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Buying Riverbed things on eBay
Posted on 2011-01-10 23:00:00
Tags: Humor, Riverbed
Just for the fun of it, I checked out some Riverbed appliances and
hardware on eBay.
- DELL RIVERBED SERVER 3GHZ 2GB RAM - Nice piece of hardware for
188 dollars. You can't use it as a Steelhead appliance anymore:
"Operating System Not Installed". Just put FreeBSD or Linux or
it and you have a great server.
- Riverbed Steelhead Central Management Console 8000 - For 500
dollars you have a Dell PowerEdge 850 only, because: "unit is
unlicensed" which means that the CMC software won't function.
And before you can get the license keys from Riverbed, you need
to get a support contract for it.
- Riverbed Dual Copper GIG-E Bypass PCI-X CMP-00028 - For 25
dollars you get a nice bypass card which only works on the xx10
and xx20 series hardware, not on the xx50 hardware. Make sure
you check the Bypass Card Installation Guide before you buy
- Riverbed Steelhead-2000 P4SCE 2U Server w/P4 2.2GHZ/2GB - For
500 dollars you have a chassis without any capabilities, because
"hard disk drives are not included.". That is not a Steelhead
appliance, that is a normal computer.
- Used Riverbed Steelhead 2010 WAN Acceleration Appliance - Nothing
spectular here, except for the picture on the side. With a
picture like this (despite the bad photoshopping), who can
resist such a deal?
- RIVERBED SHA-06020 STEELHEAD MODEL 6020 - Imagine paying 4000
dollars for a 120 thousand dollars box. Oh, but it doesn't come
with any harddisks. Which means you have to buy new harddisks
from Riverbed. But a support contract first. Plus you still
have no way to get the operating system on the machine. So you
buy a computer, not a Steelhead appliance. Again.
So far no luck, still haven't been able to find a full working
Steelhead appliance on eBay. Time to go to bed!
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