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Frequent Contributor I

Preconfiguration of large number Accesspoints

Hi

 

perhaps this question is too simple but i did not found a way to preconfigure a large number of APs.

 

We have 1000 new APs and i do not want to unbox them all before installation, so my plan is to scan all mac adresses on the boxes to preconfigure them e.g. in an cli script or similar.

 

Does anybody have an idea how to deal with it?

Re: Preconfiguration of large number Accesspoints

Assuming this is a controller based solution (and you're leaving CPSec enabled) you can add APs to the Campus Whitelist and they will be provisioned in the AP group you specify when you provision them.

 

To add an AP to the campus AP whitelist:

(host) #whitelist-db cpsec add mac-address <ap_mac_address>

ap-group <ap_group>

ap-name <ap_name>

description <description>

 

Helpful link.


Cheers
James
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Frequent Contributor I

Re: Preconfiguration of large number Accesspoints

I'm sorry for the missing information.

Yes it is a controller based environment with campus APs.

But CPSec is not enabled.

 

Is there no other way to deal with it?

Re: Preconfiguration of large number Accesspoints

I am not sure you can pre-provision them from the cli, but there are commands that can be used to rename them and place them in ap-groups.

 

(Lab-Master-02) #ap-rename ?
ap-name Rename AP with this name
serial-num Rename AP with this serial number
wired-mac Rename AP at this MAC address

 

(Lab-Master-02) #ap-regroup ?
ap-name Regroup AP with this name
serial-num Regroup AP with this serial number
wired-mac Regroup AP at this MAC address

 

 


Bruce Osborne - Wireless Engineer
ACCP, ACMP

All opinions written here are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of my employer or Aruba Networks

Frequent Contributor I

Re: Preconfiguration of large number Accesspoints

Thanks but that is not the solution because if the ap is not known by controller this commands will not work:

AP with MAC address xx:xx:xx:xx:xx not found.

Re: Preconfiguration of large number Accesspoints

You can use the commands after the APs have been connected to the controller then. It is still much quicker than configuring them one at a time.


Bruce Osborne - Wireless Engineer
ACCP, ACMP

All opinions written here are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of my employer or Aruba Networks

Frequent Contributor I

Re: Preconfiguration of large number Accesspoints

Yes it is quicker, but i have to wait till our customers get them online. And customers will connect the APs not all at same time so customers will have to contact us several times. So preconfiguration would be much more comfortable.

 

No other way? 

Re: Preconfiguration of large number Accesspoints

Something related to the Campus AP whitelist may work. I have not used that.


Bruce Osborne - Wireless Engineer
ACCP, ACMP

All opinions written here are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of my employer or Aruba Networks

Frequent Contributor I

Re: Preconfiguration of large number Accesspoints

I tried that already. CPsec is still not active but i manually add a mac adress to campus whiteliste an assign an ap group. But that has no effect. AP boots and stays in default group.

 

Changing default group settings is not recomended i think.

Re: Preconfiguration of large number Accesspoints

Have you asked your Aruba SE or support? They are usually good at finding any answers.

What you are asking for may be an enhancement Request which would be handled by the SE anyway.


Bruce Osborne - Wireless Engineer
ACCP, ACMP

All opinions written here are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of my employer or Aruba Networks

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