Converting an Instant AP to Remote AP or Campus AP

For Instant AP to Remote AP Remote APs extend corporate network to the users working from home or at temporary work sites. Remote APs are deplyed at branch office sites and are connected to the central network on a WAN link. or Campus AP Campus APs are used in private networks where APs connect over private links (LAN, WLAN, WAN or MPLS) and terminate directly on controllers. Campus APs are deployed as part of the indoor campus solution in enterprise office buildings, warehouses, hospitals, universities, and so on. conversion, the virtual controller sends the convert command to all the other Instant APs. The virtual controller along with the other slave Instant APs then set up a VPN Virtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. tunnel to the remote controller, and download the firmware by FTP File Transfer Protocol. A standard network protocol used for transferring files between a client and server on a computer network. . The virtual controller uses IPsec Internet Protocol security. IPsec is a protocol suite for secure IP communications that authenticates and encrypts each IP packet in a communication session. to communicate to the controller over the Internet.

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Converting Instant AP to Remote AP

To convert an Instant AP to Remote AP Remote APs extend corporate network to the users working from home or at temporary work sites. Remote APs are deplyed at branch office sites and are connected to the central network on a WAN link., follow the instructions below:

  1. Navigate to the Maintenance tab in the top right corner of the Instant UI User Interface..
  2. Click the Convert tab.
  3. Select Remote APs managed by a Mobility Controller from the drop-down list.
  4. Enter the hostname FQDN Fully Qualified Domain Name. FQDN is a complete domain name that identifies a computer or host on the Internet. or the IP address of the managed device in the Hostname or IP Address of Mobility Controller text box. This information is provided by your network administrator.

    Ensure the controller IP Address is reachable by the IAPs.

  5. Click Convert Now to complete the conversion.
  6. The Instant AP reboots and begins operating in Remote AP Remote APs extend corporate network to the users working from home or at temporary work sites. Remote APs are deplyed at branch office sites and are connected to the central network on a WAN link. mode.
  7. After conversion, the Instant AP is managed by the Aruba controller which has been specified in the Instant UI User Interface..

Converting an Instant AP to Campus AP

To convert an Instant AP to a Campus AP Campus APs are used in private networks where APs connect over private links (LAN, WLAN, WAN or MPLS) and terminate directly on controllers. Campus APs are deployed as part of the indoor campus solution in enterprise office buildings, warehouses, hospitals, universities, and so on., do the following:

  1. Navigate to the Maintenance tab in the top right corner of the Instant UI User Interface..
  2. Click the Convert tab.
  3. Select Campus APs managed by a Mobility Controller from the drop-down list.
  4. Enter the hostname FQDN Fully Qualified Domain Name. FQDN is a complete domain name that identifies a computer or host on the Internet. or the IP address of the controller in the Hostname or IP Address of Mobility Controller text box. This is provided by your network administrator.

    Ensure that the controller IP Address is reachable by the APs.

  5. Click Convert Now to complete the conversion.