10-30-2018 02:13 PM
I have some Instant AP340 units that need to have LACP enabled.
The APs are managed by Airwave and using Intant GUI Config.
All the documentation I've found about LACP for Instant APs only shows CLI commands, therefore I assume that this feature is not configurable from GUI and therefore not from Airwave-IGC.
- What is the default status of LACP on an IAP340 v8.3? I assume it is disabled.
- What is the best way to enable LACP on the APs?
My current plan is to change Airwave Group to monitor-only, edit IAP config locally via SSH, then return Airwave Group to managed mode. But then what will happen to my saved LACP commands next time Airwave tries to update the AP config?
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Re: IAP managed by Airwave-IGC. How to enable LACP?
11-01-2018 08:21 AM - edited 11-01-2018 08:25 AM
You assume correctly, there is only CLI to modify LACP.
IAP supports dynamic LACP by default according to a peer switch (dynamic LACP).
Back in Instant 4.2.3 we introduced the capability to configure static LACP. This is still the status-quo with 8.3:
a) is a per-ap setting
b) CLI only
c) requires a reboot to become active, since it is an environment variable, which is read and applied during boot of the IAP.
While I have not tested this, you should be able to execute this command and it would not interfere with IGC, once you return to managing the IAP with AirWave.
It is recommended to explicitly enable static LACP instead of relying on the automatic detection.
11-01-2018 04:40 PM
I found that the lacp-mode enable command is not entered in configuration mode, and therefore does not require a commit-apply, and therefore can be applied while under full Airwave management (i.e. don't need to change Airwave Group to monitor-only mode).
AP16# show ap-env Antenna Type:Internal Need USB field:Yes name:AP16 uap_controller_less:1 AP16# lacp-mode enable ? <cr> AP16# lacp-mode enable AP16# show ap-env Antenna Type:Internal Need USB field:Yes name:AP16 lacp_mode:enable uap_controller_less:1
Thanks for the tip to reboot, the AP does give output for show lacp status by default, so I would not have thought of rebooting.