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Upgrade IAP335 to 8.X

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  • 1.  Upgrade IAP335 to 8.X

    Posted Jan 09, 2019 01:28 AM

    Hi all,

     

    I just want to update my LAB IAP335 from 6.5.X to 8.4. Regardless whether I try 8.3 or the new 8.4 I end up with this:

    apboot> upgrade os 0 192.168.233.37:ArubaInstant_Lupus_8.4.0.0_68230
    eth0: link up; speed 1000 Mbps, duplex Full
    DHCP broadcast 1
    DHCP IP address: 192.168.233.18
    DHCP subnet mask: 255.255.255.192
    DHCP def gateway: 192.168.233.1
    DHCP DNS server: 192.168.20.95
    DHCP DNS domain: kwh.home
    Using eth0 device
    TFTP from server 192.168.233.37; our IP address is 192.168.233.18
    Filename 'ArubaInstant_Lupus_8.4.0.0_68230'.
    Load address: 0x8000000
    Loading: #################################################################
    #################################################################
    #################################################################
    #################################################################
    #######################################################
    done
    Bytes transferred = 20614760 (13a8e68 hex)

    Image is signed; verifying checksum... passed
    Signer Cert OK
    Policy Cert OK
    RSA signature verified.

    Spoiler
    Image is too big; (20614760 > 14680064)
    **** ERROR: upgrade failed ****.
    apboot>

    IAP335# show image version
    Primary Partition :0
    Primary Partition Build Time :2018-03-6 22:16:20 UTC
    Primary Partition Build Version :6.5.4.6_63925 (Digitally Signed - Production Build)
    Backup Partition :1
    Backup Partition Build Time :2018-04-28 08:24:04 UTC
    Backup Partition Build Version :8.3.0.0_64659 (Digitally Signed - Production Build)
    AP Images Classes
    -----------------
    Class
    -----
    Lupus


    Hit <Enter> to stop autoboot: 0
    Booting OS partition 1
    Checking image @ 0x2000000

    Image is signed; verifying checksum... failed! 0x176a17
    Checking image @ 0x0
    Copying image from 0x08000000

     

     

    Upgrade at the OS level shows no error but I cannot boot from any 8.X Version. Upgrade from apboot fails with "Image too big!?"

    Any 6.X Version works as expected

    Any ideas?

     

    Stefan



  • 2.  RE: Upgrade IAP335 to 8.X
    Best Answer

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jan 09, 2019 04:08 AM

    Please check the support bulletin 1804-1 from: https://support.arubanetworks.com/Documentation/tabid/77/DMXModule/512/EntryId/5192/Default.aspx:

     

    Summary

    The APboot image that is loaded on a very small number of early 310 and 330 Series Campus Access Points limits the size of the actual firmware image to 14MB max (even though we have 128MB of FLASH memory available in hardware).

    While this is not a problem for any AOS and most Instant images, the Instant 8.3 (and later) firmware images for these platforms do exceed 14MB in size. As a result, the affected AP units cannot be upgraded to Instant 8.3 (or later).

    Unfortunately, returning the units to be upgraded in the factory (loading a new APboot version) is the only way to remove this image size restriction.

     

    Please contact Aruba TAC to get your AP swapped out.



  • 3.  RE: Upgrade IAP335 to 8.X

    Posted Jul 26, 2019 10:23 PM

    Hi,

     

    Can someone inform me about the manufacturing dates of affected 335 IAPs? Or serial number range? I can't view this information (requires support contract).

     

    I'm in the market for a few IAP 335s for use in my house and want to make sure they are not affected (considering I will be buying secondhand I dont think HPE will agree to swap them out?)

     

    Also does this affect any other models?



  • 4.  RE: Upgrade IAP335 to 8.X

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jul 27, 2019 09:40 AM

    We don't publish any mappings of serials to date codes. That said, if you get one that is one of the very early units (very unlikely) you can call support and likely get it replaced under the LLW. 



  • 5.  RE: Upgrade IAP335 to 8.X

    Posted Jul 27, 2019 05:05 PM

    Hi jhoward,

     

    Thanks for the prompt reply.

     

    I'm eyeing a 335 right now that was made in Nov 2016, would this be an early one or was the issue sorted by that date?



  • 6.  RE: Upgrade IAP335 to 8.X

    Posted Jun 22, 2022 01:41 PM
    Sorry to resurrect an old thread... 

    Herman - That link you provided is dead (on the old support site).    Do you have an updated link pointing to that support bulletin?  We are working with a school district that has around 1100 AP-315's (operating as CAPs), around 40 of which are experiencing this exact issue when trying to upgrade to 8.10.0.1.    We'd like to have the actual support bulleting report to reference when speaking to TAC.


  • 7.  RE: Upgrade IAP335 to 8.X

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted 29 days ago
    Contacted you directly as well. I could not find that bulletin 1804-1 publicly posted. TAC should be able to find the relevant info if you contact them and refer to the bulletin number and/or this page on Airheads community.
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    Herman Robers
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    If you have urgent issues, always contact your Aruba partner, distributor, or Aruba TAC Support. Check https://www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/contact-support/ for how to contact Aruba TAC. Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.

    In case your problem is solved, please invest the time to post a follow-up with the information on how you solved it. Others can benefit from that.
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  • 8.  RE: Upgrade IAP335 to 8.X

    Posted Aug 25, 2020 11:55 AM

    please guide me on how to handle this problem, thanks.



  • 9.  RE: Upgrade IAP335 to 8.X

    Posted Aug 25, 2020 12:17 PM

    just open a TAC Case. It is the only way because AP needs to be replaced.