Recent IAP Firmware Releases
This post outlines high level information about recent IAP firmware releases. Hopefully it will aid you in determining what version you should be running and help delineate the differences between versions.
Info about new versions of IAP SW will be added to this post as they are released. Subscribe to this post to be alerted when new versions of code are released.
Please contact Aruba Support before upgrading if you have any questions. A valid support account is needed to access the firmware files and release notes. The release notes are the definitive source of information about a release and should always be read before upgrading.
Currently, IAP images are posted to the TAC site, under SW Downloads first followed by posting to the Cloud based upgrade server 4 - 6 weeks later. Dell branded IAPs typically see the SW upgrade 4 - 6 weeks after the Aruba image is released.
Instant 3.1 (18.104.22.168-22.214.171.124) Released Sept. 17, 2012
Release highlights are listed below. Check the Release Notes for a complete list of new features.
Instant v. 3.2 (126.96.36.199-188.8.131.52) Released March 8, 2013
Instant v. 3.3 (184.108.40.206-220.127.116.11) Released March 8, 2013
Instant v. 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124-126.96.36.199) Released June 24, 2013
This is a patch release. No new features are included. Fix highlights are listed below. Check the Release Notes for complete desctiptions of the fixes.
Instant 3.4 (188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206) Released July 22, 2013
Instant v. 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168-22.214.171.124) Released August 21, 2013
This is a patch release with minor feature additions. Fix highlights are listed below. Check the Release Notes for complete desctiptions
-Support for Huawei HWD12 modem.
-Minor enhancements to the WPA PSK configuration
Instant v. 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206) Released September 20, 2013
-Support for the Novatel Wireless U679 (for RAP-3WNP only) and Sierra Wireless 320U modem
Instant v. 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168-22.214.171.124) Released October 14, 2013
This is a patch release with no new features. Fix highlights are listed below. Check the Release Notes for complete descriptions.
Instant 4.0(126.96.36.199-188.8.131.52) Released November 18, 2013
Instant v.4.0 is a major release with many new features. Release highlights are listed below. Check the Release Notes for a complete list of new features.
Guest Captive Portal:
Instant 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11-18.104.22.168) Released Dec. 2, 2013
This is a minor release with a bug fix. Release highlights are listed below. Check the Release Notes for a complete list of new features.
Instant 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199-188.8.131.52) Released Jan. 2, 2014
This is a minor release with three enhancements and several bug fixes. Release highlights are listed below. Check the Release Notes for a complete list of new features.
Instant 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11-18.104.22.168) Released Jan. 20, 2014
This is a minor release with two enhancements and several bug fixes. Release highlights are listed below. Check the Release Notes for a complete list of new features.
-- The .pem cert was not displayed in the output of "show cert all"
-- When the 0.0.0.0 routhing profile was defined the SA was translated incorrectly.
Instant 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199-188.8.131.52) Released Feb. 24, 2014
This is a minor release with one enhancement and several bug fixes. Release highlights are listed below. Check the Release Notes for a complete list of new features.
Instant 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11-18.104.22.168) Released June 9, 2014
Instant 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199-188.8.131.52) Released June 10, 2014
This is a Major release with many new and exciting features! The release highlights are below. Be sure to download a copy of the Release Notes for complete details and the 4.1 Users Guide for a complete description of each feature.
AppRF on Instant comprises two components - On-board DPI (on newer AP platforms) and cloud-based web policy enforcement (on all AP platforms except the IAP-9x).DPI identifies individual, well-known applications (list of ~1500, same as AOS) and allows network administrators to enforce a variety of policy actions on a per-user, per-application basis. DPI is supported on IAPs 103, 114/115, 224/225, 274/275. On supported platforms, DPI is part of InstantOS and requires no add-ons.
For Web-enforcement, InstantOS leverages Webroot’s Brightcloud database - a cloud-hosted database which inspects millions of websites in real-time and classifies them by functional category and reputation.
Using this information InstantOS can again enforce a variety of policy actions.
Unlike other vendors who offer one or the other, combining both engines into a single enforcement engines allows networks to have a simple, flexible framework that combine applications, functional categories and security.
And AppRF on Instant continues to have the advantages of the distributed-forwarding, virtual-controller architecture in terms of survivability and scaling.
NOTE: The Web Enforcement component requires a per-AP, annual subscription to the cloud service. The Web-Enforcement subscription can obviate the need for a dedicated Web / URL filtering engine for the deployment. Details of the SKUs (Aruba product & updated June price-list), purchasing and enforcement will be provided soon.
Instant 4.1 will support new AP models - the IAP-103, IAP-274 and IAP-275.
IAP-92/93 is NOT SUPPORTED in Instant 184.108.40.206. IAP-92/93 will be supported in Instant 220.127.116.11 for the rest of the 4.1 release cycle, but with some features disabled - likely including AirGroup, SNMP, internal 802.1x, EAP Termination, WiFi uplink etc. A complete list will be included in the release documentation. IAP-92/93 customers requiring these features should stay on. Instant 4.1 is the LAST SUPPORTED RELEASE for the IAP-92/93.
Instant 4.1 extends the AirGroup umbrella to include DLNA and support Android / ChromeOS environments as well.
Instant 4.1 includes a long awaited feature of advertising specific SSIDs (say, guest SSID) only on a subset of APs in the cluster (say the lobby APs).
Instant 4.1 extends the existing authentication survivability capability for EAP-PEAP to include EAP-TLS as well. This feature will be supported with non-Aruba AAA servers also, and will be key to BYOD deployments.
…and many more features - details of which can be found in release documentation.
As always, the 4.1 release will be available on the Aruba support site for now, and will be uploaded to the cloud firmware server soon.
Instant 18.104.22.168(22.214.171.124-126.96.36.199) Released July 8, 2014
Instant 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206-220.127.116.11) Released July 30, 2014
Instant 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124-126.96.36.199) Released Sept. 4, 2014
This is a minor release with only bug fixes. Release highlights are listed below. Check the Release Notes for a complete list of new features.
Release Notes and SW can be downloaded here:
Instant 188.8.131.52 Release Notes and SW
Instant 4.1.1(184.108.40.206-220.127.116.11) Released September 22, 2014
Instant v.18.104.22.168 is a major release with many new features. Release highlights are listed below. Check the Release Notes for a complete list of new features and fixes.
Instant 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199-188.8.131.52) Released November 10, 2014
Instant v.184.108.40.206 is a patch release with two minor enhancements. Release highlights are listed below. Check the Release Notes for a complete list of new features and fixes.
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