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WCS: Migration

I plan to migrate my fat APs (1130) to LWAP using WCS 6.0.

The 1130 APs are running 12.3(11)JA1, will this version be suitable for upgrade?

Will this version support the hostname retention?

Please advise,

Thanks,

Colm

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Re: WCS: Migration

Hi Colm,

This stuff is always confusing isn't it ;-) 12.3(11)JA1 is not supported so this migration will include a "downgrade" to 12.3(7)JA which is done by the WCS.

Hope this helps!

Rob

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Re: WCS: Migration

Hi Colm,

Here is the pertinant info *** :)

The autonomous access points are eligible for migration only if all the criteria have a pass status. A red X designates ineligibility, and a green checkmark designates eligibility. These columns represent the following:

•Privilege 15 Criteria-The Telnet credential provided as part of the autonomous access point discovery must be privilege 15.

•Software Version Criteria-Conversion is supported only from Cisco IOS 12.3(7)JA releases excluding *** 12.3(11)JA, 12.3(11)JA1, 12.3(11)JA2, and 12.3(11)JA3.

•Role Criteria-A wired connection between the access point and controller is required in order to send the association request; therefore, the following autonomous access point roles are required:

-root

-root access point

-root fallback repeater

-root fallback shutdown

-root access point only

•Radio Criteria-In dual-radio access points, the conversion can happen even if only one radio is of the supported type.

Upgrading Autonomous Access Points

You can choose to upgrade the autonomous access points manually or automatically. From the Migration Analysis window, you can select the access point with the software version listed as failed and choose Upgrade Firmware (Manual or Automatic) from the Select a command drop-down menu. This process upgrades the autonomous firmware image of the IOS access point to a supported version.

WCS uses a Telnet-based connection to upgrade the access point firmware. If you choose the automatic option, the internal TFTP server is used with the default images present in WCS. The default images as per device type are as follows:

•ap801-k9w7-tar.124-10b.JA3.tar

•c1100-k9w7-tar.123-7.JA5.tar

•c1130-k9w7-tar.123-7.JA5.tar

•c1200-k9w7-tar.123-7.JA5.tar

•c1240-k9w7-tar.12307.JA5.tar

•c1250-k9w7-tar.124-10b.JA3.tar

•c1310-k9w7-tar.123-7.JA5.tar

If you choose the manual option, an additional screen with TFTP server IP, file path, and file path name appears. The final window is the report page.

Adding/Modifying a Migration Template

If you want to add a migration template, choose Add Template from the Select a command drop-down window of the Configure > Autonomous AP Migration Templates window.

To modify an existing template, click the template name from the summary list.

Enter or modify the following migration parameters:

General

•Name-User-defined name of this migration template.

•Description-Brief description to help you identify the migration template.

Upgrade Options

•DHCP Support-Ensures that after the conversion every access point gets an IP from the DHCP server.

•***Retain AP HostName-Allows you to retain the same hostname for this access point.

•Migrate over WANLink-Increases the default timeouts for the CLI commands executed on the access point.

•DNS Address

•Domain Name

Hope this helps!

Rob

Community Member

Re: WCS: Migration

Thanks Rob.

•Software Version Criteria-Conversion is supported only from Cisco IOS 12.3(7)JA releases excluding *** 12.3(11)JA, 12.3(11)JA1, 12.3(11)JA2, and 12.3(11)JA3.

Is 12.3(11)JA1 supported? Just a little confused from the above.

Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: WCS: Migration

Hi Colm,

This stuff is always confusing isn't it ;-) 12.3(11)JA1 is not supported so this migration will include a "downgrade" to 12.3(7)JA which is done by the WCS.

Hope this helps!

Rob

Community Member

Re: WCS: Migration

Thanks Rob for the great advise.

Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: WCS: Migration

Hi Colm,

You are most welcome my friend!

Cheers!

Rob

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