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Rejoining Access Points from AOS 6.5 to AOS 8.7

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  • 1.  Rejoining Access Points from AOS 6.5 to AOS 8.7

    Posted Jul 30, 2022 12:17 PM
    I will install new Aruba 7010 controllers with AOS 8.7 soon. This will replace an AOS 6.5 environment. Once I have installed the new 7010's I want to reprovision the Aruba 305 Access Points that previously were joined on the AOS 6.5 controllers. What is the best way to do this ?

    1. Reprovision the AP's from AOS 6.5 by providing the new controller addresses and reload the AP's ?
    2. Configure the new controller address on option 43 of the Access Point scope / Vlan and reload the AP's ? ( not sure if that is enough)
    3. Configure the new controller address on option 43 of the Access Point scope / Vlan and factory default the AP's with the "paperclip procedure" (not sure if it is required)
    4. Something else ... ?

    Thanks in advance :-)


  • 2.  RE: Rejoining Access Points from AOS 6.5 to AOS 8.7

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jul 30, 2022 04:31 PM
    #2.  Just make sure that the ap-groups that exist in ArubaOS 6.5 also exist in 8.x​

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  • 3.  RE: Rejoining Access Points from AOS 6.5 to AOS 8.7

    Posted Aug 06, 2022 04:04 AM
    Will the 305 AP's need a factory default reset of will reprovisioning from AOS 6 with the AOS 8 controller IP address be enough ?


  • 4.  RE: Rejoining Access Points from AOS 6.5 to AOS 8.7

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Aug 06, 2022 05:30 AM
    You do not need to factory default the 305s.  The ip address would be enough.

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  • 5.  RE: Rejoining Access Points from AOS 6.5 to AOS 8.7

    Posted Aug 07, 2022 12:28 PM
    We have just migrated today and it went fine. Created the AP group form AOS6 and reprovisioned the APs. Thanks very much for your input ! .


  • 6.  RE: Rejoining Access Points from AOS 6.5 to AOS 8.7

    Posted Aug 01, 2022 01:37 PM
    1.Reprovision the AP's from AOS 6.5 by providing the new controller addresses and reload the AP's.

    I have done this before, it works.
    just make sure ap provisioning to new controller IP (don't provision wrong address, or that will make a big work to do.)