Environment : This article applies to all Aruba Instant platforms and versions.
Similar to the Aruba Controller, an Aruba Instant AP (IAP) that is functioning as a virtual controller is able to check the code running on incoming IAPs that are joining the swarm. If there is a code mismatch, the incoming IAP should upgrade the code first. The slave IAP upgrades the code to its non-default partition and reboots. When the slave is running the same code as the master, the configurations are synched.
From the AP console:
wifi1: AP type AP-105, radio 1, max_bssids 8
wifi1: Atheros 9280: mem=0x10000000, irq=48 hw_base=0xb0000000
cat: /tmp/master: No such file or directory
AP rebooted Sat Jan 1 00:08:18 UTC 2000: Image Sync Sucess
shutting down watchdog process (nanny will restart it)...
<<<<< Welcome to the Access Point >>>>>
process `snmpd' is using obsolete setsockopt SO_BSDCOMPAT
vap aruba001 vlan is 0. fwd-mode:0 mesh
00:24:6c:c8:ab:79# show version
Aruba Operating System Software.
ArubaOS (MODEL: 105), Version 126.96.36.199-188.8.131.52
Copyright (c) 2002-2011, Aruba Networks, Inc.
Compiled on 2011-07-27 at 23:45:51 PDT (build 29471) by p4build
AP uptime is 2 minutes 25 seconds
Reboot Time and Cause: AP rebooted Sat Jan 1 00:08:18 UTC 2000: Image Sync Success