[Soekris] They finally suspended operations

Folkert Saathoff folkert at feedface.com
Thu Apr 27 21:42:29 CEST 2017


I agree, we recently got two APU2 boards to complement (not yet replace) two net5501-70s that have been running _very robustly_ for years. so far the APU2s are behaving reasonably well, so seems promising as a platform to migrate to.

the one thing the APU2 lacks is the ability to remotely issue a hard reset, ie something like the in-band +++RESET serial command of the net5501. with APU2, a power cycle is required in case of hangup in boot, ddb or similar. talking to Pascal of pcengines.ch, it seems that he is philosophically opposed to these kind of magic sequences, so some other solution for emergency recovery is required... 


this thread has been very useful! it's good to hear about peoples experiences with other platforms... still sad to see the end of Soekris though :/

/f









> On 2017.04.27, at 06:48, Dan Shechter <danshtr at gmail.com> 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> wrote:
> Bryan, I'm switching to PC Engines.
> 
> On Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at 3:56 AM BKW Soekris <bkw+1481036937 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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