quick test
           Memory test: Physical 0x10000000 - 0x20000000 - quick test
           PASS
    CPU:   XLR508 rev. C4  Clock: 800MHz
    Board: A3200 
    CPLD:  rev: 1.2
    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#: 2010B     0000141896
                     Type: Removable Hard Disk
                     Capacity: 502.0 MB = 0.4 GB (1028160 x 512)
    
    Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0 
    cpboot> 
    cpboot> 
    cpboot> 
    cpboot> 
    cpboot> 

     As you see DRAM  says its 512mb

     

    When you are in the cpboot you need to issue the next command: eye_finder

    Like this:

    cpboot> eye_finder
    Erasing #
    Erased 1 sectors
    Writing ################
    cpboot> 

     After this you need to turn off or disconnect the controller

    Take the

     

    Now open the wireless controller to change the Memory, which is located where the red box is

    controller_inside.jpg

     

    You take that memory off and put the memory you bough in that slot.

     

    Now you close the Wireless controller  and turn it on again and let the normal booting goes...

     

    You will see this

     

    CPBoot 1.2.0.0 (build 20527)
    Built: 2009-01-20 at 18:55:40
     ***** Running DRAM Eye-Finder ***** 
    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: 1.2
    SMP:   All 8 cpus successfully started
    Boot:  Primary bootflash partition
    POST2: OK
    Saving eye-finder results to flash...
    Erasing #
    Erased 1 sectors
    Writing ################
    Saving eye-finder results in secondary bank...
    Erasing #
    Erased 1 sectors
    Writing ################
    Reselecting primary flash bank.
    Net:   xlr_gmac0 xlr_gmac1 xlr_gmac2 xlr_gmac3
    IDE:   Bus 0: OK 
           Device 0: Model: CF 512MB Firm: 20080112 Ser#: 2010B     0000141896
                     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########################################

     You will see that the eye finder will work there for like1 or 2 minutes so be patient!

    You also will notice that the DRAM now its 1024MB instead of 512MB, so if you see this then you did a good job, you are done! :)

     

    Cheers

    Carlos

    [Mod note: edited title for readability]


    #3200


  • 2.  RE: [Tutorial] How to upgrade 3200 memory

    Posted Dec 24, 2013 09:33 AM

    Hi Nightshade,

     

    What type of RAM did you use?

     

    Thanks!

     

    -Mike



  • 3.  RE: [Tutorial] How to upgrade 3200 memory
    Best Answer

    Posted Dec 24, 2013 12:29 PM

    I used that one that aruba sells...

    this is the part number 3200-MEM-UG

     

    Cheers

    Carlos



  • 4.  RE: [Tutorial] How to upgrade 3200 memory

    Posted Dec 24, 2013 12:46 PM

    Carlos,

     

    Haha, I was hoping you'd say it was some 20 dollar piece you can pick up on Amazon - alas!

     

    -Mike



  • 5.  RE: [Tutorial] How to upgrade 3200 memory

    Posted Dec 24, 2013 07:25 PM

    sorry but it cost a way more than 20 bucks :P

     

    Cheers

    Carlos



  • 6.  RE: [Tutorial] How to upgrade 3200 memory

    Posted Aug 09, 2014 05:16 AM

    How can we check on a existing 3200 controller, whether the memory has been upgraded on it or not?

     

    The controller is in production. not possible to reboot the controller. 



  • 7.  RE: [Tutorial] How to upgrade 3200 memory

    Posted Aug 09, 2014 06:44 AM


  • 8.  RE: [Tutorial] How to upgrade 3200 memory

    Posted Jul 02, 2020 10:47 AM

    Is there anyway to get the memory info from either the GUI or CMD as its not that easy currently for me to get to the controller.