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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 50
Registered: ‎08-07-2009

3.4.x.x vs 3.3.2.x

how's the 3.4.x.x code line looking in production?

Any issue over 3.3.2.x line?

We're looking to upgrade and wanted to get some opinions first.

thanks!
Guru Elite
Posts: 21,264
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

3.4.x


how's the 3.4.x.x code line looking in production?

Any issue over 3.3.2.x line?

We're looking to upgrade and wanted to get some opinions first.

thanks!




r_harris,

Plenty of functionality has been added. You would have to download the 3.4.0.6 and 3.4.1 release notes to take it all in. As for the "how is it looking in production", I will let the community answer.


Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎10-15-2009

Works great!


how's the 3.4.x.x code line looking in production?

Any issue over 3.3.2.x line?

We're looking to upgrade and wanted to get some opinions first.

thanks!




We've pushed out 3.4.0.4 to 30 controllers across our enterprise about 3 weeks ago and it's been smooth sailing. The new 3.4.x code comes with several wizards to help set up the controllers if you're new to the Aruba game. (Controller setup wizard, AP provisioning wizard, WLAN wizard and License Wizard)
We're going to 3.4.1 soon. You shouldn't have any concerns moving forward. It's solid.
Frequent Contributor I
Posts: 98
Registered: ‎08-19-2008

Re: 3.4.x.x vs 3.3.2.x

Reading the release notes, it seems the config file from 3.3.2.X is not compatible with 3.4.X, is this correct? If so, do you need to wipe the controller clean after installing 3.4.X and reconfigure from scratch?
Thanks,

Marcelo
University of Denver
Marcelo Lew
Wireless Network Architect-Engineer
University of Denver
Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎10-15-2009

Re: 3.4.x.x vs 3.3.2.x

Expect an outage, but the only part of the config that didn't seem to transfer over is the authentication. You'll have to redo your server groups, etc.
Guru Elite
Posts: 21,264
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Upgrade/Downgrade


Reading the release notes, it seems the config file from 3.3.2.X is not compatible with 3.4.X, is this correct? If so, do you need to wipe the controller clean after installing 3.4.X and reconfigure from scratch?
Thanks,

Marcelo
University of Denver




Marcelo,

According to the 3.4.1 upgrade guide, you CAN upgrade from 3.3.2.x to 3.4.x without wiping. BEFORE you upgrade, you want to copy the running configuration that you have under 3.3.2.x to a file on the controller. If you have to downgrade from 3.4.x, you THEN want to boot from that configuration file, since the 3.4 file cannot be downgraded or read by the 3.3.2.x installation.


Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎04-02-2007

Re: 3.4.x.x vs 3.3.2.x

Last I looked at the release notes/upgrade guide for moving from 3.3 to 3.4, I saw mention of contacting TAC for updated configs? Does that step still exist, or can I just slap 3.4 on there and let it upgrade the config for me?
Aruba
Posts: 760
Registered: ‎05-31-2007

3.4.x.x vs 3.3.2.x

A 3.3. to 3.4 upgrade is pretty straightforward.

Just follow your usual process, e.g. make a back-up first, proceed with
the upgrade.

The only caveat I can think of is upon downgrading, you will see that
the local database entries will need some rework if you migrate back
down from 3.4 to 3.3, however if you know that in advance, that too is
not a big issue.

JF
Aruba Employee
Posts: 509
Registered: ‎07-03-2008

Re: 3.4.x.x vs 3.3.2.x

I did a direct upgrade from 3.3.2.19 to 3.4.1.0 in my lab, no issues whatsoever. Another user mentioned auth server config loss, but I didn't see that with my two RADIUS server configs and my server group.
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