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Convert Controller Based AP to IAP

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  • 1.  Convert Controller Based AP to IAP

    Posted Mar 08, 2021 10:15 AM
    Requirements and suggestions

    • Do it in a lab env
    tftp or scp server
    • Conversion should be proceeded one ap a time
    Convert from a server using tftp, ftp or scp and copy the instant image version in the appropriate folder


    • Check ap is up from md perspective
    [MDC]# show ap database long status up

    • add an ap a time
    [MDC]#ap convert add ap-name <ap-name>
    1. Check that the ap was added
      [MDC] #show ap convert-status
    1. Convert:[MDC] #ap convert active specific-aps server tftp <server-ip> <image-file>
    1. Check that the image file was downloaded successfully: [MDC] #show ap convert-download-log
    1. Check conversion status: [MDC] #show ap convert-status

    1. Job is done ! AP will reboot with instant AP image

    Haythem Kefi
    Senior W. Network Architect
    CPU Conseil
    Quebec QC

  • 2.  RE: Convert Controller Based AP to IAP

    Posted Mar 08, 2021 06:15 PM
    Hi Haythem,

    Note that it's not supported in a production environment.

    Second, be carefull using the right country code because it's not interchangeable, you can write it only once!

    Third, its not working on all model access points ;)

    Marcel Koedijk | MVP Guru 2021 | ACMP | ACCP | Ekahau ECSE | Not an HPE Employee | Opionions are my own

  • 3.  RE: Convert Controller Based AP to IAP

    Posted Mar 08, 2021 09:08 PM

    Ack ... thanks!


    Best regards,


    Haythem Kefi

    Architecte Intégrateur – WLAN | WLAN Solution Architect



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