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Unified OS Instant AP 305

Hi,

 

does anyone know of a way to set IAP 305 to prefer controller-less ? The ap-redeploy command isn't supported in my environment for this AP model.

The only work around I have so far is to block DNS & remove DHCP option for the IAP's mgmt network.

Thank you,

ACMP, ACCP, BCNE
Satori Internetworking
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Re: Unified OS Instant AP 305

Just been through this myself. 

 

You can setup Activate to provision the AP as IAP to Airwave or Central and this kicks in before the Unified discovery process. 

 

the other option is you can write boot variables for each AP if its a small group by interrupting the boot sequence from CLI and entering the following commands:

 

setenv uap_controller_less 1

save

boot

Re: Unified OS Instant AP 305

Oh great ! Thanks for the variable, I wasn't aware of it.

Unfortunately Activate isn't an option as a proxy configuration is required to reach the internet and it would require manual configuration for each AP. 

ACMP, ACCP, BCNE
Satori Internetworking
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Re: Unified OS Instant AP 305

Overclock,

 

To be clear, if you take a non-UAP IAP access point (like your IAP 305), upgrade it to 6.5.2.0 and above and factory reset it, it will perform like a UAP and discovery a controller.  If you downgrade it to any instant code before 6.5.2.0 and factory reset it, it will only function as an IAP.  You can then upgrade it to anything else, but if you upgrade it past 6.5.2.0 and then factory reset it, it will function as a UAP and look for a controller.

 

I hope that makes sense.


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Re: Unified OS Instant AP 305

Overclock,

 

To be clear, if you take a non-UAP IAP access point (like your IAP 305), upgrade it to 6.5.2.0 and above and factory reset it, it will perform like a UAP and discovery a controller.  If you downgrade it to any instant code before 6.5.2.0 and factory reset it, it will only function as an IAP.  You can then upgrade it to anything else, but if you upgrade it past 6.5.2.0 and then factory reset it, it will function as a UAP and look for a controller.

 

I hope that makes sense.


*Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba Networks or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.*
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Re: Unified OS Instant AP 305

Great, thanks for the info !

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http://www.net-satori.ca/
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