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Sun Storage Common Array Manager (CAM) is free of charge however in order to download it, you need to have a valid login on our web site https://support.oracle.com and this login needs to be associated to contract or warranty in order to download CAM. It is not possible to download CAM if you do not have a valid login entitled to download CAM.
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I just wanted to give an update on this.
After long discussions I got an offer from Oracle to get a paid support contract subscription. In numbers it was around 2500 EUR for both arrays and the two servers. For something to play around with at home? Not something I could afford. I tried to make them understand that anything above 50 EUR is useless. I tried to describe that I wanted to get CAM and never return to the site for any support. I was without luck.
I thought I was lucky, getting some used Sun hardware in my hands but:
- Sun is definitely dead, no access to firmware or special software renders products like external arrays useless
- Oracle is not willing to give free/low-cost access to downloads
- I do understand now, why there is no market for used Sun hardware on Ebay
- IBM yay! Downloads back to P1 Server from somewhere 1995
- HP yay! Also loads of back dated downloads to play with
- Dell yay! At least servers stuff range back in time +10 years
- Apple yay! Okay, no servers but still download back to stuff from 98/99
I personally do not understand what Oracle get's from this. All people I asked (former Sun dealers) seem to have switched to other Hw vendors. As an admin, I learned my stuff with used hardware. With things learned from this Oracle thing, I'd always suggest IBM, HP or Dell to my boss/co-workers/customers or anyone now using stuff from Oracle.
It seems to a bit late after the buy out, but now even I got it: Sun was great in the ancient past. Oracle is the black hole which sucked it all up :(
Okay, sorry I had to get this off my mind. Please don't take my opinion personal in any way. I know Support cost money, Download servers cost too, but this...
I have to agree to that, currently in the same boat looking for a free storage manager. I get an error while trying to download it :
Failure of server APACHE bridge:
No backend server available for connection: timed out after 10 seconds or idempotent set to OFF.
I assume its due to lack of service contract? It would be nice to use it and I would happily pay for it but for such money its just ridiculous. Oracle can be absolutely sure that I wont be buying or recommending anything from them.
If anyone would like to share the software(whatever 6.X version) please post a link here or post a message and I'll pm You.