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[Tutorial] AP Boot Commands

Hello Everyone  today i have decided to do a tutorial regarding this which can be helpful sometimes:


First you need to get in the ap boot, and you do it by connecting it through console when you boot up the ap you start pressing any key for example enter and you press it untill you see apboot>


Here is the list of Commands are their meaning:


setenv ipaddr

This Comand will set the static ip address to AP


setenv netmask

This command will set the subnet mask to the AP


setenv gatewayip

This command will set the ip default gateway to the AP


setenv serverip

This command will set from which controller he will download the new image


setenv master

This command will tell the ip which is the master controller



setenv group raphome

This command will tell the ip which group he belongs



setenv name Carlos_AP

This command will tell the IP his name




This command will save the configuration




This command will help you to know if you are reciving DHCP addresses



This command will delete all the variables you configured on the apboot



This command will delete the Firmware you downloaded from the controller and will put the ap OS that came from the fabric i mean from aruba when you first turned it on



This command will totally factory default the AP


I hope this commands helps you all:)






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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
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Re: [Tutorial]AP Boot Commands

I think you missed boot Carlos :smileytongue:




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Re: [Tutorial]AP Boot Commands

somewhat old but meh, find attache the .pdf 

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Re: [Tutorial]AP Boot Commands

Regarding this post, and for clarification

I have read that serverip is overriden by master when configured, is it Ok?
Could serverip be a different value that master ?
What is the sequence of booting if we hardcode ip, mask, default gateway, master and serverip in AP?.. The AP goes to serverip for Firmware download if needed then to master to get all config?.

Thanks in advance
Occasional Contributor I

Re: [Tutorial]AP Boot Commands



Does somebody knows which is the key combination to enter in admin mode on the AP from the console ?


Thank you,


Re: [Tutorial]AP Boot Commands

What are you trying to do?


There's not really an admin mode for APs, you can modify the AP environment variables (IP, master, name, group, etc) from interrupting the boot when prompted and then going in to the AP boot.

Jerrod Howard
Distinguished Technologist, TME
Occasional Contributor I

Re: [Tutorial]AP Boot Commands

No, I am not refering to the boot meniu.

I want to access the admin mode in order to check a log file.


~ # tail -f /tmp/sapd_debug_log
tail: Permission denied
~ #


I know that it is a sequence of keys to enter in admin mode , but I dont remenber which is and I couldnt find it .


Thank you,


Re: [Tutorial]AP Boot Commands

Ah, try ESC+CTRL+K, should give priv access to look at the log files.

Jerrod Howard
Distinguished Technologist, TME
Occasional Contributor I

Re: [Tutorial]AP Boot Commands

It's working  :)


Thank you for prompt response !


New Contributor

Re: [Tutorial]AP Boot Commands

If I dont have a console cable, but I can ssh to the AP, how can I change the IP address from the command line?

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