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Frequent Contributor II
Posts: 143
Registered: ‎07-27-2012

Swapping out 3400 Master Controller with 7210

Hi:

I've swapped out my old 3400 Master controller with a 7210 controller. Both are running the same OS version.

 

Aruba TAC told me to just make a flashbackup of the old controller and restore it on the new one, and then I would only have to configure interfaces.

But the results have been a disaster.

 

Much of the config did not transfer.

 

I'm going through the old and new config line by line and pasting in what didn't make it. (unfortunately, the new config is ordered just differently enough to fool file compare programs.)

 

After I paste in anything that didn't make it, does anyone else know if there's anything else I will have to do?

 

One particular problem, is that my guest network (controlled by CPPM guest) is now redirecting to:

https://securelogin.arubanetworks.com/auth/cp_disabled.html and I'm getting a message:

Web authentication is disabled. Please contact the administrator for assistance."

Does anyone have a clue what issue that might be?

 

Thanks,

Tony

 

 

Guru Elite
Posts: 8,792
Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: Swapping out 3400 Master Controller with 7210

Check your guest registration user role and
Make sure vthe captive portal is selected in the drop down on the right.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Contributor I
Posts: 36
Registered: ‎05-12-2011

Re: Swapping out 3400 Master Controller with 7210

Did you happen to install a new PEF license with your new controller where you didn't have one before?

 

Aaron

Frequent Contributor II
Posts: 143
Registered: ‎07-27-2012

Re: Swapping out 3400 Master Controller with 7210

Hmmmm.... PEF licenses.

Yes, right after the install, I moved all licenses to the controller to enable centralized licensing.

Is there some interaction between the controller and the PEF licenses?

Thanks.

Contributor I
Posts: 36
Registered: ‎05-12-2011

Re: Swapping out 3400 Master Controller with 7210

I noticed one two occasions that if I activated a PEF license where it wasn't there before, some of my roles were wrong on my guest network, which was handing out the ap-role by default. This gave me the "Web authentication is disabled" problem. After changing the role to an approrpiate one, it worked as expected.

 

Also, strangely, my on controller captive portal did not survive the 3600 -> 7210 migration. I had to grab a copy of it from the flashbackup using winzip and reinstall the custom files. This shouldn't matter for you though, since you did not use an on-controller captive portal.

MVP
Posts: 4,309
Registered: ‎07-20-2011

Re: Swapping out 3400 Master Controller with 7210

I suggest you make your 7210 a master standby to your old controller

This will be the best way to get a copy of your config from the othe controller

Of course both need to be on the same code and segment for you to able to complete this
Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
Frequent Contributor II
Posts: 143
Registered: ‎07-27-2012

Re: Swapping out 3400 Master Controller with 7210

Hi Victor:

That's a great idea.

I think I will try that next time!

 

I seem to be out of the woods at this point.

After spending a lot of time comaring and copying, the new controller seems to be working OK.

 

Thank you all, for your help!

 

Tony

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