Cisco has released a free tool called the "Autonomous to Lightweight Mode Upgrade Tool" that allows selected Cisco Aironet autonomous access point models to be configured for lightweight mode operation.
The Autonomous to Lightweight Mode Upgrade Tool supports the following models:
Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series access points
Cisco Aironet 1230AG Series access points
Cisco Aironet 1200 Series access points that contain 802.11g (AIR-MP21G-x-K9) and/or second-generation 802.11a radios (AIR-RM21A-x-K9 or AIR-RM22A-x-K9)
Cisco Aironet 1130AG Series access points
**Cisco Aironet 1100 Series Access Points that contain 802.11g radios (AIR-AP1121G-x-K9)
Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Access Points/Bridges (AIR-BR1310G-x-K9 or AIR-BR1310G-x-K9-R). A Cisco Aironet 1300 Series operating in Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP) mode only operates as an access point. This series does not support LWAPP bridging mode.
The Autonomous to Lightweight Mode Upgrade Tool supports a process to migrate an autonomous access point from autonomous mode to lightweight mode. Unlike a VxWorks to Cisco IOS Software upgrade, this process is a Cisco IOS Software upgrade to the existing Cisco IOS Software image-not an operating system "swapout". In converted access points operating in lightweight mode, Cisco IOS Software continues to run on the access point, while LWAPP is used to communicate with a wireless LAN controller. Since LWAPP supports automatic access point configuration, there is no need to retain or convert the original autonomous Cisco IOS Software access point configuration.
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we have some ap's that are still lower than the recommend ios for the upgrade, 12.3(4). we tried using ciscoworks lms2.5 to upgrade these ap's to 12.3(7)JA2. sadly, the ap hangs. the message on the ciscoworks says, the process is still running.. and the log below shows:
JOB ID - 1712 SUMMARY
Device Name : test-ap-upgrade
Software upgrade result - Failed
Total number of devices scheduled for upgrade : 1
Number of devices upgraded : 0
Number of devices failed : 1
Total time taken for Job - 13 Minutes 14 Seconds
Status of Job - FAILED
Starting Job: ID - 1712
Job Started At : Mon Dec 03 09:14:46 AST 2007
Job running on : cc1001-lms01
Upgrade Mode : Sequential
Reboot Mode : Sequential
Protocol Order for Image Transfer : RCP,TFTP,SCP,HTTP
Protocol Order for Config-operations : TELNET,SSH,TFTP,HTTPS,RCP,SCP
when the ap is rebooted, we found out that the ios has been upgraded to 12.3(7). however, we wish to do the upgrade of all the lower ios's even though they are still in the production without the hanging problem.
what could be causing the hanging problem? we have entered the following snmp strings:
You said that you are trying to upgrade to 12.3(7)JA2 but the upgrade mentions this "Could not import c1200-k9w7-tar.123-7.JA5 from the device." and then this reference "Failed to copy the image from Flash due to the reason - copyInvalidSourceName :invalid source file name specified For the copy"
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