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Occasional Contributor II

AP-335 (JW801A) on Virtual Controller

I'm confused, I thought that Aruba recently stated that all APs could now be used on a VC and not just IAPs?  I know this is the case for at least some, because I have some AP-365 that work on my VC but not this AP-335.  

The AP-335 is running 8.5.0.4_72900

 

The AP-335 does seem to bring up its own instnace of VC and will act as Master, but it will not join my existing VC.

Occasional Contributor II

Re: AP-335 (JW801A) on Virtual Controller

I shoould note that it only launches it's own VC on the initial boot after reset.  After that, it get stuck in a loop with this:

 

[ 124.978737] (15:43:18) !!! Init ---> Slave
[ 125.347926] turn off mobility
[ 125.978745] (15:43:19) !!! Init ---> Slave
[ 126.385198] turn off mobility
[ 126.978732] (15:43:20) !!! Init ---> Slave
[ 127.422396] turn off mobility
[ 127.978761] (15:43:21) !!! Init ---> Slave
[ 128.459918] turn off mobility
[ 128.978745] (15:43:22) !!! Init ---> Slave
[ 129.497197] turn off mobility
[ 129.978754] (15:43:23) !!! Init ---> Slave
[ 130.534394] turn off mobility
[ 130.978739] (15:43:24) !!! Init ---> Slave
[ 131.571563] turn off mobility

MVP Guru

Re: AP-335 (JW801A) on Virtual Controller

Only a select 3xx Series APs and the 5xx Series APs.

 

https://blogs.arubanetworks.com/solutions/aruba-unified-ap-platform/

 

Are both of your APs running the same firmware version and in the same L2 broadcast domain? The 335/365 use different firmware versions (Lupus & Ursa) so will not upgrade the other automatically.


Upgrade both IAPs to the same firmware version first then try to establish the cluster.


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Occasional Contributor II

Re: AP-335 (JW801A) on Virtual Controller

On this particular network I am running IAP-315 (running ArubaInstant_Hercules_8.5.0.4_72900) and am trying to add the AP-335 (running ArubaInstant_Lupus_8.5.0.4_72900)

 

The AP-365 was on another network, but it was coexisting with IAP-325s over there so I had hoped it would be a similar case for the AP-335&IAP-315.

Thanks for that document!  That's the one that I had seen.  I'll comb thru that to try to find an answer.

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MVP Guru

Re: AP-335 (JW801A) on Virtual Controller

You cannot add an AP-335 to an Instant Cluster, you will need an IAP-335. The AP-335 (JW801A) requires a mobility controller to operate.

 

If you (or someone else) tried to install the Instant firmware via apboot to an non-IAP access point that won't work and you will see the 'Turning off mobility' messages.

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Occasional Contributor II

Re: AP-335 (JW801A) on Virtual Controller

Thanks,

I figured that out the hard way.

I was under the impression after reading this

https://blogs.arubanetworks.com/solutions/aruba-unified-ap-platform/

and other items that all the APs could move back and forth between Mobility, Instant, and Campus.  That is clearly not the case.  I have not seen an updated list from Aruba on which models can do it and which cannot.  It’s not clear from the name as for example the AP-365 can move back and forth, but the AP-335 cannot.

 

I have since removed the AP-335 and added in some IAP-325s.

 

 

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