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AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

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  • 1.  AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

    Posted 13 days ago
    Hi,

    I've noticed as of OS8.7 the AP105 had been removed from supported devices. Does anyone know if this means the devices are effectively dead or do they continue working, just out of support?
    Our Aruba rep and Aruba partner have been struggling to get me an answer , so hoping someone out there is running 8.7+ with AP105's.

    Thanks.

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    matt pollard
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  • 2.  RE: AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

    Posted 13 days ago

    The AP-105s will not run on AOS 8.7. (So effectively dead)

    If you do upgrade, you'll get an error message on the controller for those APs, and they won't come online



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    Christopher Wickline
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  • 3.  RE: AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

    Posted 13 days ago
    Hi Matt,

    The AP-105 is end of sales form Augustus 2015 and end of support from Augustus 2020 and will not work in ArubaOS 8.7+. Time to upgrade your legacy AP's.

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    Marcel Koedijk | MVP Guru 2021 | ACMP | ACCP | ACDA | Ekahau ECSE | Not an HPE Employee | Opionions are my own
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  • 4.  RE: AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

    Posted 13 days ago
    Thanks, I was worried that would be the case. 
    Been trying to upgrade them for weeks, but Aruba just don't have stock at the moment.

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    matt pollard
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  • 5.  RE: AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

    Posted 13 days ago
    See Aruba End of Live websites https://www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/end-of-life/

    Currently i would recommend to upgrade to the AP-505 (enrty) or AP-515 (standard office) access points. Please note that the AP-300 and AP-310 series are going end of sales 30 September 2021 and not in stock.

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    Marcel Koedijk | MVP Guru 2021 | ACMP | ACCP | ACDA | Ekahau ECSE | Not an HPE Employee | Opionions are my own
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  • 6.  RE: AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

    Posted 13 days ago
    I am more curious why your Aruba rep and partner were unable to assist. Perhaps it is time to change partners.

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    Bruce Osborne ACCP ACMP
    Liberty University

    The views expressed here are my personal views and not those of my employer
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  • 7.  RE: AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

    Posted 13 days ago
    World stock shortages. Can't get 505/515's from any vendor i've tried. Can't even get a date when they'll be restocked yet.
    The 300 series are the same.

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    matt pollard
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  • 8.  RE: AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

    Posted 13 days ago
    Hi Matt,

    As we all known there is global stock issue for all electronic goods at the moment. Your on the good track looking for the AP-5xx series. Please contact your local Aruba Partner which can check the current stock in the distribution centers.

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    Marcel Koedijk | MVP Guru 2021 | ACMP | ACCP | ACDA | Ekahau ECSE | Not an HPE Employee | Opionions are my own
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  • 9.  RE: AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

    Posted 13 days ago
    They've already checked. The cupboards are bare!

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    matt pollard
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  • 10.  RE: AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

    Posted 13 days ago
    That is curious. Aruba publicly publishes their EOS / EOL documents.

    Specific for 105:
    https://www.arubanetworks.com/assets/support/EOS_AP-104_105.pdf

    complete list:
    End of life
    Aruba remove preview
    End of life
    Filter By Product Category Select All Scroll each table horizontally to see more information ArubaOS Software - ArubaOS Software Release StreamsActive release streams shown in bold below. Other release streams are no longer patched.The list below shows the first SR (Standard Release) and CR (Conservative Release) for a Release stream Release Stream Patch Release [...]
    View this on Aruba >



    Arubanetworks remove preview
    View this on Arubanetworks >




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    Bruce Osborne ACCP ACMP
    Liberty University

    The views expressed here are my personal views and not those of my employer
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  • 11.  RE: AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

    Posted 12 days ago
    Why is it curious?

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    matt pollard
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  • 12.  RE: AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

    Posted 12 days ago
    I personally would expect Aruba employees & partners to know Aruba's released documentation. 

    I know our account team, especially the SE knows and so does out Aruba partner. Perhaps we have been especially blessed with exceptional account support.

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    Bruce Osborne ACCP ACMP
    Liberty University

    The views expressed here are my personal views and not those of my employer
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  • 13.  RE: AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

    Posted 12 days ago
    I was aware the 105's were EoL/EoS and at some point would be dropped from V8, only found out recently 8.7 was that number though. (Oddly still supported on the 8.7 MM though) and we've been replacing all the 105's for the past few months and are down to the last 30. Then stock ran out.

    The partners were aware of the EoL/EoS too, they just werent entirely sure if that meant they just stopped working though, which is why i came on here to see if anyone had tried it.

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    matt pollard
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  • 14.  RE: AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

    Posted 12 days ago
    No body knowns anything so we don't blame you or your partner. Feel free to ask and share your experience/knownledge. That is what make the community great! Glad to help you! Hope they get back in stock soon.

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    Marcel Koedijk | MVP Guru 2021 | ACMP | ACCP | ACDA | Ekahau ECSE | Not an HPE Employee | Opionions are my own
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  • 15.  RE: AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

    Posted 12 days ago
    It's not strange that MM supports the AP-105, as an 8.7 MM can support 8.5, 8.6 and 8.7 MDs, which do support the AP105 on 8.5 and 8.6.

    I do understand your frustration about stock, as mentioned by others Aruba is doing whatever can be done within the limits of the availability of components. You may imagine that for a vendor, there are few things more frustrating than not being able to fulfill placed orders, this has highest priority. You could check with your Aruba account team, or partner if there are alternative devices that are available. For example one device bigger (or smaller), or the TAA/F1 model of the same AP.

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    Herman Robers
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    If you have urgent issues, always contact your Aruba partner, distributor, or Aruba TAC Support. Check https://www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/contact-support/ for how to contact Aruba TAC. Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.

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  • 16.  RE: AP-105 and OS8 (8.7+)

    Posted 7 days ago
    We've also been hit by this. 

    Been trying to replace some aging AP2xx and AP3xx access points with the latest AP5xx, no luck.
    My VAR tells me they are out-of-stock with no ETA.  This is going to suck. 
    We were planning on updates through Fall 2021 but now I'm rethinking this.  We can't go 8.7+ AOS or higher yet.
    We've also been trying to get AP505 or anything on the wifi6....not happening here up in the NE.

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    Ron Smith
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