I've found dozens of posts and even PDFs detailing how to easily migrate APs from a ZD to vSCG, but what about migrating them back to the ZD? For context, we had migrated the APs to vSCG as a temporary measure while the ZD was sent in for RMA, and now we need to move them back since the property does not pay for vSCG licenses.
In the past, we've always had to remove the DHCP option, then SSH into each AP individually, factory default them, then restart and they would usually reach the ZD; for some reason, if we do not default them, they only sometimes (and rarely) reach the ZD for configuration.
Is there a way to do this without having to SSH into hundreds of APs manually?
(Aps are ZF7352 & R500 mixed, the ZD is a ZD1100 with firmware 18.104.22.168 build 212)
This might not be so easy... If the APs have been managed by SZ, they won't join a ZD even if you set your DHCP to point them correctly (option 43 vs option 60) and factory default them. You'll need to access them and upload a Solo AP image (which joins SZ or ZD), and point them.
You might want to use different controller IPs to help do this in batches, instead of trying to use the same SZ/ZD IP addresses too. Here are links to your AP solo images:
@michael Brado we execute an migration fro vSCG to ZD firmware with the folllowing commands fw set host xx.xx.xx.xx fw set proto ftp fw set user ftpuser fw set password xxxxxx fw set control r700/22.214.171.124.41/r700_9133_cntrl.rcks fw update reboot
After the firmware flash we are able to logon but the AP reboots after 30 seconds set scg disable set csg ip del set director ip xx.xx.xx.xx
AP is in Stand-alone mode.
### Reboot Reason In Detail Recently ### Reboot Time UP Time Total Boot Reason Wed Aug 16 00:08:10 2017 0 day 00:01:18 89 Monitor: APMgr process not alive Wed Aug 16 00:08:10 2017 0 day 00:01:18 90 Monitor: APMgr process not alive
The AP does not want to join the ZD is in the same subnet.
We would like to script this so that we have a rollback scenario if we migrate from vSCG to ZD.
In the support file we found the following info how can we remove this ? migrate_scg/discover_timeout='1200' migrate_scg/scg_addr='x.x.x.x' migrate_scg/zd_mac='9x_fx_6x_2x_fx_c0'
@ Michael Brado thank you for the quick answer. We did some extra tests. On our subnet we do not have DHCP options enabled, when we execute "set factory" after we downgrade to the ZD version (see my previous post), the AP will automatically join the ZD with L2 llwap discovery.