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Registered: ‎03-04-2013

Cisco AP Hardware Replacement

Hey guys

 

I am currently configuring an Airwave server for 2000+ Cisco APs and have some questions in regard to the "hardware replacement" feature. How does it really work? If I replace an access point with a different one, Will the new one import the exact configuration? Will it appear in VisualRF in the same spot?

 

Thanks for the help

 

Regards

 

Sara

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Registered: ‎07-29-2010

Re: Cisco AP Hardware Replacement

Hello

 

I'm afraid that the AP would have a different MAC address and therefore would have to be placed in Visual RF. That would be like adding a new AP to the network, just remove the missing /old AP and then replace it with the new one.

 

Regards

 

Samuel Pérez
ACMP, ACCP, ACDX#100

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Re: Cisco AP Hardware Replacement

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The replace hardware option is for if you want to maintain the historic data.  The workflow should be:

 

1.  Turn on / install new device

2.  Disable the old device

3.  Go to old device's manage page

4.  Select 'replace hardware'

5a. If new device is in 'new devices', you can select it from there

5b. If new device is not in 'new devices', then add the device using Device Setup -> Add, and then select the device as a replacement

6.  Power down the old device

 

The option also appears if you go to a group / folder list, click on 'modify devices' (checkboxes should appear next to device names).  Then select the device that is being replaced and choose the 'replace hardware' option at the bottom.


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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Posts: 1,271
Registered: ‎10-16-2008

Re: Cisco AP Hardware Replacement

In response to VisualRF:  The hardware replacement will swap the old AP for the new AP on the floor plans (when following previously outlined steps).


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