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Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

  • 1.  Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 01, 2013 10:48 PM

    Dear All,

     

    Happy New year, first thing I am a noob with this Aruba (I do know how to work on CLI) and we are currently on A200 controller with 3 AP, now I got new controller A620 with 2 AP (AP-93) which I tried and tried to configure but the APs are always on monitor mode.

     

    I have been searching on the forums but couldn't find it how to so creating this new post.

     

    - is it possible I can copy the running configuration from A200 3.xx OS to A620 6.1xx controller if so how ?

     

    Kind Regards,

     

    Abdul

     

     

     



  • 2.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 02, 2013 05:43 AM

    Happy New Year Abdul, 

     

    Its not recommanded to upload a 3.x config to a 6.1 controller. please gice us the following output to find the reason for the AP going to AM mode. 

     

    Show ap active

    show rf dot11g-radio-profile <profile name>

     

    show ap details ap-name <ap-name>

    show ap details advanced ap-name <ap-name>



  • 3.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 02, 2013 07:11 AM

    Thank you Vkumaar,

     

    Show op Active result as below and dosnt shows any AP active.

     

     

    Active AP Table
    ---------------
    Name  Group  IP Address  11g Clients  11g Ch/EIRP/MaxEIRP  11a Clients  11a Ch/E
    IRP/MaxEIRP  AP Type  Flags  Uptime  Outer IP
    ----  -----  ----------  -----------  -------------------  -----------  --------
    -----------  -------  -----  ------  --------

    Flags: a = Reduce ARP packets in the air;  A = Enet1 in active/standby mode;
           B = Battery Boost On; C = Cellular; D = Disconn. Extra Calls On;
           d = Drop Mcast/Bcast On; E = Wired AP enabled; K = 802.11K Enabled; n = D
    on't convert IPv6 Mcast RA to Ucast
           L = Client Balancing Enabled; M = Mesh; N = 802.11b protection disabled;

           P = PPPOE; R = Remote AP; X = Maintenance Mode;
           1 = 802.1x authenticated AP; F = AP failed 802.1x authentication;2 = Usin
    g IKE version 2;

    Channel followed by "*" indicates channel selected due to unsupported configured
     channel.
    "Spectrum" followed by "^" indicates Local Spectrum Override in effect.

    Num APs:0

     

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

     

    #show rf dot11g-radio-profile default

    802.11g radio profile "default"
    -------------------------------
    Parameter                                      Value
    ---------                                      -----
    Radio enable                                   Enabled
    Mode                                           ap-mode
    High throughput enable (radio)                 Enabled
    Channel                                        N/A
    Beacon Period                                  100 msec
    Beacon Regulate                                Disabled
    Transmit EIRP                                  15 dBm
    Advertise 802.11d and 802.11h Capabilities     Disabled
    TPC Power                                      15 dBm
    Spectrum load balancing                        Disabled
    Spectrum Load balancing mode                   channel
    Spectrum load balancing update interval (sec)  30 seconds
    Spectrum load balancing threshold (%)          20 percent
    Advertized regulatory max EIRP                 0
    Spectrum Load Balancing domain                 N/A
    RX Sensitivity Tuning Based Channel Reuse      disable
    RX Sensitivity Threshold                       0 -dBm
    Non 802.11 Interference Immunity               Level-2
    Enable CSA                                     Disabled
    CSA Count                                      4
    Management Frame Throttle interval             1 sec
    Management Frame Throttle Limit                20
    ARM/WIDS Override                              Disabled
    Protection for 802.11b Clients                 Enabled
    Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) Profile        default
    High-throughput Radio Profile                  default-g
    Maximum Distance                               0 meters
    AM Scanning Profile                            default

     

     

    ---------------------------------------------------

     

    show ap details ap-name d8:c7:c8:cf:5c:ae

    AP "d8:c7:c8:cf:5c:ae" Basic Information
    ----------------------------------------
    Item            Value
    ----            -----
    AP IP Address   192.168.10.201
    LMS IP Address  192.168.10.200
    Group           default
    Location Name   N/A
    Status          Down

    AP "d8:c7:c8:cf:5c:ae" Hardware Information
    -------------------------------------------
    Item                Value
    ----                -----
    AP Type             93
    Serial #            BD0058831
    Wired MAC Address   d8:c7:c8:cf:5c:ae
    Radio 0 BSSID       d8:c7:c8:75:ca:e0
    Radio 1 BSSID       N/A
    Enet 1 MAC Address  N/A
    Enet 2 MAC Address  N/A
    Enet 3 MAC Address  N/A
    Enet 4 MAC Address  N/A
    Enet 5 MAC Address  N/A
    Enet 6 MAC Address  N/A
    Enet 7 MAC Address  N/A

     

    AP "d8:c7:c8:cf:5c:ae" Radio 0 RF Plan Information
    --------------------------------------------------
    Item          Value
    ----          -----
    Plan time     1
    AP Plan time  0
    Plan mode     N/A
    Plan band     N/A
    Plan channel  N/A
    Plan power    N/A



  • 4.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 02, 2013 07:16 AM

    As per the above output the AP is down. 



  • 5.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 02, 2013 07:23 AM

    This is what i get if i reboot the AP and see through console.

     

     


    APBoot 1.2.7.4 (build 32721)
    Built: 2012-03-08 at 11:33:21

    Model: AP-9x
    CPU:   AR7242 revision: 1
    Clock: 390 MHz, DDR rate: 390 MHz, Bus clock: 195 MHz
    DRAM:  64 MB
    POST1: passed
    Copy:  done
    Flash: 16 MB
    PCI:   scanning bus 0 ...
           dev fn venID devID class  rev    MBAR0    MBAR1    MBAR2    MBAR3
           00  00  168c  002a 00002   01 10000004 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Net:   eth0
    Radio: ar9280#0

    Hit <Enter> to stop autoboot:  0
    Checking image @ 0xbf100000

    Image is signed; verifying checksum... passed
    Signer Cert OK
    Policy Cert OK
    RSA signature verified.
    ELF file is 32 bit
    Loading .text @ 0x80e00000 (3755944 bytes)
    Loading .data @ 0x81194fb0 (32 bytes)
    Clearing .bss @ 0x81194fd0 (16 bytes)
    ## Starting application at 0x80e00000 ...
    Uncompressing...................................


    Aruba Networks
    ArubaOS Version 6.1.3.1 (build 32786 / label #32786)
    Built by p4build@cartman on 2012-03-12 at 23:43:35 PDT (gcc version 4.3.3)
    CPU Rev: 1101
    72x CPU
    Flash variant: 16M
    Cache parity protection disabled
    Using 195.000 MHz high precision timer. cycles_per_jiffy=390000
    Memory: 58020k/65536k available (1849k kernel code, 7460k reserved, 682k data, 2
    940k init, 0k highmem)
     available.
    detected lzma initramfs
    initramfs: LZMA lc=3,lp=0,pb=2,dictSize=8388608,origSize=12301312
    LZMA initramfs by Ming-Ching Tiew <mctiew@yahoo.com> ...........................
    ................................................................................
    ................................................................................
    .
    Returning IRQ 48
    AR7240 GPIOC major 0
    wdt: registered with refresh
    Enabling Watchdog
    Talisker RSSI LED initialization
    Creating 1 MTD partitions on "ar7240-nor0":
    0x00000000-0x01000000 : "flash"
    i2c /dev entries driver
    i2c-talisker: using default base 0x18040000
    lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
    IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver

    Starting Kernel SHA1 KAT ...Completed Kernel SHA1 KAT
    Starting Kernel HMAC-SHA1 KAT ...Completed Kernel HMAC-SHA1 KAT
    Starting Kernel DES KAT ...Completed Kernel DES KAT
    Starting Kernel AES KAT ...Completed Kernel AES KAT

    Domain Name: arubanetworks.com
    No panic info available
    apfcutil -c RAP: OK...................
    AG7240: Length per segment 1536
    AG7240: Max segments per packet 1
    AG7240: Max tx descriptor count    40
    AG7240: Max rx descriptor count    252
    AG7240: fifo cfg 3 01f00140
    AG7240CHH: Mac address for unit 0
    AG7240CHH: d8:c7:c8:cf:5c:ae
    ATHRSF1_PHY: Port 0, Neg Success
    ATHRSF1_PHY: unit 0 phy addr 0 <6>AP xml model 43, num_radios 1 (jiffies 4287)
    init_asap_mod: installation:1
    radio 0: band 2 ant 0 max_ssid 16
    setting bond0 as bridge child
    setting gre0 as split child
    USB not provisioned
    Starting watchdog process...
    Got all network params from APboag7240_ring_alloc Allocated 640 at 0x80402800
    ot env. Skippingag7240_ring_alloc Allocated 4032 at 0x810c3000
    Virian MDC CFG Value ==> 4
    Setting PHY...
    ATHRSF1_PHY: Port 0, Neg Success
    ATHRSF1_PHY: unit 0 phy addr 0 Not enabling interrupts in AR7242 yet...
    ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): bond0: link is not ready
     DHCP
    192.168.10.201 255.255.255.0 192.168.10.1
    Running ADP...AG7240: enet unit:0 is up...
    RGMii 100Mbps full duplex
    AG7240: done cfg2 0x7115 ifctl 0x10000 miictrl
    ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): bond0: link becomes ready
    Done. Master is 192.168.10.200
    Starting Webserver
    bind: Transport endpoint is not connected
    ath_hal: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
    ath_hal: 0.9.17.1 (AR5416, AR9380, REGOPS_FUNC, PRIVATE_DIAG, WRITE_EEPROM, 11D)

    ath_rate_atheros: Copyright (c) 2001-2005 Atheros Communications, Inc, All Right
    s Reserved
    ath_rate_atheros: Aruba Networks Rate Control Algorithm
    ath_dfs: Version 2.0.0
    Copyright (c) 2005-2006 Atheros Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved
    ath_spectrum: Version 2.0.0
    Copyright (c) 2005-2006 Atheros Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved
    ath_dev: Copyright (c) 2001-2007 Atheros Communications, Inc, All Rights Reserve
    d
    ath_pci: 0.9.4.5 (Atheros/multi-bss)
    wifi0: Base BSSID d8:c7:c8:75:ca:e0, 16 available BSSID(s)
    bond0 address=d8:c7:c8:cf:5c:ae
    br0 address=d8:c7:c8:cf:5c:ae
    wifi0: AP type AP-93, radio 0, max_bssids 16
    wifi0: Atheros 9280: mem=0x10000000, irq=48 hw_base=0xb0000000

    Starting FIPS KAT ... Completed FIPS KAT

    shutting down watchdog process (nanny will restart it)...

            <<<<<       Welcome to the Access Point     >>>>>

     

     

    Please advice if the steps i did to install the AP was correct .

     

    also i noticed after provisioning it says up and after a while i cannot see it as AP and it shows up as AM and goes down.

     

     

     



  • 6.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 02, 2013 07:33 AM

    Can you attach the controller-techsupport and ap-techsupport ?



  • 7.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 02, 2013 07:38 AM
      |   view attached

    Please request support files

    Attachment(s)

    txt
    ap-tech-support.txt   31 KB 1 version


  • 8.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 02, 2013 07:44 AM

    output is taken when the AP is down. 



  • 9.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 02, 2013 07:59 AM
      |   view attached

    see this one now, i have reset the ap and follow same steps as mention before and it was up but i dint provision it yet and took the log

    Attachment(s)

    txt
    ap-tech-support2.txt   123 KB 1 version


  • 10.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 02, 2013 08:58 AM

    Its going to AM due to regulatory domain. 

     

    AP "d8:c7:c8:cf:5c:ae" Radio 0 Operating Information
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Item             Value    Source
    ----             -----    ------
    High throughput  Enabled  Configuration
    Mode             AM       Regulatory
    Band             802.11g  Configuration

     please let us know the country code of the controller and the "show ap regulatory-domain-profile default"

     

    show ap allowed-channels ap-name d8:c7:c8:cf:5c:ae

     



  • 11.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 02, 2013 09:03 AM

    ---------------------------

     

    show ap allowed-channels ap-name d8:c7:c8:cf:5c:ae

    Allowed Channels for AP "d8:c7:c8:cf:5c:ae" Country Code "AE" Country "United Ar
    ab Emirates"
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ------------
    PHY Type                 Allowed Channels
    --------                 ----------------
    802.11g (indoor)         None
    802.11a (indoor)         149 153 157 161 165
    802.11g (outdoor)        None
    802.11a (outdoor)        149 153 157 161 165
    802.11g 40MHz (indoor)   None
    802.11a 40MHz (indoor)    149-153 157-161
    802.11g 40MHz (outdoor)  None
    802.11a 40MHz (outdoor)   149-153 157-161
    802.11a (DFS)

     

     

     

    i selected AE as i am in United Arab Emirates



  • 12.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 02, 2013 09:09 AM

    Looks like in this code AP-93 is not certified for AE for g band. it should work for 'a' band. however in 6.1.3.6, i see the following 

     

    #show version
    Aruba Operating System Software.
    ArubaOS (MODEL: Aruba3400), Version 6.1.3.6
    Website: http://www.arubanetworks.com
    Copyright (c) 2002-2012, Aruba Networks, Inc.
    Compiled on 2012-12-11 at 12:51:05 PST (build 36470) by p4build

     

    #show ap allowed-channels country-code AE ap-type 93

    Allowed Channels for AP Type 93 Country Code "AE" Country "United Arab Emirates"
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    PHY Type Allowed Channels
    -------- ----------------
    802.11g (indoor) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
    802.11a (indoor) 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140
    802.11g (outdoor) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
    802.11a (outdoor) 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140
    802.11g 40MHz (indoor) 1-5 2-6 3-7 4-8 5-9 6-10 7-11
    802.11a 40MHz (indoor) 36-40 44-48 52-56 60-64 100-104 108-112 116-120 124-128 132-136
    802.11g 40MHz (outdoor) 1-5 2-6 3-7 4-8 5-9 6-10 7-11
    802.11a 40MHz (outdoor) 100-104 108-112 116-120 124-128 132-136
    802.11a (DFS) 52 56 60 64 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140

     

     



  • 13.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 02, 2013 09:12 AM

    ok i will disable G band and enable only A band and test it out if it comes back to AP



  • 14.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 03, 2013 01:36 AM

    Thank you vkumaar for guiding me to right way.

     

    i have 2 AP working now on A band also it shows me now wireless LAN ssid activated.

     

    sorry but one more little help need from you, i cannot see the SSID that i configure and which is activated.

     

    i did make sure if it is not set as hide SSID or its disabled in profile configure.

     

    Can you guide me through in this as well Please ?

     

     

     

     

     



  • 15.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 03, 2013 08:33 AM

    Can any body help me trouble shooting why the SSID i have configured is not broad casting, the AP status is active now.

     

     



  • 16.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 03, 2013 08:42 AM

    Did you use the LAN/WLAN Wizard?  That is the best way to do that.



  • 17.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 03, 2013 08:52 AM

    Yup i did the wizard even and create new SSID and applied but still it wont broadcast



  • 18.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 03, 2013 08:54 AM

    In What ap-group did you create the WLAN?  Is the AP in the same ap-group?

     

    type "show ap database" and "show ap bss-table"



  • 19.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 03, 2013 09:03 AM

    in default i created the SSID  and AP is in same group

     

    fm (forward mode): T-Tunnel, S-Split, D-Decrypt Tunnel, B-Bridge (s-standard, p-
    persistent, b-backup, a-always)

    Aruba AP BSS Table
    ------------------
    bss                ess        s/p  ip              phy  type  ch/EIRP/max-EIRP
    cur-cl  ap name  in-t(s)  tot-t       mtu   acl-state  acl  fm
    ---                ---        ---  --              ---  ----  ----------------
    ------  -------  -------  -----       ---   ---------  ---  --
    6c:f3:7f:9e:1e:20  RouseWlan  1/1  192.168.10.203  a    ap    161/24/24
    0       AP2      0        3h:10m:12s  1500  -          1    T
    d8:c7:c8:75:ca:e0  RouseWlan  1/0  192.168.10.201  a    ap    149/24/24
    0       AP1      0        3h:10m:17s  1500  -          1    T

    Channel followed by "*" indicates channel selected due to unsupported configured
     channel.
    "Spectrum" followed by "^" indicates Local Spectrum Override in effect.

    Num APs:2
    Num Associations:0



  • 20.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 03, 2013 09:05 AM

    @Abdul Basit wrote:

    in default i created the SSID  and AP is in same group

     

    fm (forward mode): T-Tunnel, S-Split, D-Decrypt Tunnel, B-Bridge (s-standard, p-
    persistent, b-backup, a-always)

    Aruba AP BSS Table
    ------------------
    bss                ess        s/p  ip              phy  type  ch/EIRP/max-EIRP
    cur-cl  ap name  in-t(s)  tot-t       mtu   acl-state  acl  fm
    ---                ---        ---  --              ---  ----  ----------------
    ------  -------  -------  -----       ---   ---------  ---  --
    6c:f3:7f:9e:1e:20  RouseWlan  1/1  192.168.10.203  a    ap    161/24/24
    0       AP2      0        3h:10m:12s  1500  -          1    T
    d8:c7:c8:75:ca:e0  RouseWlan  1/0  192.168.10.201  a    ap    149/24/24
    0       AP1      0        3h:10m:17s  1500  -          1    T

    Channel followed by "*" indicates channel selected due to unsupported configured
     channel.
    "Spectrum" followed by "^" indicates Local Spectrum Override in effect.

    Num APs:2
    Num Associations:0




     

    Okay that means that RouseWLAN is being broadcast on the A band from the access points with the names "6c:f3:7f:9e:1e:20" and "d8:c7:c8:75:ca:e0".

     

    Are you using a device that is 5ghz (a) capable to look for the WLAN?

     



  • 21.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 03, 2013 09:17 AM

    Thank you my friend for pointing out for that i just with a laptop compatible to the specs and it connected and working fine.

     

    one more question as you can see below i cannot use any of the G band on my APS which are not allowed and i am stuck with band a can you advice me how can i get G band working or some good settings that will help me get connected to all the devices

     

    Allowed Channels for AP "AP1" Country Code "AE" Country "United Arab Emirates"
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    PHY Type                 Allowed Channels
    --------                 ----------------
    802.11g (indoor)         None
    802.11a (indoor)         149 153 157 161 165
    802.11g (outdoor)        None
    802.11a (outdoor)        149 153 157 161 165
    802.11g 40MHz (indoor)   None
    802.11a 40MHz (indoor)    149-153 157-161
    802.11g 40MHz (outdoor)  None
    802.11a 40MHz (outdoor)   149-153 157-161

     

    like i tried to test Samsung s3 was not able to detect it even :(

     

    really appreciate for your help .

     



  • 22.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 03, 2013 09:34 AM

    The best thing to do is to upgrade to ArubaOS 6.1.3.6 which has the AP93 approved for the AE regulatory domain...



  • 23.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 05, 2013 11:28 PM

    Thank you CJoseph for your help

     

    currently i am on ArubaOS (MODEL: Aruba620), Version 6.1.3.1

     

    as your advice i will upgrade it and update the status what happeneds



  • 24.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 08, 2013 02:46 AM

    Hi Cjoseph,

     

    my controller is upgraded to ArubaOS 6.1.3.6 and now i can see G band allowed channels thanks for your help in this.

     

    i have enabled G band but i dont see theG/N band light coming up on AP93, also can you guide me how can i set it to run on both 2.5 ghz and 5ghz freq. ?

     

    Thanks

     

    Abdul



  • 25.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 08, 2013 03:48 AM

    Thank you all for all the help you guys gave me also learned some things as well.

     

    Cheers.

     

     



  • 26.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 02, 2013 07:18 AM

    i have 2nd AP now i will try to plug it and and see if it goes ok

     

    the steps i took to install AP to this controller are ( correct me plz if i am wrong)

     

    plug it in to console

     

    gave statis ip

     

    setenv ipaddr x.x.x.x

    setenv netmask x.x.x.x

    setenv gatwayip x.x.x.x

    servername < ip of controller>

    save

    boot

     

    and then it will start downloading thing and i can see it on ap installation GUI window from there i select and click on provision and select the default profile and apply

     

    i am sure it should pick up my SSID i configure even on the monitor status it says no SSID



  • 27.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 02, 2013 07:22 AM

    Use the below commands

     

    setenv ipaddr x.x.x.x

    setenv netmask x.x.x.x

    setenv gatewayip x.x.x.x

    setenv serverip < ip of controller>

    setenv master < ip of controller>

    save

    boot



  • 28.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 08, 2013 03:51 AM
    Ap9x is a single radio Ap.


  • 29.  RE: Migrate from A200 controller to A620 controller

    Posted Jan 09, 2013 12:11 AM

    Thank you Vinod, thats what i figured out i did search on fourm and read few, now i am running it on G band 2.4ghz all the devices and Area is covered.

     

    now waiting for some licenses keys so i can get it authenticated with Radius server.

     

    i would really appricate if any of you guys can give me tips on which security method you would recommend.

     

    i am thinking to set up WPA2 enterprise TKIP.

     

    Thanks