07-02-2013 09:26 PM
I am trying to merge 2 clusters in different subnet of IAPs into 1 cluster same subnet, the following is done in my lab
AP-1 : Cluster 1 - SSID: Aruba-Testing1
AP-2: Cluster 2 - SSID: Aruba-Testing2
When I unplug AP-1 and plug it into AP-2 cluster it appears as part of AP-2 cluster broadcasting Aruba-Testing2 and forgotten about it's role as a Virtual Controller in cluster 1. Please advise if this is normal way an IAP will react when merging into another cluster? I was told that best practise is to reset the IAP first but in a deployed environment where the APs are mounted it is additional effort to bring it down and reset the AP. Any advise from the expert in this forum?:smileyhappy:
07-02-2013 09:46 PM
This is expected behavior.
The Virtual Controller of a group owns the config for the entire group. When you join a new AP to the group, whether it is at factory default or has a config on it from a previous group, it will inherit the config from the VC of the group it just joined.