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Registered: ‎03-22-2013

Upgrade AirWave from v7.6.3 to v7.6.4

Are there any guides/manuals to describe upgrading from AirWave v7.6.3 to v7.6.4? I have checked the Aruba Support site and have not found anything that would help with the upgrade. Are there any specific steps to follow for the upgrade?

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Registered: ‎10-16-2008

Re: Upgrade AirWave from v7.6.3 to v7.6.4

Two options for upgrading based on network connectivity:

 

If your AMP can reach the internet, then you can use the automated method:

# start_amp_upgrade -v 7.6.4

This will then prompt you for your support account username and password.

 

If your AMP can't reach the internet directly, you can use the manual method:

1. Login to support.arubanetworks.com

2. Download AirWave upgrade package from Download -> AirWave -> AMP -> current version -> 7.6.4

3. Upload into /root (WinSCP is a common tool used for transferring from Windows to AMP)

4. Initialize the upgrade

     # start_amp_upgrade -v 7.6.4

 


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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Re: Upgrade AirWave from v7.6.3 to v7.6.4

Key point, before initializing the upgrade, change directories to /root so you're not in the directory getting upgraded.

Also, if you're upgrading over ssh, run screen first so a disconnected session won't break everything.

 

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Registered: ‎12-27-2011

Re: Upgrade AirWave from v7.6.3 to v7.6.4

We had an upgrade issue one time, and we were advised to clear the RRD cache prior to the upgrade.

 

I don't know that it is neccesary everytime, but I usually clear the RRD cache prior to the upgrade. It's become like rubbing the rabbit's foot.

 

Clearing the RRD cache

 

# rm -rf /var/airwave/cache/rrdcached/rrd.journal*

 

# rm -rf /var/lib/airwave/cache/fastmmap/awrrdtool_write_cache

 

# service rrdcached restart

 

 

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Registered: ‎04-02-2013

Re: Upgrade AirWave from v7.6.3 to v7.6.4

Rob,

 

Why isn't their any upgrade procedures in the documentation, just like it is when upgrading the Aruba Wireless Controllers?  Could this be added?

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Registered: ‎10-16-2008

Re: Upgrade AirWave from v7.6.3 to v7.6.4

Good idea.  I'll see what I can do.


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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