Upgrade to Aruba OS 8.* from Aruba OS 6.4
2 weeks ago
We are looking to upgrade from a Master-Local configuration running 22.214.171.124_68901 to 8.X, hopefully 8.6. As we have purchased some AP-375-RW and these are not supported in 126.96.36.199
1) Both controllers are 7210s
2) We are using LMS for licensing
3) We currently have 230 AP/IAPs located across 60 towns/Cities in the UK, we are looking to add more. I believe with the 7210s we have a maximum of 512
4) We have some AP-104 and AP-105 devices already configured and these should be supported by 8.X
My question is, will the Migration tool co-opt one of the Controllers to be the Mobility Master or will we need to set this up as a Virtual Machine? We have a VMWare ESXi virtual environment for most of our servers.
Re: Upgrade to Aruba OS 8.* from Aruba OS 6.4
2 weeks ago
You would need to purchase either a hardware Mobility Master or a Virtual Mobility Master license to allow you to run a virtual appliance. The existing 7210 will remain as Managed Devices (where the AP terminates on) and the Mobility Master would then manage the 7210's.
You do not need a Mobility Master to run AOS8 however you will be not be able to use some of the AOS8 features such as AirMatch and Clustering without a Mobility Master.
ACMP, ACSA, ACDX #985
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