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Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-14-2011

RAP-5WN Firmware Update

All,

 

In the last month, we upgraded our 6000/M3 controller's firmware to 6.x.x.  Now, our RAPS, will not pull a configuration from the controller. 

 

I called Tech Support that told me that I need to put 5.x.x on the backup partition on the controller, downgrade to it when there is downtime, let the Raps upgrade their two firmware partitions to it, then move back to 6.x.x.  I guess once the Raps are at 6.x.x they will grab the configuration assigned to them. 

 

Tech support asked if I had a backup/secondary controller which we are in the works of getting but do not have yet.  Also, told me to talk to my SE about using theirs to get the Rap's firmware up to date.

 

In any case, is there not another way I can upgrade the firmware on the Raps through some sort of console cable.  If proprietary, I may even by it. 

 

Thanks for your time and any assistance,

Aruba Employee
Posts: 509
Registered: ‎07-03-2008

Re: RAP-5WN Firmware Update

No, the only way to do it is to get a controller that's on 5.x.  How many RAPs are you looking at?

Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-14-2011

Re: RAP-5WN Firmware Update

Like four - RAP-5WNs.  Two other RAP-5WNs are working.  How?  I am to go onsite and see what their firmware be. 

 

So, no way I can console in to RAP-5WN and update firmware to updated version? 

Guru Elite
Posts: 21,493
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: RAP-5WN Firmware Update


mcarson wrote:

Like four - RAP-5WNs.  Two other RAP-5WNs are working.  How?  I am to go onsite and see what their firmware be. 

 

So, no way I can console in to RAP-5WN and update firmware to updated version? 


No, you cannot.  It requires a controller on 5.x, unfortunately.

 



Colin Joseph
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Aruba Employee
Posts: 509
Registered: ‎07-03-2008

Re: RAP-5WN Firmware Update

You can see what firmware is in each partition by executing:

 

show ap image version ap-name <ap-name>

 

on the controller the AP is connected to.

 

I have seen...once...where a RAP-2WG successfully connected to a 6.x controller when it had 3.x code in its provisioning partition.  3.3.2.11-rn-3.0.1 specifically.  It was more of an accident that someone did that.

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