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RAP Static can not be configured

Hello,

I am new to Aruba device and technology . I have a 620 controller and RAP-5wn DEVICES with me. The RAP is able to detect by the controller on DHCP is enabled.

but i need to configure it in static IP. Pls advise me how to configure it in static IP and how can I get the logs or of the RAP. the web interface of the RAP "http://rapconsole.arubanetworks.com/" does not help me to configure or get the logs

Thanks and Regards,
Alex george
Guru Elite

Give that RAP a static IP address

Iff the RAP can contact the controller, you can provision it with a static ip. Go to configuration> wireless> AP installation. Highlight the AP and click on provision. There is a space to configure a static IP address:



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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RAP Static can not be configured

Hi Alex,

The rapconsole.arubanetworks.com interface can be utilized to set a
static IP address on the RAP-5. I have used this feature with the
RAP-5 running a version 5 provisioning image. With version 5, there is
an 'advanced' tab that enables you to set parameters such as static IP
address directly on the RAP-5 via the rapconsole interface along with
the usual "IP address of the Master Controller" window.

You can check to see which image you have the on the RAP-5 upon boot-up
by looking at the top right corner of the webpage served up when you are
pointed to rapconsole.arubanetworks.com. We can walk through the
procedure to get the operating system and RAP-5 provisioning image to
version 5 if needed.

Another methodology you could try would be to look from the controller's
perspective. If the RAP-5 is able to connect to the controller with a
dynamic IP address, it should also be viewable under:
Configuration/Ap-Installation/Provision on the WEBUI of the controller.
If you go to this provisioning screen there are options about 3/4 of the
way down the screen for setting IP parameters (dynamic vs. static IP,
gateway, DNS etc) for each AP.

Rds,

Jason
Occasional Contributor II

Re: RAP Static can not be configured

Hello All,

Thanks a lot for the reply, the main issue is the RAP devices are in 3.0.2.0 vershion and the controller is on 5.0.2.0, If I add the Mac address in the white list and connect the device directly to the DHCP enabled port in the controller, it will automatically assing IP and update the firmware in the system. Once the OS is updated only I am getting an advanced option in the "http://rapconsole.arubanetworks.com/".

But I have to deploy 150 RAPs, which means I need to update firm ware for all this devices. But I will not have an access to the controller device everytime.

Can we do this remotely by the internal network.

" note"- we do not have a DHCP infrastructer as every thing should be manuel IP config.

Alex
Guru Elite

apflash command on the commandline

Alex,

Can you temporarily provide DHCP internally so that the APs can connect to the controller, to upgrade them? That might be the best option.

You can use the apflash command at any time to upgrade the backup or provisioning image of one, or multiple devices at a time. First, use "show ap image version" on the commandline to see the backup or provisioning image:

(apollo.arubanetworks.com) #show ap image ver

AP Image Versions On Controller
-------------------------------
5.0.1.0(p4build@cartman)#24398 Sun Jun 13 23:23:05 PDT 2010
5.0.1.0(p4build@cartman)#24398 Sun Jun 13 23:09:36 PDT 2010
5.0.1.0(p4build@cartman)#24398 Sun Jun 13 23:16:20 PDT 2010

Access Points Image Version
---------------------------
AP Running Image Version String Flash (Production) Image Version String Flash (Provisioning/Backup) Image Version String Matches Num Matches Num Mismatches Bad Checksums Bad Provisioning Checksums Image Load Status
-- ---------------------------- --------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------ ------- ----------- -------------- ------------- -------------------------- -----------------
10.69.16.147 5.0.1.0(p4build@cartman)#24398 Sun Jun 13 23:16:20 PDT 2010 5.0.1.0(p4build@cartman)#24398 Sun Jun 13 23:16:20 PDT 2010 5.0.2.1(p4build@cyprus)#25318 Fri Sep 10 17:30:07 PDT 2010 Yes 2 0 0 0 Done
10.69.16.137 5.0.1.0(p4build@cartman)#24398 Sun Jun 13 23:16:20 PDT 2010 5.0.1.0(p4build@cartman)#24398 Sun Jun 13 23:16:20 PDT 2010 5.0.2.1(p4build@cyprus)#25318 Fri Sep 10 17:30:07 PDT 2010 Yes 2 0 0 0 Done
10.69.16.191 5.0.1.0(p4build@cartman)#24398 Sun Jun 13 23:16:20 PDT 2010 5.0.1.0(p4build@cartman)#24398 Sun Jun 13 23:16:20 PDT 2010 5.0.2.1(p4build@cyprus)#25318 Fri Sep 10 17:30:07 PDT 2010 Yes 3 0 0 0 Done
10.69.16.133 5.0.1.0(p4build@cartman)#24398 Sun Jun 13 23:16:20 PDT 2010 5.0.1.0(p4build@cartman)#24398 Sun Jun 13 23:16:20 PDT 2010 5.0.2.1(p4build@cyprus)#25318 Fri Sep 10 17:30:07 PDT 2010 Yes 2 0 0 0 Done
10.69.16.194 5.0.1.0(p4build@cartman)#24398 Sun Jun 13 23:16:20 PDT 2010 5.0.1.0(p4build@cartman)#24398 Sun Jun 13 23:16:20 PDT 2010 5.0.2.1(p4build@cyprus)#25318 Fri Sep 10 17:30:07 PDT 2010 Yes 24 0 0 0 Done
10.69.16.185 5.0.1.0(p4build@cartman)#24398 Sun Jun 13 23:09:36 PDT 2010 5.0.1.0(p4build@cartman)#24398 Sun Jun 13 23:09:36 PDT 2010 3.3.2.18-rn-3.1.5(p4build@trinidad)#22927 Mon Nov 23 20:02:20 PST 2009 Yes 1 0 0 0 Done


The provisioning image needs to be at 5.0.0.0 and above for the "advanced" screen to be shown when doing zero-touch provisioning. Note that the last AP in this example has an older image and needs to be upgraded. The only way you can upgrade this image is to do the "apflash" command. Details are here: http://airheads.arubanetworks.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=2151&highlight=apflash

You can upgrade one AP by doing this:



or, you can upgrade all APs on that controller at the same time by doing this:



The great part about apflash is that you can upgrade an already working access point and it will do it in the background, even while it is serving clients. The access point will just reboot when it is finished. Use "show ap image version" to monitor the progress while upgrading. When the process is finished and the AP reboots, you will be able to see the advanced tab. Make sure that you clear the cache of your browser so that the Zero Touch screen is displayed correctly.

Eventually all of the access points will come with a 5.0.0.0 backup image and we have seen some come that way from the factory already.


Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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