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converting iap to cap

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  • 1.  converting iap to cap

    Posted Mar 18, 2015 10:29 AM

    i am trying to convert iap-93 to cap but it fails i see it cannot connect to port 21 in error logs any help appreciated.


    show vpn status



    profile name:default


    current using tunnel                            :unselected tunnel

    ipsec is preempt status                         :disable

    ipsec is fast failover status                   :disable

    ipsec hold on period                            :600

    ipsec tunnel monitor frequency (seconds/packet) :5

    ipsec tunnel monitor timeout by lost packet cnt :2


    ipsec     primary tunnel crypto type            :Cert

    ipsec     primary tunnel peer address           :N/A

    ipsec     primary tunnel peer tunnel ip         :N/A

    ipsec     primary tunnel ap tunnel ip           :N/A

    ipsec     primary tunnel current sm status      :Init

    ipsec     primary tunnel tunnel status          :Down

    ipsec     primary tunnel tunnel retry times     :0

    ipsec     primary tunnel tunnel uptime          :0


    ipsec      backup tunnel crypto type            :Cert

    ipsec      backup tunnel peer address           :N/A

    ipsec      backup tunnel peer tunnel ip         :N/A

    ipsec      backup tunnel ap tunnel ip           :N/A

    ipsec      backup tunnel current sm status      :Init

    ipsec      backup tunnel tunnel status          :Down

    ipsec      backup tunnel tunnel retry times     :0

    ipsec      backup tunnel tunnel uptime          :0

    end of show vpn status



    show upgrade info


    Image Upgrade Progress


    Mac                IP Address   AP Class  Status       Image Info                     Error Detail

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

    24:de:c6:c0:7a:a4  Orion     downloading  ac-  Retrieve image fail

    Auto reboot           :enable

    Use external URL      :enable

    end of show upgrade info



    show log upgrade

    ----------Download log start----------


    Executing '/aruba/bin/download_image_swarm ac- --no-proxy X-Ap-Info:BU0072836,24:de:c6:c0:7a:a4,AP-93'

    fetching ('/usr/sbin/wget -T 120 -t 3 --no-proxy --header=X-Ap-Info:BU0072836,24:de:c6:c0:7a:a4,AP-93 -a /tmp/download_url_log ftp://sap:x@')

    --00:04:03--  ftp://sap:*password*@

               => `mips32.ari'

    Connecting to failed: Connection refused.

    Error: failed to retrieve image

    cleaning up



    ----------Download log end------------

    Download status: Retrieve image fail

    ----------Upgrade log start----------

    upgrade log not available

    ----------Upgrade log end------------

    Upgrade status: upgrade status not available

    end of show log upgrade



    show log rapper

    Rapper info not available

    end of show log rapper


  • 2.  RE: converting iap to cap

    Posted Mar 18, 2015 10:31 AM
    Looks like your controller doesn't have the required code. What version of AOS is running on your controller?


  • 3.  RE: converting iap to cap

    Posted Mar 18, 2015 11:52 AM

    I am running aos on the controller

    and on the IAP-93 aos is greater than the one on the controller




  • 4.  RE: converting iap to cap
    Best Answer

    Posted Mar 18, 2015 11:28 AM



    In order to convert an IAP to RAP, Controller should have minimum 6.1 Image version and also there is a minimum 4.1 IAP version,


    Please check whether you are justifying the above along with other RAP related settings and RAP whitelist DB.


    Please feel free for any further help on this.

  • 5.  RE: converting iap to cap

    Posted Mar 18, 2015 11:58 AM

    Both the AOS of the controller and IAP is above 6.1

    also control plane security is disabled on the controller



    IAP93 version is 



    Any help highly appreciated,


    Thanks Rijo

  • 6.  RE: converting iap to cap

    Posted Mar 18, 2015 12:02 PM



    Please upgrade the IAP version to 4.1 or higher.

  • 7.  RE: converting iap to cap

    Posted Mar 18, 2015 12:35 PM



    The AOS is above 4.1 as mentioned earlier,




  • 8.  RE: converting iap to cap

    Posted Mar 18, 2015 12:42 PM

    HI, in your prev post you said, it is on,


    AP93 version is 



    Upgrade the IAP to or above 



  • 9.  RE: converting iap to cap

    Posted Mar 18, 2015 01:39 PM



    These IAP's were previously converted to CAP and was working perfectly.

    We then copied the config from an old controller to the 7200

    it was reset recently and since then i am not able to convert it back to CAP.

    How could this relate to the firmware.


    Also there are other IAP-93 with same firmware still on the network working as CAP.





  • 10.  RE: converting iap to cap

    Posted Mar 18, 2015 01:49 PM



    For converting IAP to CAP or IAP to RAP we have min image version criteria. I will share the doc If I find any.



  • 11.  RE: converting iap to cap

    Posted Mar 30, 2015 12:17 PM

    There is some confusion added in that iAP code has two version numbers to the uninitiated:

    6.3.x.x-4.0.x.x  -- looks like version 6 something (higher than 4) but not in fact the correct number to look at.


    When Aruba talks about version numbers for iAP they refer to the number on the right of the dash: 4.0.x.x (lower than 4.1)