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Controller can't find accesspoint

Hi,

 

I can't do any mutations on an already  provisoned AP. The AP shows up on the mastercontroller when I list the ap database with "show ap database ". It also shows up with the command "show ap active "  on the local Controller. But when I try to reprovision the AP I get the message  "AP with name ... not found"

We have 2 mastercontrollers and 4 locals in our network and are running on version 6.1.2.4.

Does any one know how I can solve this problem?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Regards,

molena

MVP

Re: Controller can't find accesspoint

Most problems I've seen that affect AP provisioning are nonalfanumerical characters in their name and to a lesser extend spaces.

 

If the above is correct for your AP try and rename it through the cli to something basic and try again.

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Occasional Contributor II

Re: Controller can't find accesspoint

For our AP's we use for instance the following naming : AP105-99.8E.-.001

We use it for all our AP's .

The only way I know of to rename an AP is to reprovision it in the Web-gui under <Configuration>AP-installation>Provisioning. When I select that AP ( it shows up in the list ) and try to provision it , I get the message  "AP with name .. not found.

When I look under < Monitoring > Network> All Access Points >  this AP doesn't  show up in the list.

How can I rename a  AP on the CLI?

 

Guru Elite

Re: Controller can't find accesspoint

You can rename an AP on the commandline by using the link here:  http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Command-of-the-Day/COTD-AP-rename/m-p/44/highlight/true#M14



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Re: Controller can't find accesspoint

I have tried this but I get the same result.

This is what I get on the master controller:


 #show ap database | include AP105-99.8E.-.001
AP105-99.8E.-.001    < Group>     OAW-AP105     <IP Address >      Up 79d:17h:19m:47s      < Switch IP >

 # ap-rename ap-name AP105-99.8E.-.001  AP105-new
AP with name "AP105-99.8E.-.001" not found.

 

The AP is functioning normaly, clients are connected to it.

Guru Elite

Re: Controller can't find accesspoint


molena wrote:

I have tried this but I get the same result.

This is what I get on the master controller:


 #show ap database | include AP105-99.8E.-.001
AP105-99.8E.-.001    < Group>     OAW-AP105     <IP Address >      Up 79d:17h:19m:47s      < Switch IP >

 # ap-name AP105-99.8E.-.001  AP105-new
AP with name "AP105-99.8E.-.001" not found.

 

The AP is functioning normaly, clients are connected to it.


Try the same command, but with quotes:

 

ap-rename ap-name "AP105-99.8E.-.001"  AP105-new



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Re: Controller can't find accesspoint

I get the same result:

 

# ap-rename ap-name "AP105-99.8E.-.001" AP105-new
AP with name "AP105-99.8E.-.001"  not found.

Guru Elite

Re: Controller can't find accesspoint

Okay.

 

Use the serialnumber instead:

 

"show ap database long" will give you the serialnumber.

 

Then you do this:

 

ap-rename serial-num <serial number of ap> <new name of ap>

 



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Re: Controller can't find accesspoint

This works !

 

Thanks!

 

Kind regards,

molena

New Contributor

Re: Controller can't find accesspoint

Hi 

Im new here and for Aruba Access Points  as well.

I ve brought the access points live and users are connected and working from them.

I need to find Serial Number which i have not noted down.

 

Im not sure how to find it now. Can anyone let me how The serial numbers can be found ?

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