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Transition CAP to IAP AOS-8.x or above

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  • 1.  Transition CAP to IAP AOS-8.x or above

    Posted Jul 26, 2021 06:28 AM

    Introduction

    This document groups together technical elements (not exhaustive) to be taken into account when converting from CAP (Controlled AP) to Instant IAP mode.

    The method used in the document is based on the command lines available with version 8.6.x of the controller allowing conversion to Instant mode.

    Prerequisites used in the example below:

    • Aruba controller version v.8.6.x mini
    • - PC Windows ou Mac
    • - TFTP server
    • - IAP update file in the expected version

     
    WORKSTATION PREPARATION

     Instant Firmware version download

     Aruba Support Portal (ASP) => Software & Documents => Access Points

     

    Drop the file into the TFTP directory on your workstation

     

    CONTROLLER PREPARATION

     Attachment of APs to the controller

     

    Configuration => Access Point => Whitelist

    Approve 1 AP by 1 AP

    Checking the APs attached to the controller and to the AP Group Default group

     

    CONVERTING AP TO IAP

     

    Connect in ssh on the controller : ssh admin@10.224.100.20

     

    All the orders made in this document are available in ArubaOS 8.8.0.0_User_Guide page 646

     
    List of available options

     

     

     



    Exemple

     Convert AP-305 to IAP-305 version 8.6.0.10 from local server in TFTP

     Step 1 – Command launch

     

     

    ap convert active all-aps server tftp 10.224.100.119 ArubaInstant_Ursa_8.6.0.10_80708 no-pre-validation

     

    Tips : In case you do not have predefined Activate rules to redirect the converted AP to IAP to a specific group, use the no-pre-validation command to bypass the step to avoid the error message AP have no provision rule (Activate)

     

    Step 2 – Downloading image

     

     

    Step 3 – Updating Aps

     

     

    Step 4 – Update Done

     


    Step 5 – IAP transition Done

     

     

     Et voila !

    Version française disponible ICI




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    Nicolas Culetto
    SE Aruba France
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