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Secondhand OXE

Post by Parsonson » 29 Mar 2018 07:18

I was a trained technician on the 4400, several years ago. I am looking to get back into that line of work, but want to buy a small switch to brush up my skills. eBay has lots of secondhand OXEs from not much more that €150. Will I be able to play with one of these straight from the box? Or will I have to buy new licences to use them?
I don't plan to connect to PSTN, just sit at home and remind myself how to configure things . . . :)

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Re: Secondhand OXE

Post by oldboy » 29 Mar 2018 09:54

Why buy a physical oxe, use VM workstation or player and load a VM oxe and away you go.
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Re: Secondhand OXE

Post by cavagnaro » 29 Mar 2018 10:54

You will still need valid licenses and will last only 30 days. Trick for restore licenses stopped working since R9.1

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Post by oldboy » 29 Mar 2018 18:42

You can still do it Cav just a lit bit more work :)
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Post by cavagnaro » 29 Mar 2018 19:19

O.o please share! How?

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Re: Secondhand OXE

Post by Parsonson » 31 Mar 2018 07:23

Thanks for the advice, fellas. Sounds like a much better option. But I don't have access to an OXE at the moment, and have no idea how to create a VM image file in any case. Can anyone advise before I bite the bullet and buy from Ebay?

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Re: Secondhand OXE

Post by Parsonson » 02 Apr 2018 07:27

Thanks Cavagnaro.
With the aid of your excellent tutorial I am no longer completely clueless about VM Ware! I have a working OXE, but am restricted on what I can do without valid OPS files :( Is it correct that I can buy a trial version to play with for 30 days? I can't find info online for this. Thanks

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Re: Secondhand OXE

Post by cavagnaro » 02 Apr 2018 13:32

No, no trial, what you do is to grab one from a customer or lab and use it in your lab. Will work for 30 days
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Re: Secondhand OXE

Post by swinstu » 18 May 2018 08:07

You can try the following to renew the 30 days, it worked for me on an R12.1 OXE in vmware workstation.

>cdmao
>mv software.mao software.old (rename software.mao to software.old)
>reboot

once reboot rename software.old to software.mao again:
>cdmao
>mv software.old software.mao

30 remaining days should be seen now. (incase if no duration days shown but panic flag 1 is present in spadmin, then reboot again after above software.mao change command)

Check spadmin option 1 for any panic flag, if panic flag = 1 then reboot once again and check spadmin option 1. Panic Flag should be 0.
And 30 days remaining message should on mtcl login.

Note you will need the correct software release in OPS (.swk) for the target OXE machine.
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