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Riverbed Lab Requirement Recommendations

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Hello Experts,

I would like to learn how to configure Riverbed Steelhead.  I currently have a Riverbed Steelhead 250M, that I managed to acquire from my work. However, to really learn how to implement Riverbed it is necessary to have two Riverbeds.

Can someone recommend a second inexpensive Riverbed that I can use?

Cheers

Carlton
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by:Infamus
ID: 39919064
The cheapest model they have is CX255 Series and they also have a virtual appliances if you are running vm's in your organization.
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by:Infamus
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One more thing is that they offer trial period which they will send you an appliance to try it out for a certain period of time.  You can return the appliance at no cost.

We ended up keeping them since it helped us a lot.
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by:cpatte7372
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Infamous,

That's brilliant

Thanks mate

Carlton
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by:Infamus
ID: 39919286
Let me know if you need any help on the configuration as we are using them and I'm very familiar with the configs.

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by:cpatte7372
ID: 39920091
Hi Infamus,

I should let you know that the Riverbed is needed for my own personal training.

As I'm on a budget would you still recommend CX255?

Cheers
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 39920092
Hi Infamus,

I should let you know that the Riverbed is needed for my own personal training.

As I'm on a budget would you still recommend CX255?

Cheers
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 39920152
Hi Infamus,

I should let you know that the Riverbed is needed for my own personal training.

As I'm on a budget would you still recommend CX255?

Cheers
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 39920180
Hi Infamus,

I found the following Riverbed Steelhead on ebay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Riverbed-Steelhead-250-250L-SHA-00250-L-Firewall-WAN-Application-Accelerator-/131137520905?pt=UK_Computing_Firewall_VPN_Devices&hash=item1e8867c509

Riverbed Steelhead 250 250L SHA-00250-L Firewall WAN Application Accelerator

Will that fulfill my needs to learn how to configure, implement and install riverbeds?

Cheers

Carlton
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 39920214
Hi Infamus,

Can you let me know the difference between

Riverbed Steelhead 250H WAN Application Accelerator Appliance SHA-00250-H

and

Riverbed Steelhead 250 250L SHA-00250-L Firewall WAN Application Accelerator

Will either suffice for my learning curve?

Cheers

Carlton
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Here is the comparison chart for different models.

http://media-cms.riverbed.com/documents/SpecSheet-Riverbed-FamilyProduct_xx50.pdf

Try to match the software image version with what you have since the options might be different.  The lastest firmware image is 8.5.2.b.

You will need seperate support subscription to download the image from their website.
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