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Aruba-master hostname change to aruba-conductor

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  • 1.  Aruba-master hostname change to aruba-conductor

    Posted Sep 14, 2022 04:16 AM
    I am preparing to upgrade a campus system from AOS 8.8 to The release notes states that the factory-default of APs running 8.9 and above will use target hostname aruba-conductor instead of aruba-master. The APs on the system are currently set to look for DNS name aruba-master. Therefore, when I upgrade to  will the APs that are configured to use aruba-master continue to work? Or do I have to change the AP defaults in advance to use the IP address, or alternatively setup DNS to use aruba-conductor after the upgrade reboot? 

    Kind regards


  • 2.  RE: Aruba-master hostname change to aruba-conductor

    Posted Sep 14, 2022 05:18 AM
    If you manually configure the lookup to aruba-master, then things should operate as expected. To be on the safe side, you probably want to have both aruba-conductor and aruba-master resolvable on your network. I would create new 'A' records for aruba-conductor.yourdomain, and change the aruba-master in a CNAME to aruba-conductor. In that case you cover all scenarios, including if you add a factory default AP running older firmware at any point.

    Herman Robers
    If you have urgent issues, always contact your Aruba partner, distributor, or Aruba TAC Support. Check https://www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/contact-support/ for how to contact Aruba TAC. Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.

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  • 3.  RE: Aruba-master hostname change to aruba-conductor

    Posted Sep 14, 2022 05:53 AM
    Thank you for your advice