Goodnight Agami

There are 30 comments on the PE Hub story from Aug 1, 2008, titled Goodnight Agami. In it, PE Hub reports that:

Enterprise storage company Agami Systems has shut down, sources tell peHUB. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company had raised around $90 million in VC funding since 2003, including a $45 million Series C infusion ...

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Mitch

Holt, CA

#24 Apr 6, 2009
Looking for the passwords to AGAMI systems.
Customer effed by agami

United States

#25 Apr 9, 2009
Anyone have a list of equipment parts and vendors to do our own support if necessary? Anyone supporting the Agami units now? The new company? Or do I have to track down the old agami exec's who screwed me and all the other customers they had and will never have again?
Agami Cryer

Fremont, CA

#26 May 5, 2009
We have an AIS 3009 that needs a CPU fan.
Apparently, we need to power it down and remove the drives just to get at it.
The unit is still funcitoning and the CPU heat is no greater than the others but would like to replace it never the less.
Anyone have an 3009 or a parts list with the fan specs so I can order it before we break the skin?
Thanks.

Since: May 09

Fremont, CA

#27 May 6, 2009
Mitch wrote:
Looking for the passwords to AGAMI systems.
Passwords are auto-generated at the time of purchase using serial number of new device.
Try:
superadmin
DUhFhSsd
mike

Deming, NM

#28 May 20, 2009
I have picked a 3004 cheap. Any way to get the books and manuals for it? Also can the drives be upgraded or replaced?
Badtux

Palo Alto, CA

#29 May 27, 2009
Drives are standard Western Digital SATA drives. Replacing drives is easy as long as it's the same size drive as the old one, assuming you can log into the GUI, just take the drive to be replaced offline, slide out the tray, remove the SATA drive from it, put new one in, put the tray back in, tell the GUI to scan for new drives, and it'll automagically find it and rebuild the array. You can't change to larger drives, sorry, the system is on two of the drives (mirrored RAID on two chunks) and SMS assumes all drives are the same general size so you can't just remove the non-system drives and insert bigger ones, SMS will blow chunks (literally).

Regarding passwords, both the grub password and the system password were randomly-generated at system imaging time so unfortunately nobody can tell you what they were except whoever currently has the password database (who doesn't seem to be talking). They were *not* computed from the serial number, they were pretty much random, based on system entropy generated by /dev/random. Contact me via email at badtux @ badtux.net if you want a procedure to reset the filer to a blank slate with 'test123' passwords. You will need to open up the box and pull out the EIDE flash boot chip for this procedure, but it does work (assuming Agami didn't change how system boot and initialization worked in the years after I left Agami -- a good assumption to make, for reasons I'll discuss via email if requested).

Finally, if you have an Agami filer cheap off of eBay or something, one thing you might do is install a modern Linux on it instead of Agami's software and just use it as a very big / loud / power-chewing Linux server. The hardware *should* be supported by all modern Linux distributions, just remember that you can't boot off the hard disks -- you must put your /boot partition onto the flash. You may also need to reset the BIOS settings with the on-board jumper to boot off an external USB DVD-ROM drive to install your image. Worst thing that could happen would be that you ended up with a useless boatanchor, but since that describes Agami's hardware and software at this point in time anyhow, what is there to lose? Other than the $200 shipping to ship a 50 pound server across the country, that is?:).
Shoaib Siddiqi

Fremont, CA

#30 Jun 24, 2009
Customer effed by agami wrote:
Anyone have a list of equipment parts and vendors to do our own support if necessary? Anyone supporting the Agami units now? The new company? Or do I have to track down the old agami exec's who screwed me and all the other customers they had and will never have again?
I have two AIS 3009 and some spare parts, also have one EX-Agami Engineer who can provide support if needed:
You can contact me at
USI Networks

[email protected]
Bob

San Francisco, CA

#31 Aug 25, 2009
Maybe
Ray

United States

#32 Oct 11, 2009
Soon
Ray

North York, Canada

#33 Nov 22, 2010
Is there anyone that can support the AIS 3009? or do you have a contact?

thanks,

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