08-04-2013 10:45 AM
I am looking into purchasing a second-hand controller, but I have a few questions regarding ArubaOS. First and foremost: is it possible to erase ArubaOS from a controller?
Secondly, if it is possible to erase the software from a controller, how can I go about LEGALLY obtaining ArubaOS? I do not have a support contract, but I do have a valid serial number on my current controller. I DO NOT want to play fast or loose with Aruba's licensing rules.
Thirdly, just for knowledge, where is the ArubaOS stored on a 5000/6000 Series Chassis?
Thanks for any help in advance!
08-04-2013 10:50 AM - edited 08-04-2013 10:51 AM
You will need a support contract to access the latest versions of code and you will need to transfer or purchase AP licenses as well as PEF licenses (if needed) to the controller. AOS 6.3 has centralized licensing which allows the controller to "check out" a license as it needs it.
The 5000/6000 is just a chasis. The OS is stored on the M3 or SUP controller modules.
08-04-2013 10:57 AM
Thanks for your fast reply, Tim. I was worried about that response in regards to ArubaOS, but it was expected as I didn't think they would just give it away.
I'm somewhat worried about purchasing the controller because I don't know if it even has ArubaOS on it? Does anyone know if it's possible to remove the OS from the modules? I know the controller has the Supervisor module and it also has no Compact Flash card in it.
08-04-2013 11:00 AM
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