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Instant AP compatibility

Hi all,

I'm working on a network with a few controllerless IAP-205-WW APs. Part no. JL184A. Will the addition of IAP-205-RW (Part no. JW212A) APs to the network be seamless or do I have to stick to JL184A access points?

 

Michael

 

 

Aruba Employee

Re: Instant AP compatibility


michael.morgan@netlinks.co.ttwrote:

Hi all,

I'm working on a network with a few controllerless IAP-205-WW APs. Part no. JL184A. Will the addition of IAP-205-RW (Part no. JW212A) APs to the network be seamless or do I have to stick to JL184A access points?

 

 


The earlier JL184A IAPs were earlier pre-acquisition AP models that run different firmware. You would not be able to cluster them along with the JW212A models.


Charlie Clemmer
Aruba Customer Engineering

Re: Instant AP compatibility

Hi Charlie,

 

Thank you for your response.

Any suggestions? The JL184A have been discontinued and are very hard to find.

Do I have to abandon the units that we deployed a year ago and replace all with the current units?

 

Michael

 

 

Contributor I

Re: Instant AP compatibility

We've had a similar issue with our 205s beyond the stated memory deficiency. 

 

What we did was re-allocate the older 205s so that they would be together and so we wouldn't have to worry about that "mixed" cluster issue.  I would say you don't have to abandon them, but if you MUST use them in a cluster with the newer 205s, you may be out of luck. 

In a pinch you could also run two clusters (if your environment is suitable to such a thing) 

Aruba Employee

Re: Instant AP compatibility

The JW212A has also gone end of sale as of 4/30/18. The JL184A sku ended on 11/1/16.

 

I see conflicting information about whether the two SKUs can work in the same cluster, since the JW212A was the replacement SKU for the JL184A. It may be possible, but I would test or validate through Aruba TAC first before making a purchase.


Charlie Clemmer
Aruba Customer Engineering
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