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Possible to convert IAP to Campus AP automatically by announcing DHCP option 43 or anything else?

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  • 1.  Possible to convert IAP to Campus AP automatically by announcing DHCP option 43 or anything else?

    Posted Apr 24, 2015 03:07 PM

    Hi,

     

    does somebody know if it's possible to "automatically" convert IAP to Campus APs (managed by controller) by simply advertising the Controller IP with DHCP option 43?

    (Or if there's some kind of a more convenient way than starting the conversion ap-by-ap?)

     

    Thanks



  • 2.  RE: Possible to convert IAP to Campus AP automatically by announcing DHCP option 43 or anything else?

    Posted Apr 24, 2015 03:11 PM

    You could use Aruba Activate to do this for you .

     

    And it will do the converstion automatically.

     

    http://www.arubanetworks.com/pdf/products/FS_Activate.pdf

    https://activate.arubanetworks.com/registration/ 



  • 3.  RE: Possible to convert IAP to Campus AP automatically by announcing DHCP option 43 or anything else?

    Posted Apr 29, 2015 06:13 AM

    As our management VLAN don't have internet access, using aruba Activate wouldn't be a solution for us. Sorry. :(

     

    Are there any other possibilites like announcing the controller within the option 43 or so?



  • 4.  RE: Possible to convert IAP to Campus AP automatically by announcing DHCP option 43 or anything else?

    Posted Apr 29, 2015 06:16 AM
    Timmy,

    If you bring all of your IAPs up in a cluster, a single convert will convert them all.


  • 5.  RE: Possible to convert IAP to Campus AP automatically by announcing DHCP option 43 or anything else?

    Posted Apr 29, 2015 09:12 AM

    How can I convert these APs in AirWave? - In the InstantGUI I've already seen this option, but not in AirWave ... :(



  • 6.  RE: Possible to convert IAP to Campus AP automatically by announcing DHCP option 43 or anything else?

    Posted Apr 29, 2015 09:49 AM
    That is because few people convert IAPs that are already under management in Airwave to Campus APs.


  • 7.  RE: Possible to convert IAP to Campus AP automatically by announcing DHCP option 43 or anything else?

    Posted Apr 29, 2015 09:51 AM

    That means it's not working through AirWave? - What's my possibility then?



  • 8.  RE: Possible to convert IAP to Campus AP automatically by announcing DHCP option 43 or anything else?

    Posted Apr 29, 2015 09:55 AM
    Can you login to the VC of your cluster? Does it show up as an option under maintenance?
    Are you using Airwave to just monitor or manage the configs of your IAPs?


  • 9.  RE: Possible to convert IAP to Campus AP automatically by announcing DHCP option 43 or anything else?

    Posted Apr 29, 2015 09:59 AM

    We're using AirWave as management as well.

     

    No, in the VC the convert option doesn't appear as the Maintenance PopUp provides only a name and version information when the VC has been connected to AirWave.



  • 10.  RE: Possible to convert IAP to Campus AP automatically by announcing DHCP option 43 or anything else?
    Best Answer

    Posted Apr 30, 2015 12:29 PM

    convert-aos-ap in conjunction with ClusterSSH finally did the job.