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Access network design for branch, remote, outdoor and campus locations with Aruba access points, and mobility controllers.
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Using PreLoad AP Image - Jan15-MHC

  • 1.  Using PreLoad AP Image - Jan15-MHC

    Posted Jan 22, 2015 12:58 PM

    When you have a lot of AP with multiple sites and slow networks. A upgrade of controller will no be easy ! Because when upgrade controller, all Access Points will be also upgraded !


    The problem is when there is some slow networks, the downtime for AP will be very long (saturation of opertor link...)


    There is a very nice feature with ArubaOS 6.3 for help to upgrade : Preload AP Image


    A quick how to about using this feature !


    First step :

    Upgrade your controller with the new firmware



    Don't forget to disable "Reboot Controller after Upgrade" !!!


    Go After to Maintenace => WLAN => Preload AP Image




    And enable the feature !


    In the new window



    Choice the Ap to Preload All AP or Specific APs, and for Specific APs you can choice AP Groups and AP Names of AP will be pre loaded !

    Choice the software


    And Click sur Apply !




    The controller start the upgrade



    (The AP has Prealoading status)


    After sometime...




    The AP is Preloaded !


    You can now restart the controller and the AP don't need to load the firmware !





  • 2.  RE: Using PreLoad AP Image - Jan15-MHC

    Posted Feb 09, 2015 07:44 AM

    Thanks for sharing the info! It's very Useful. I'm new to use PreLoad AP.