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Searching for APs in config mode --> Access Points

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  • 1.  Searching for APs in config mode --> Access Points

    Posted Dec 14, 2022 09:53 AM
    My customer has few hundred of APs to be managed by Central. They want to modify AP name from Central but there is no way to search for AP name once in config mode. I am testing this in lab and couldn't find any way to search for APs in this mode. Comparing with MCR, I can search for APs by name, MAC address or IP in AP provisioning list which makes it easy to find the required AP and re-provision it with required parameters.  Please see snapshot below from Central 2.5.5

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    I saw posts that suggest using APIs, but this is beyond the skills of my customer and has its limitations also, customer is looking for something similar to search in MCR architecture.

    Any hint or workaround?


  • 2.  RE: Searching for APs in config mode --> Access Points

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Dec 14, 2022 05:25 PM
    renaming of the APs are done from the group-> config-> Access Points
    there you can filter



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  • 3.  RE: Searching for APs in config mode --> Access Points

    Posted Dec 14, 2022 07:12 PM
    I am in group-> config-> Access Points and couldn't see any option to filter in my test setup. My cluster is in Canada, running Central 2.5.5. Customer also can not see any filtering option in his deployment







  • 4.  RE: Searching for APs in config mode --> Access Points

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Dec 15, 2022 04:19 AM
    I just checked and the filter in config mode is not available in my Central 2.5.5 either, it seems added in the upcoming release 2.5.6.

    For the time-being, you may have a look at https://central.wifidownunder.com/ (check here how to get it in your own environment). This is not Aruba supported, but has been reported to work for many people.
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    Herman Robers
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    In case your problem is solved, please invest the time to post a follow-up with the information on how you solved it. Others can benefit from that.
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  • 5.  RE: Searching for APs in config mode --> Access Points

    Posted Dec 15, 2022 12:16 PM
    Thanks, Herman.  I'm new to Central - is there a page that lists release notes for versions, or how might I know when a new version is released?  Thanks.  I learned the trick of viewing the source code to find current version.  Looks like I'm on 2.5.5/301-787d41 currently


  • 6.  RE: Searching for APs in config mode --> Access Points

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Dec 20, 2022 03:31 AM
    You can check the 'What's new' section in the Central documentation. You should receive a mail if your Central account is upgraded to a new version.

    I think 2.5.6 will not be released this year as many customers are in a freeze period for the year-end.

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    Herman Robers
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    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.

    In case your problem is solved, please invest the time to post a follow-up with the information on how you solved it. Others can benefit from that.
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