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AP315 to IAP315

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  • 1.  AP315 to IAP315

    Posted Jun 16, 2021 10:40 PM
    I think that this has been asked and answered plenty but I am still having issues determining if it is possible to convert the AP-315 to an IAP, without a controller. I manage plenty of IAPs but just recently purchased some non-instant access points on ebay thinking that I could easily convert them to IAP.

    Any help is appreciated!

    Thanks

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  • 2.  RE: AP315 to IAP315

    Posted Jun 16, 2021 11:25 PM
    you can convert your AP-315s to IAP starting with AOS 8.6.0.0
    there is a command called "ap convert" here is the link to the user guide

    https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=a00105869en_us


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  • 3.  RE: AP315 to IAP315

    Posted Jun 16, 2021 11:50 PM
    For this though does my AP need to be 8.6 before I can change it to IAP or can I change my AP to any IAP version greater than 8.6?

    I am assuming the AP needs to be version 8.6 or greater. If that is the case then how do I go about finding the correct firmware to do the CLI/tftp upgrade?

    Thank you for your help ariyap!

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  • 4.  RE: AP315 to IAP315

    Posted Jun 17, 2021 02:01 AM
    yes thats correct. the AP needs to be on a controller with 8.6.x

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  • 5.  RE: AP315 to IAP315

    Posted Jun 17, 2021 08:58 AM
    Important note from the documentation: APs converted using this feature will not be supported by Aruba. This command should only be used in lab or test environments.

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    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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  • 6.  RE: AP315 to IAP315

    Posted Jun 17, 2021 01:26 PM
    It is definitely for a test environment.

    So now I am completely off topic for the "controllerless networks" section that this post is in but you are saying I would need something like the Aruba 7005 mobility controller in order to update these access points to 8.6 and then I would be able to turn them into IAP?

    Thanks again!

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  • 7.  RE: AP315 to IAP315

    Posted Jul 16, 2021 03:35 PM
    I now have a controller but when I try to convert to instant mode I get an error "Command is not supported for this AP model". Any advice? I thought the AP-315 was capable of being an IAP.

    Thanks,

    Mike Page






  • 8.  RE: AP315 to IAP315

    Posted Jul 16, 2021 07:19 PM
    what is the serial number of this AP-315?

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  • 9.  RE: AP315 to IAP315

    Posted Jul 16, 2021 08:49 PM
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    In trying to do it through the CLI, show ap convert-status shows Failure Reason: AP have no provision rule (Activate).





  • 10.  RE: AP315 to IAP315

    Posted Jul 16, 2021 09:38 PM
    are you using this "ap convert active ....." command?

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  • 11.  RE: AP315 to IAP315

    Posted Jul 16, 2021 09:43 PM
    Yes. Also tried from the GUI.

       





  • 12.  RE: AP315 to IAP315

    Posted Jul 16, 2021 09:49 PM
    it seems you are using "activate" option in that command. see if you can use tftp option instead
    also what is the exact CLI command you are using

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  • 13.  RE: AP315 to IAP315

    Posted Jul 16, 2021 10:07 PM
    I am using this: ap convert active specific-aps server tftp <server address A.B.C.D> <code filename>






  • 14.  RE: AP315 to IAP315

    Posted Jul 17, 2021 09:17 PM
    by the way do you see a hit on the TFTP server at all?
    also see if you can add "no-pre-validation" at the end of the command.

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  • 15.  RE: AP315 to IAP315

    Posted Jul 17, 2021 11:59 PM
    Thank you so much. The "no-pre-validation" worked!!!





  • 16.  RE: AP315 to IAP315

    Posted Jul 18, 2021 07:05 PM
    glad that i could help.

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