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IAP-205H will not join VC. Red status light.

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  • 1.  IAP-205H will not join VC. Red status light.

    Posted Jan 16, 2020 05:40 PM

    I am a little new to this, so please bear with me if I don't use the proper terms or names.

     

    I purchased a used IAP-205H to add to my setup. Currently have three IAP-215. I have reset the IAP-205H several times. The cat6 cable from my switch is connected to the E0 port on the back of the IAP-205H. Using an external DC power supply, not POE. When I plug in the power plug, the IAP-205H the system status led blinks green for a while and eventually turns red.

     

    The IAP-205H is pulling an ip (192.168.0.86). When I try to access that ip from a browser, I get redirected to the Instant OS web page at 192.168.0.8, the ip of the preferred master AP.

     

    What do I have to do to get this IAP-205H to join my network?



  • 2.  RE: IAP-205H will not join VC. Red status light.

    Posted Jan 16, 2020 06:00 PM

    What version of Instant is the IAP-215 on?



  • 3.  RE: IAP-205H will not join VC. Red status light.

    Posted Jan 16, 2020 06:08 PM

    Name: Aruba Operating System Software

    Type: 215

    Build time: 2019-10-22 13:00:19 UTC (build 72830) by p4build

    Version: 8.4.0.5

    Firmware is 8.4.0.5_72830 (Digitally Signed - Production Build)



  • 4.  RE: IAP-205H will not join VC. Red status light.

    Posted Jan 16, 2020 06:14 PM

    The 205H is end of life and will not support anything beyond InstantOS 6.5.x.x https://www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/end-of-life/  That means it cannot join a cluster with 8.4.0.5, unfortunately



  • 5.  RE: IAP-205H will not join VC. Red status light.

    Posted 28 days ago
    Hi - a follow up question as I am in a similar situation. Should a 205H be able to join the cluster if the 215(s) are also running the older 6.5.x.x firmware?

    Thanks.

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    Peter Jackson
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  • 6.  RE: IAP-205H will not join VC. Red status light.

    Posted Jan 16, 2020 06:35 PM

    Oh, okay, Unfortunate for me.

     

    Can the IAP-205H still be used without joining my existing cluster?
    Is there an equivalent, newer product that can be used? I am looking for an AP that has local ethernet connectivity.



  • 7.  RE: IAP-205H will not join VC. Red status light.
    Best Answer

    Posted Jan 16, 2020 07:37 PM

    Absolutely, but it would have to be on its own layer 2 VLAN, otherwise it will try to join the cluster.  If you configure it as a standalone, it can operate on the same layer 2 VLAN as the 215s:  https://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/Instant_42_WebHelp/InstantWebHelp.htm?_ga=1.43038629.1615771646.1440445030#UG_files/IAP_maintenance/ConvertingIAPtoStandalone.htm?Highlight=standalone



  • 8.  RE: IAP-205H will not join VC. Red status light.
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    Posted Jan 17, 2020 12:19 PM

    Everything is working great!

     

    I disconnected the three 215s, plugged in the 205H and was able to log in to the Instant OS and set up the IAP-205H as a standalone. Got it updated to the latest firmware and set up a couple of networks.

     

    Plugged the three 215s back in and they are all up and running as well.

     

    Thank you so much for all your help.