[Soekris] They finally suspended operations

EricB eric at snowybleach.com
Thu Apr 27 02:49:44 CEST 2017


Hey Tom,
I've also deployed a number Supermicro boxes during a few month span
when the net6501 was backordered using the "SuperServer 5015A-EHF-D525"
(https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1U/5015/SYS-5015A-EHF-D525.cfm) 
This worked as a good replacement since it has:
- an internal USB socket for boot software
- supports console redirection for headless operation and BIOS recovery
- software is seamlessly interchangeable between Soekris/SuperMicro for
the OpenBSD/FreeBSD-based firewalls I run
- has a PCIe slot so you can add a quad ethernet card for 6 ethernet
ports (versus Soekris' 8-12)
- supports SODIMMs, so you can run 4GB or RAM versus the Soekris' 2GB
max with the net6501-70

The ADI Engineering RCC-VE has a rackmount option
(http://www.adiengineering.com/products/rcc-ve-rackmount-appliance/)
which looks good, but I haven't used any of their hardware yet.

Cheers, Eric


On 4/26/2017 15:50, Tom Parker wrote:
>
> Do you have a rack mount case that you like? 
>
> I have been a Soekris customer for 12 years and am just now shopping
> for a replacement for my rack mounted net6501s.  The APU2 looks great
> but I will need to find a good 19" rack mount case for it as well.
>
> Thanks for any info you have
>
> Tom Parker
>
>
> On 04/26/2017 06:48 PM, Dan Shechter wrote:
>> I have replaced my failing 6501 with PC Engine APU2. Very happy.
>>
>> Funny how the rack mounting kits cost a lot, relative to the price of
>> the APU its self.
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 12:58 PM, Nick Gyurov <ngyurov at gmail.com
>> <mailto:ngyurov at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     Bryan, I'm switching to PC Engines.
>>
>>     On Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at 3:56 AM BKW Soekris
>>     <bkw+1481036937 at netwtc.net <mailto:bkw%2B1481036937 at netwtc.net>>
>>     wrote:
>>
>>         On 2017-04-26 10:11, Scott Gustafson wrote:
>>         > From the home page announcement: http://soekris.com/
>>
>>         Well, at least they've made it clear.  Now I can finally give
>>         up hope on
>>         a new product.  And I can also give up hope for some official
>>         contribution to the mailing list regarding the net6501
>>         problems.  And
>>         now I can officially start planning for the eventual
>>         replacement of my
>>         net6501, knowing that it will be REQUIRED to be a non-Soekris
>>         option.
>>         Now I need to find a rack mount server that can run
>>         completely fanless.
>>         Anybody have any suggestions?
>>
>>         -Bryan
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>>     -- 
>>     Regards,
>>     Nick
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