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How to duplicate an AP Group config (GUI)

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  • 1.  How to duplicate an AP Group config (GUI)

    Posted Apr 19, 2022 02:25 PM
    I'm in a controller / mm environment…
    Want to do some experimenting with an alternate configuration, with different radio settings (narrow channel widths, maybe use DFS channels).

    Would the way to go be to duplicate the existing AP Group configuration, save as "Alternate" or whatever?
    I don't see an option to copy/duplicate/"save as" ... is this on'y possible to do in the CLI?



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    Russell Fabry
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  • 2.  RE: How to duplicate an AP Group config (GUI)

    MVP GURU
    Posted Apr 19, 2022 03:48 PM
    Yes. You would want to do this via CLI. Make sure you create new profiles (radio/AP-System/etc....) for the new AP groups to use. Remember that profiles are referenced in a bunch of the configuration. If you change it, it may effect multiple AP groups, SSIDs, AAA profiles, etc....

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    Dustin Burns

    Lead Mobility Engineer @Worldcom Exchange, Inc.

    ACCX 1271| ACMX 509| ACSP | ACDA | MVP Guru 2022
    If my post was useful accept solution and/or give kudos
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  • 3.  RE: How to duplicate an AP Group config (GUI)

    Posted Apr 19, 2022 04:13 PM
    Thank you Dustin. 
    So, if I'm making changes here, say as an example, adding valid channels...
    AP Group Configuration (editing)
    where/how would I save as new profile(s)?


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    Russell Fabry
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  • 4.  RE: How to duplicate an AP Group config (GUI)

    MVP GURU
    Posted Apr 19, 2022 04:22 PM
    There are multiple profilers that are in use for that screen in the GUI. See examples in the CLI below. You can copy these and create your own, or click through the GUI to create/change them. Make sure you have "Show Advanced Profiles" turned on in your user preferences. It will show more options. Also, all profiles can be found and edited under Configuration > System > Profiles.



    Regulatory (channels to allow)

    5Ghz radio profile

    AP Group


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    Dustin Burns

    Lead Mobility Engineer @Worldcom Exchange, Inc.

    ACCX 1271| ACMX 509| ACSP | ACDA | MVP Guru 2022
    If my post was useful accept solution and/or give kudos
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  • 5.  RE: How to duplicate an AP Group config (GUI)

    MVP EXPERT
    Posted Apr 20, 2022 02:59 PM
    If you not familar with all profiles and CLI you have first to understand the flowchart of the profiles and how any profile is connected to other parts of the setup.

    Whay you can do is login to the mobility master with CLI/SSH then connect to de device level and run a configuration effective, save that to notepad and you will see how the profiles are connected.

    1. ssh to mobility master/conductor
    2. cd ?
    3. cd "one of the physical controllers"
    4. mdconnect
    5. show configuration effective
    6. save to clipboard and copy to notepad

    Old image but still awesome to understand...




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    Marcel Koedijk | MVP Expert 2022 | ACEP | ACMP | ACCP | ACDP | Ekahau ECSE | Not an HPE Employee | Opinions are my own
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  • 6.  RE: How to duplicate an AP Group config (GUI)

    Posted May 19, 2022 11:36 AM
    Yes to the question:  "duplicate the existing AP Group"

    Enter your conductor.(telnet/ssh)

    (ArubaMM) [mynode] # cd/md/"your managed nettwork name"  (eg: cd/md/Steinar)

    (ArubaMM) [Steinar] #
    conf t 

    (ArubaMM) [Steinar] (config) # ap-group "new name" clone "old name" (eg. ap-group "ap-group-Steinar-Test" clone "ap-group-Steinar")
     
    exit
    wr mem
    logout

    That's it :)

    See your web, managed Nettwork> (your name), > AP Groups, and you will se your new and cloned group,

    BE AWARE, all System>profiles (in use) are Cloned, you need to duplicte ALL Profiles, as: Submit As
    (otherwise changes will reflect back to the "old group") !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Steinar Grande
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  • 7.  RE: How to duplicate an AP Group config (GUI)

    Posted May 19, 2022 03:22 PM
    Thank you Steinar

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    Russell
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