This is just a short post for my reference on converting a CAP to IAP. This can be completed via the UI or CLI.
From the UI:
From the menu on the left; Maintenance, Access Point.
There are three options here: 1) Reboot, 2)Convert to instant mode, 3)Preload Image.
From here, I am able to pick a single AP or all APs, then hit the “Convert” button:
This is great; what if I have 200 access points in multiple groups and I only need certain access points converted? There must be a way to accomplish it, especially if it is available in the CLI. Clicking on this arrow will reveal all the different options:
Now I have multiple options available to filter the access points I want to convert; NOTE: I think Aruba needs to make this visible all the time to make the UI a bit more intuitive and not hide it.
After clicking the “Convert to instant mode” button, following message appears:
Personally I love a good CLI and if I can get something done via CLI, especially automate it, that is always a plus. Converting an Aruba AP515 from CAP to IAP steps in the CLI are really easy:
I only have a single access point to convert so there isn’t much I need to do here; there are options to filter just like the UI: