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Unable to run ap-flash command

Hello,

 

I am trying to update the backup partition on my RAP's prior to a new firmware upgrade, but I keep getting an error message each time I run the apflash ap-name <name of RAP> backup-partition command.  When I run it, it keeps telling me "Invalid Input detected at ^ marker" and it is pointing to the b in backup-partion.  I don't have any spaces in my ap name, but I even tried enclosing it in quotes to see if that would help.

 

I have a 6000 Mobility Controller running ArubaOS 6.1.2.5.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

Thanks,

Chris 


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Re: Unable to run ap-flash command

If the backup partition on your RAPs are 5.0 code, you do not have to apflash them, at all.

 

5.0 zero touch, or backup partition provides at the Zero Touch Screen:

 

- Static IP addressing

- 3G support at the Zero Touch Screen

- DSL pppoe support

 

When an AP contacts a controller the code it downloads from the controller it is contacting takes over and the backup or zero touch partition is never used again, unless you do a factory reset.

 

The users who MUST do an apflash are ones who have the 3.x-RN code on their Zero Touch partition.  The APs now ship from the factory with 5.x in the Zero Touch Partition.

 

 


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Re: Unable to run ap-flash command

That commad was removed, and does not exist in ArubaOS 6.x.  It only exists in ArubaOS 5.x.  


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Remote Access Point Solution Guide
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Re: Unable to run ap-flash command

Thanks!  Is there any way to upgrade the backup partition in the new OS?

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Re: Unable to run ap-flash command

You can try contacting support.  Do you know what version your backup partition is?


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ArubaOS 8.5 User Guide
InstantOS 8.5 User Guide
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Airheads Video Knowledge Base
Remote Access Point Solution Guide
ArubaOS Consolidated Release Notes
ArubaOS 8 ViA VPN Solution Guide
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Re: Unable to run ap-flash command

I will give support a call.  The new RAPs that I just got in are 5.0.  I had backed up the existing ones prior to the last OS update on my controller and they are at 6.0.1.2.

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Re: Unable to run ap-flash command

If the backup partition on your RAPs are 5.0 code, you do not have to apflash them, at all.

 

5.0 zero touch, or backup partition provides at the Zero Touch Screen:

 

- Static IP addressing

- 3G support at the Zero Touch Screen

- DSL pppoe support

 

When an AP contacts a controller the code it downloads from the controller it is contacting takes over and the backup or zero touch partition is never used again, unless you do a factory reset.

 

The users who MUST do an apflash are ones who have the 3.x-RN code on their Zero Touch partition.  The APs now ship from the factory with 5.x in the Zero Touch Partition.

 

 


*Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba Networks or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.*
ArubaOS 8.5 User Guide
InstantOS 8.5 User Guide
Airheads Knowledgebase
Airheads Video Knowledge Base
Remote Access Point Solution Guide
ArubaOS Consolidated Release Notes
ArubaOS 8 ViA VPN Solution Guide

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Re: Unable to run ap-flash command

As long as I can keep them at 5.0 without an issue, than I will keep them that way.  There are times that I do have to have my users do a factory reset remotely and I just wanted to make sure that if I updated the ArubaOS on the controller, I would not prevent those RAPs from connecting.  Thanks for your help!

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