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Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎11-23-2012

Cloning / Copying AP Groups

Hi,

I made a copy of an existing AP Group using the method described in a post I found:

http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/ArubaOS-and-Controllers/Easy-way-to-copy-AP-Group/m-p/14397/highlight/true#M6115

 

So I made a new group using CLI command:

ap-group <new-group>

 

Then I cloned the contents from an existing group with command:

clone <old-group>

 

I then made a new AAA profile which I wanted to be used with the new ap-group. When I changed the AAA profile in the NEW ap-group, it also became active in the OLD ap-group. I then went and changed the aaa-profile in the OLD ap-group to the correct one, but then it became active also in the NEW ap-group... As if these two ap-groups were linked together in some way.

 

Is this a feature of ArubaOS (6.1.2.2) that I have failed to understand or is it some kind of bug? If this is a feature, how can I make changes to these two ap-groups separately or do I always have to create an ap-group from scratch, even if they are almost similar?

Guru Elite
Posts: 21,489
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Cloning / Copying AP Groups

The top-level in a WLAN is a Virtual AP.  Here is an abbreviated version the output of "show profile-hierarchy:

 

ap-group
    wlan virtual-ap
        aaa profile
        wlan ssid-profile
    wlan virtual-ap2
aaa profile 2
wlan ssid-profile2

The question is, what do you want to copy?

 

If you simply want to make the wireless networks in one group, available on access points in another group, you simply clone the AP group, just like you did.  What it does not change is the fact that other devices in the first AP group are still tied to the settings under the ap-group that you just cloned.

 

If you want to make changes to a setting so that it does not affect the previous AP Group, say the AAA profile, you need to (1) Make the change (2) save a copy (3) click apply.

 

The AAA profile is an exception in that you have to make the change to a AAA profile under Configuration> Security> Authentication.  You cannot make changes to a AAA profile under Configuration> Wireless> AP Configuration> AP Group> Edit.

 



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎11-23-2012

Re: Cloning / Copying AP Groups

Ok,

Thank you for your answer. I will study this further and digest the info :)

Guru Elite
Posts: 21,489
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Cloning / Copying AP Groups

Specificially to answer what you were trying to do, you would have to (1) Save A copy of the Virtual AP (2) Change the AAA profile in the new virtual AP to the new AAA profile you constructed.

 



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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