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Converting IAP into controller managed AP

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  • 1.  Converting IAP into controller managed AP

    Posted Jun 14, 2014 10:29 AM

    Hi!

    I have question about converting APs. I have MC 3200XM on ArubaOS 6.1, 22x AP 105 and 4x AP 135 (converted from instant). Firstly I set IP for controller (VLAN 1 172.16.0.254/16), then converted all IAPs into APs indicate given controller IP. Everything works fine, but then I have to reset controller to factory settings. After that, I set controller new IP. My question is, if IP controller which I indicated when converting is fixed, non changeable and I fated to always use that IP? 


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  • 2.  RE: Converting IAP into controller managed AP

    Posted Jun 14, 2014 10:33 AM

    When you convert an IAP, in the flash of the AP, the "master" or controller IP is set.  You can make this dynamic by:

     

    (1) provisioning access points before the controller was reset so that the AP uses ADP or DNS to find the controller

    (2) Using a console cable and change the setenv master variable to nothing.

     

    last resort:

    (3) Using the reset button on the AP to turn the AP back into an IAP.  You would then have to convert it again by pointing to the new ip address.

     

     

     



  • 3.  RE: Converting IAP into controller managed AP

    Posted Jun 14, 2014 10:51 AM

    Can I simply back to old controller IP and just reboot AP? 



  • 4.  RE: Converting IAP into controller managed AP

    Posted Jun 14, 2014 11:56 AM

    Yes, but depending on the mode, your AP might have to be in the CAP whitelist...



  • 5.  RE: Converting IAP into controller managed AP

    Posted Jun 14, 2014 06:13 PM

    Which mode is demanding to do that? I set auto cert allow all, so all APs should be automatically in whitelist.



  • 6.  RE: Converting IAP into controller managed AP
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    Posted Jun 14, 2014 06:14 PM
    You should be fine, then.


  • 7.  RE: Converting IAP into controller managed AP

    Posted Jun 16, 2014 06:06 AM

    It works, thanks a lot!