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upgrade 7205 controller from 6.5.4.2 to latest (8.2.1) firmware

Is there document describing the procedure?

 

I thought i just upload an image of the firmware under maintenance/Image Mamagement.

But i see heavy download of an OVA that should contain a migration tool ??.

 

Kind Regards

Gerard

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Re: upgrade 7205 controller from 6.5.4.2 to latest (8.2.1) firmware

OVA is for the initial install.

 

When the choices are listed as:

ArubaOS_VMC_8.2.1.0_64044

ArubaOS_VMC_8.2.1.0_64044.iso

ArubaOS_VMC_8.2.1.0_64044.ova

 

You'd need the image w/o the extension for a fw upgrade (so in the example above, the non-ova/non-iso image.


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

Re: upgrade 7205 controller from 6.5.4.2 to latest (8.2.1) firmware

Hey, take a look at the below in the first instance. Upgrading to AOS8 will wipe the configuration, so you will need to ensure you have the relevant backups.

 

https://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Technology-Blog/Migrating-to-ArubaOS-8-What-to-Expect-and-How-to-Get-Started/ba-p/412058

 

You will need the below if you wish to upgrade the 72xx series:

 

ArubaOS_72xx_8.2.1.0_64044


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Occasional Contributor II

Re: upgrade 7205 controller from 6.5.4.2 to latest (8.2.1) firmware

hmm don't know if understand, i should be able to upgrade ONYL my 7205 controller don't i?

I don't want to step up to the MM controller

 

HOW can just upgrade my 7205 controllers?

 

Kind Regards

Gerard

Occasional Contributor II

Re: upgrade 7205 controller from 6.5.4.2 to latest (8.2.1) firmware

Can't seem to figger out where i can download the firmware?

 

Rgrds

Gerard

p.s. Is there realy now way to step-by-step upgrade and save the config ?

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Re: upgrade 7205 controller from 6.5.4.2 to latest (8.2.1) firmware

You should be able to upgrade an individual controller unless you have it setup in an MD cluster.  It might be worth it to try opening a TAC case since they've run through this before.  I haven't tried any MM/MD setups in my testing yet.


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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Re: upgrade 7205 controller from 6.5.4.2 to latest (8.2.1) firmware


@gerardswrote:

hmm don't know if understand, i should be able to upgrade ONYL my 7205 controller don't i?

I don't want to step up to the MM controller

 

HOW can just upgrade my 7205 controllers?

 

Kind Regards

Gerard


Gerard, the link to download the 8.2.1 software image for your 7205 is below:

 

https://support.arubanetworks.com/DownloadSoftware/tabid/75/DMXModule/510/Command/Core_Download/Default.aspx?EntryId=29395

 

You need to sign into the support site with valid credentials in order to download the software.I agree with Rob, if you haven't worked with 8.x previously, you'll want to have a TAC case open before upgrading an operating network from 6.5 to 8.x.


Charlie Clemmer
Aruba Customer Engineering
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