Looking at a few Aruba APs to expand my WiFi network. They’re AP-225s. I don’t have a controller and currently use IAP-205s with a virtual controller. Are the AP-225s the same and capable of running instantOS?
No, they are not the same. An IAP can be converted to a CAP but the vice versa is not possible.
This is only possible if the model of the Access Point is an UAP - Universal Access Point.
Try checking the model number/ part number on a HPE product site to get an idea of your model or just call the support to verify your model for you.
Actually, That is not entirely accurate.
The AP-225's support the 8.6 code which does allow you to convert from the thin AP setup to the fat IAP configuration.
However, this functionality while works support will not assist with issues on the 2xx AP's from what I've heard.
I haven't tried the 225's, but I have converted an AP-224 to be functionally an IAP-224. ....not without bugs though, I'm working through some issues getting it to join an existing IAP215 cluster.
A new command, ap convert, is introduced to convert Campus APs or Remote APs to Instant APs. You can convert the APs, AP lists, or AP groups using local-flash or local image server options like ftp, tftp, http, https, or scp by copying the downloaded image from Aruba support to the local ftp/tftp/scp server.
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