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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎11-26-2013

what is the best way to provision 100ds and 100ds of AP?

whats the best way to group provission APs if you have access to their MAC addresses before hand, ie is there a list import per AP group?

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Re: what is the best way to provision 100ds and 100ds of AP?

There is no list import, unfortunately.

 

If you have already "burned-in" your access points to the controller, you can use the ap-rename and ap-regroup commands to rename and regropu them:  http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Command-of-the-Day/COTD-AP-rename/td-p/44

You can use a spreadsheet to list the mac addresses and the new names of the devices and paste in a whole row of the commands via SSH to rename or regroup batches of devices.

 

 

 

To see how one user did a large-scale deployment, please see here:  http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Higher-Education/Planning-and-Design-Rip-and-Replace-best-practices-July-MHC/gpm-p/190679#M946

 

 

 

 



Colin Joseph
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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎11-26-2013

Re: what is the best way to provision 100ds and 100ds of AP?

Hi Colin, thanks for the reply.

It is certainly a way forward, but it doesn't improve the efficiency of provisioning.

perhaps and additional option within provisioning profile could make it into Aruba.

may be to have the ability to at least import a list of mac address and names to the AP group via an excell sheet!

Nick  

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Re: what is the best way to provision 100ds and 100ds of AP?

Nick,

 

You are welcome to make this request via the ideas portal here:  https://arubanetworkskb.secure.force.com/cp/ideas/ideaList.apexp

 



Colin Joseph
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Registered: ‎07-16-2014

Re: what is the best way to provision 100ds and 100ds of AP?

If you're comfortable with a basic perl script, this one that I wrote could be extremely helpful:

 

https://github.com/fsweetser/aruba-autoprov

 

It allows you to create a CSV spreadsheet of your APs, and semi-automatically run through the provisioning steps.  Any suggestions on how it might be improved are always appreciated!

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