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Joining IAP 515 to a Exisitng 305 Cluster?

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  • 1.  Joining IAP 515 to a Exisitng 305 Cluster?

    Posted Sep 01, 2021 12:54 AM
    Hi the client have a existing IAP 305 Cluster Version 8.6.0.10

    I have tried joining the new IAP 515 Version 8.6.0.2, but so far I have failed to do so

    My Question is:
    1. Does the two IAP should be the same Model Type to Join the Cluster?
    2. If you could join two/multiple Model type on a Existing Cluster, does that mean I just need to match the Version of the New Device's on the Existing Cluster
    3. Is their a version only were Multiple Model Type be able to join on a single Cluster?

    Thanks in advance on your suggestions.


  • 2.  RE: Joining IAP 515 to a Exisitng 305 Cluster?

    Posted Sep 01, 2021 01:12 AM
    Hi,

    For IAP's to form a cluster it is needed to run the same software version on all IAP's. If a new IAP with a different firmware try's to join the cluster there are two options:
    - the new AP is the same model type as the existing AP's, in this case, the new AP will get the firmware from the existing AP's
    - the new AP is a different model type as the existing AP's, in this case the AP cannot get the firmware from the existing AP's and needs to get the software from a different place. To make it smooth, I would upgrade the new AP to the same version manually and after that join the new AP to the cluster. 

    BR
    Florian

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  • 3.  RE: Joining IAP 515 to a Exisitng 305 Cluster?

    Posted Sep 01, 2021 01:16 AM
    Hi, thanks for you help on this. I would probably go with the second option.