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CAP back to IAP on Mobility Controller

I know that I can reset an CAP controlled by contoller back to IAP from that AP with a factory reset. I want to know if I can convert the CAP showing up in the management web interface back to the IAP from the management interface. I am working with the 7010 controller and IAP 205H-US

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Re: CAP back to IAP on Mobility Controller

That would require TAC to intervene.  I am not sure a regular user could do that..


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Re: CAP back to IAP on Mobility Controller

You can convert back Campus APs to Instant with the CLI feature 'ap redeploy' that is introduced in ArubaOS 6.5.2:

(Aruba7005-1) #ap redeploy controller-less ?
all                     Deploy all APs as controller-less AP
ap-group                Deploy APs in this group as controller-less AP
ap-name                 Deploy AP with this name as controller-less AP
ip-addr                 Deploy AP at this IP address as controller-less AP
ip6-addr                Deploy AP at this IPv6 address as controller-less AP
wired-mac               Deploy AP at this MAC address as controller-less AP

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Occasional Contributor I

Re: CAP back to IAP on Mobility Controller

Thanks for the input. I had an issue on another controller converting IAP to AP - it said image verification failed. I believe that the version is ok as well as storage space. When I moved that AP to another controller there was no problem. I work in a lab and I am setting up multiple access points on different controllers. I need to be able to setup and break down unprovisioning and converiting back form AP to IAP. Appreciate you help

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Re: CAP back to IAP on Mobility Controller

Great I'll check it out. Thanks for post

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Re: CAP back to IAP on Mobility Controller

Converting back AP to IAP by pressing the reset button while powering on should always work, regardless of controller version. It just requires physical access to the AP.

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Re: CAP back to IAP on Mobility Controller

Hello!

 

I know its an old thread, but I have a test environment with lots of controllers. I want the factory reset IAP to come up as an IAP, and it always finds a master with ADP. Is there a way I can make the IAP skip controller discovery and just boot as an IAP?

 

Thanks in advance!

Daniel

 

 

Guru Elite

Re: CAP back to IAP on Mobility Controller

If you stop the access point at the apboot> prompt and type:

 

setenv uap_controller_less 1
save

That would keep the Unified IAP from looking for a controller.  To change it back to its default setting you would type:

 

setenv uap_controller_less 0
save

Or, on the controller you can use an AP deployment Policy (ArubaOS 6.5.3 and above), where you can configure a controller to reject a Universal AP from connecting to a controller:  https://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/ArubaOS_83_Web_Help/Web_Help_Index.htm#ArubaFrameStyles/AP_Config/AP_Discovery_Logic.htm?Highlight=ap%20discovery%20logic

 

 


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Re: CAP back to IAP on Mobility Controller

I'm picking up this old thread since it's still a good question.

I'm attempting to convert a warehouse with 122 iAP 205 and 275 (converted to CAP) on a 7210 controller back to iAP (two clusters).

 

The redeploy command results as follows:

(089aw009) #ap redeploy controller-less ap-name 089-AP-014
This command will perform factory reset on selected APs and convert them to controller-less mode. Do you want to proceed with the operation? [y/n]: y
Command is not supported for this AP model

(089aw009) #

Which models does the command support, and how can I convert the iAP I have back without taking two days on a lift to go reset each one? 

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Re: CAP back to IAP on Mobility Controller

There is a simpler way.

 

Not sure if it can be posted in a public forum.

 

Have a look at your private messages.

 

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