Upgrading dumb AP's?

mikearamamikearama Senior MemberMember Posts: 749
Is there a controller based method to upgrade LAP's?

I can't find one in the gui, and Lammle's Sybex book doesn't mention one. I suppose CNA will do the job... I'll just be surprised if there isn't a controller-centric way of doing it.

Thanks,
Mike
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  • SteveO86SteveO86 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,423
    Their was an autonomous to LWAPP conversation tool.

    If the AP is already lightweight managed by a controller then when you upgrade the IOS on a WLC it will reboot and the new software will be pushed to the other LWAPPs, 5 at a time.. LAP's will be down until the new software is downloaded, installed, rebooted, and joined back to the controller.

    version 7 offers a pre-download image option that allows you to download a secondary IOS image to the image and the you can tell the AP to reboot using other image.. Much more efficient.

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  • mikearamamikearama Senior Member Member Posts: 749
    Great find Steve. Thanks. That's what I was looking for.
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    CCIE Studies: Written passed: Jan 21/12 Lab Prep: Hours reading: 385. Hours labbing: 110

    Taking a time-out to add the CCVP. Capitalizing on a current IPT pilot project.
  • SteveO86SteveO86 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,423
    No problem, if anything makes the upgrade to v7 worth it, it's the pre-download.. and image swap.

    Imagine having 30+ LAPs, and only 2 WLC's.. Makes the whole upgrade process feel like an eternity..
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