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Bulk Provisioning

Code 5.0.3.1 - 6000 Chassis - M3 Controller --- Has anyone experienced issues with command line provisioning a large number of APs by pasting text into the interface? Is there a better way to do it?
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Re: Bulk Provisioning

exactly what are you pasting into the commandline?


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Re: Bulk Provisioning

For example:

provision-ap no ipaddr
provision-ap a-antenna "auto"
provision-ap g-antenna "auto"
provision-ap no external-antenna
provision-ap pap-user "pap-rap"
provision-ap pap-passwd "password"
provision-ap ikepsk "password"
provision-ap ap-group "new-apgroup"
provision-ap ap-name "my-ap"
provision-ap syslocation "FarAway"
provision-ap reprovision ap-name my-ap

Times however many APs I need to provision (anywhere from 1 to 1000)
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Re: Bulk Provisioning


For example:

provision-ap no ipaddr
provision-ap a-antenna "auto"
provision-ap g-antenna "auto"
provision-ap no external-antenna
provision-ap pap-user "pap-rap"
provision-ap pap-passwd "password"
provision-ap ikepsk "password"
provision-ap ap-group "new-apgroup"
provision-ap ap-name "my-ap"
provision-ap syslocation "FarAway"
provision-ap reprovision ap-name my-ap

Times however many APs I need to provision (anywhere from 1 to 1000)




These all look like remote APs, based on your parameters. Probably the best way to do many \access points in that manner, is using a provisioning profile. Please search the user guide for "Provisioning multiple APs with a provisioning profile". I am not saying that the commandline method is not supported, but it you have to push 11 commands for each access point you want to setup in that manner. If you use a provisioning profile, it will automatically do that for every access point that happens to be in that AP-group, means as soon as the APs come up they will be set without your intervention.


Colin Joseph
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Re: Bulk Provisioning

Thanks, that's a great answer, but in the 5.0 user guide the only reference to a provisioning profile is a definition of what it is.
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Re: Bulk Provisioning

The ArubaOS 6.0 user guide has a much more complete explanation, as well as examples. Sorry for it not being in 5.0


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Re: Bulk Provisioning

Found it in the 5.0 command reference guide. I will check the 6.0 user guide out. I am hoping for some guidelines on how to apply the provisioning profile to multiple APs?
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Re: Bulk Provisioning

The provisioning profile is an attribute of an ap-group. You create an ap provisioning profile, you attach it to an ap-group and every AP in that group will have those parameters applied. It is that straightforward.


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Re: Bulk Provisioning

Brilliant. Love how it all comes together. Thank you sooooo much.
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