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migrating from MM to master-standby (standalone)

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  • 1.  migrating from MM to master-standby (standalone)

    Posted Jul 14, 2021 02:02 AM
    Hi,
    we have a MM network setup and one site wants to go to a standalone config.
    for now, the site has 2 MD - cluster config.
    I was thinking to move all APs to controller A, remove  controller B from the cluster and add the config as a master controller. once this is done, move all APs from A to new master controller B and make controller A as a standby controller.

    do I need to think about something else ? what about the licenses, do I need to transfer them from MM to this new master-standby setup ?

    Thank you!

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  • 2.  RE: migrating from MM to master-standby (standalone)
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    Posted Jul 14, 2021 02:12 AM
    That scenario is rare and in a way, counter-intuitive.

    - You will have to move licenses from the MM to the new controller pair, yes.
    - Standalone controllers have less features than controllers in an MM hierarchy and require a different setup, so I would review  the Standalone section of the document in the post here:  https://community.arubanetworks.com/blogs/jeasley1/2018/05/09/migration-to-arubaos-8
    - You will have to configure the standalone controllers manually from scratch, so this is not as simple as just breaking two controllers off and having them run alone.


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  • 3.  RE: migrating from MM to master-standby (standalone)

    Posted Jul 14, 2021 03:30 AM
    thanks joseph,
    my question here is how to migrate the licenses from the MM to the standalone controller ? for example, the site that needs to go to standalone config has 29 APs, not sure how to migrate only 29 AP + PEF licenses from the MM to this standalone controller.

    or I was thinking if there is any other way to allow this site to make changes only for the 2 controllers ? maybe create an user account for them so they are able to do whatever they want on the 2 controllers/APs via the MM web access ? I think this will be the easiest way :)

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  • 4.  RE: migrating from MM to master-standby (standalone)

    Posted Jul 14, 2021 08:37 AM
    As far as I know, using asp.arubanetworks.com you can only migrate licenses using the SKUs that  were purchased.

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