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How can I know if the AP I am looking for is the right one among the numerous APs??

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  • 1.  How can I know if the AP I am looking for is the right one among the numerous APs??

    Posted Nov 30, 2022 08:55 AM
    I need to set up hundreds of APs.

    I'm trying to make the switch a DHCP server and join dozens of APs to the controller through it.

    And I will change the settings of the AP in the controller.
    For example AP01, AP02, AP03 ....

    How do I find AP01 after that??

    The way I can think of is to turn off the power of the AP and find the AP whose LED is off.

    Any ideas better than this??


  • 2.  RE: How can I know if the AP I am looking for is the right one among the numerous APs??

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Nov 30, 2022 04:43 PM
    generally you would name the APs based on their location in a map, that way you can keep track of them.
    you can also change LED on/off a specific APs, using LED operating mode in AP system profile
    https://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/ArubaOS_8.9.0_Web_Help/Content/arubaos-solutions/access-points/conf-ap-syst-prof.htm


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  • 3.  RE: How can I know if the AP I am looking for is the right one among the numerous APs??
    Best Answer

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Dec 01, 2022 09:05 AM
    From the controller you can make the LEDs blink on one or more of your APs:
    (md7005) *#ap-leds
    all                     Control LEDs on all APs
    ap-group                Control LEDs on APs in this group
    ap-name                 Control LEDs on AP with this name
    ip-addr                 Control LEDs on AP at this IP address
    wired-mac               Control LEDs on AP at this MAC address
    
    (md7005) *#ap-leds ap-name
    <ap-name>               Control LEDs on AP with this name
    
    (md7005) *#ap-leds ap-name NLPD-AP325-01
    blink                   Make LEDs blink for identification
    fault-disable           Disable the fault LED if fault is detected. One LED APs
                            only, e.g.,
                            AP-228/AP-27x/AP-318/AP-36x/AP-37x/AP-387/AP-518/AP-56x/
                            AP-57x.
    fault-enable            Enable the fault LED if fault is detected. One LED APs
                            only, e.g.,
                            AP-228/AP-27x/AP-318/AP-36x/AP-37x/AP-387/AP-518/AP-56x/
                            AP-57x.
    normal                  Restore LEDs to their normal behavior
    
    (md7005) *#ap-leds ap-name NLPD-AP325-01 blink
    <cr>
    (md7005) *#ap-leds ap-name NLPD-AP325-01 normal
    <cr>​

    As you can see, you can also blink on AP group or by IP or by MAC address.



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