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Registered: ‎07-16-2014

Get Aruba Instant Firmware

Hi everybody:

 

I have on my own an Aruba AP-225 with ArubaOS 6.3.0.0 preloaded firmware. I need to change the firmware to Aruba Instant Centaurus 4.0.0.0 for my purposes, but I'm unable to find the place where these images can be downloaded from arubanetworks.com.

 

Could somebody send me the appropiate image file via DropBox, MEGA, etc? I appreciate the help.

 

Best regards!

 

Marc D.

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Registered: ‎04-13-2009

Re: Get Aruba Instant Firmware

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Is the AP model AP-225 or IAP-225.  If it is an AP-225 with ArubaOS on it, then you cannot put InstantOS on it.    IAPs can convert to Campus APs, but not the other way around.

 

For reference all software is available on the Support site with a login:  http://support.arubanetworks.com.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Get Aruba Instant Firmware

Thanks for the fast response!

 

Uh oh, my devide is AP-225... But the datasheet of Aruba AP-220 series (http://www.arubanetworks.com/pdf/products/DS_AP220Series.pdf) says I can choose the operating mode, Controller-managed AP or Remote AP (RAP) running ArubaOS™ or Aruba Instant™ AP running InstantOS™. This two availale modes only applies on IAP devices? AP-225 and IAP-225 have the same hardware isn't it? I found surprising to not be able to change the firmware...

 

By the way; about the login process last week I have tried to register my device. The registration page said me to wait between 3 and 5 days to check my data, but still I don't have received any response. If software is available under the login I can't nowadays access to it. There is perhaps any additional steps I must do in order to obtain guaranteed access to the software?

 

Thanks a lot!

 

Marc D.

 

 

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Posts: 1,644
Registered: ‎04-13-2009

Re: Get Aruba Instant Firmware

You can email support@arubanetworks.com and inquire about your account creation (doing so will automatically open a TAC case).   Regardless of your access to the support portal, if you have an AP-225, you cannot put InstantOS on it.  

 

There are two modes to meet your management requirements (controller or Instant) as the datasheet shows below.   However, you need to choose whether you want an IAP or AP model before buying.    If you are in doubt, buy an IAP as it can convert back and forth; however, the "AP" variant model cannot be reconfigured as an Instant.  

 

1) Controller-managed Campus or Remote AP

2) InstantAP running InstantOS

 

ap225-modes.png

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Systems Engineer, Northeast USA
ACCX | ACDX | ACMX

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Registered: ‎07-16-2014

Re: Get Aruba Instant Firmware

OK, thanks for your clarifications.

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Registered: ‎02-19-2010

Re: Get Aruba Instant Firmware

There's absolutely no way to re-flash the AP and install InstantOS on it? Seems kind of a waste of an AP when in a situation where controller-less configuration is desired.

 

David.

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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Get Aruba Instant Firmware

webnetwiz,

 

We are restricted by the regulatory bodies to only allow devices that were purchased as an instant device to function as an instant device.  We do not have a choice.



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Regular Contributor I
Posts: 190
Registered: ‎04-27-2009

Re: Get Aruba Instant Firmware

just imagine controller-AP-based environments were you put factory-default AP's freshly unboxed into that network, or in case were AP gets faulty. then you would waste more time to setup/convert each unboxed IAP to AP with the maintenance conversion menu . 

 

i agree to that "wish" if IAP's would support DHCP options were they would convert them live by themselves during boot process to controller campus managed AP's . 

 

 

 

 

Guru Elite
Posts: 21,026
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Get Aruba Instant Firmware

bg,

 

Please post that request on the ideas portal.

 

The vast majority of users know what their AP will be used for ahead of time and purchase them based on how they will be deployed (campus or IAP) initially.  Mass conversions can already be done if you bring up all your IAPs in a single cluster and click on Convert.

 



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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