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Updating Airwave after AP is replaced

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  • 1.  Updating Airwave after AP is replaced

    Posted Dec 13, 2019 02:23 PM


    I am new to this organization with an aruba Airwave, switch & access point inventory.

    They replaced a few AP's and gave the same names to the AP upon replacement. The older devices were shipped back to Aruba as RMA months ago.

    On the 7210 controller, I have a few AP's in the "AP DataBase" with  "UNI" flags  (These are the ones that have been replaced)
    (Unprovisioned, Duplicate Name, Inactive)

    I searched AirHeads and found this procedure from (published in 2015)

    My question is ,, "What if the AP's has already been replaced" and the new device has a duplicate name ?
    Can I follow the procedure as provided in the link above ?
    Will that work if the AP was replaced in 2018 ?
    or are there other steps,, because the

  • 2.  RE: Updating Airwave after AP is replaced
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    Posted Dec 16, 2019 06:01 AM

    Replace Hardware option is used to retain historical retention data of AP/device which is been replaced with new device.


    We can replace old AP with new one if old AP is in down state, need to go to old down AP list, select replace hardware option from drop down list and click apply it will list option of UP APs, choose new AP which is replacment of old from list and click apply.


    If device is already replaced and another AP have same name then hardware replacment does not work, it allow to replace down APs with new UP APs only.





  • 3.  RE: Updating Airwave after AP is replaced

    Posted Dec 24, 2019 03:34 PM

    The Old AP was taken down and the entry on Airwave was deleted.
    A new AP was installed with the same name as the older AP,, so the Controller was confused, but not Airwave.

    The solution was to rename the AP,, so the error was resolved on the controller.


    Thank you very much for your advice.