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transferring AP's to new controller

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  • 1.  transferring AP's to new controller

    Posted Jan 06, 2022 04:49 AM
    hello Airheads,
    we have a customer who wants to go from a version 6.5 controller system to a version 8 Mobility Conductor\Mobility Controller
    deployment.
    The AP's do not have a static IP address they are all DHCP (60 AP's).
    So.. the plan is to install a VM Mobility conductor and 7030 controllers.
    We do not have accessto the old version 6.5 controllers (long story!!).
    After installing the new system we would unplug the AP from it's old network cabinet and plug into new the AP would reboot and
    get new DHCP address and then (through ADP or DNS) the AP would discover the new system upgrade it's code and appear on the
    V8 system.
    Does this sound ok ?
    pete

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    Pete Elms
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  • 2.  RE: transferring AP's to new controller

    Posted Jan 06, 2022 04:55 AM
    Hi Pete,

    The first question would be are you going to assign the IP addresses of "old" controllers to the new ones?

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    [Nebojsa Markovic]
    [London] [UK]
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  • 3.  RE: transferring AP's to new controller

    Posted Jan 06, 2022 05:05 AM
    hello Nebojsa,
    thanks for getting back.
    NO it would be completely new IP range.
    regars
    pete

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    Pete Elms
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  • 4.  RE: transferring AP's to new controller

    Posted Jan 06, 2022 05:08 AM
    do you think it would be a problem with this as a method ?

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    Pete Elms
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  • 5.  RE: transferring AP's to new controller
    Best Answer

    Posted Jan 06, 2022 05:25 AM
    Hi Pete,

    There shouldn't be any problems with this approach. We've done it in several locations where the APs from one office (running on 6.5) would be used in the other one (running on 8.7). The only difference from your scenario is that we used DHCP Option 43 (and 60) as a discovery method.

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    [Nebojsa Markovic]
    [London] [UK]
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  • 6.  RE: transferring AP's to new controller

    Posted Jan 06, 2022 05:37 AM
    thank you Nebojsa,
    i really appreciate you taking the time to get back to me.
    i think we may add the DHCP option 43\60 as you suggest.
    thanks again.
    pete

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    Pete Elms
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  • 7.  RE: transferring AP's to new controller

    Posted Jan 06, 2022 05:40 AM
    Glad I might be able to help by sharing our experience. All the best during migration!

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    [Nebojsa Markovic]
    [London] [UK]
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