07-09-2018 07:41 PM
in my work I have an aruba 3600 this equipment is no longer used and we want to use it as a server that is to say to erase the OS and configure virtual machines with vmware, vspher etc. Is it possible to do this ???? Should it be possible, can I reverse the changes?
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Re: Aruba 3600
07-09-2018 07:46 PM
That is not possible. The 3600 is an appliance, not a server.
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07-10-2018 12:35 AM
Many appliances are in essence a general-purpose x86 server, running some special software (Linux in many cases).
The 3600 is a custom hardware appliance with a different processing architecture (CPU type), specifically focussed for network processing. Also for security purposes, the bootloader will only run signed firmware, to prevent someone uploading modified firmware to introduce backdoors, and similar.
Even if you were able to run something else on it, the CPU processing capacity is limited, as is the memory.
So it is not possible to convert a 3600 to a general-purpose server.
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