Connect Unleashed R500 to ZoneDirector 1200

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Hello Guys

Is it possible to connect a Unleashed R500 to a ZoneDirector 1200 because I can see the AP on the ZoneDirector but every time I try to manage it, I get this message:

"This Access Point is not yet approved and connected. Click "Allow" action (if present) and wait for the AP to complete connection."

And I can't find the setting to get it away...

Thanks for your efforts in advance.

./bp
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bp

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Sean

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Unleashed is controllerless AP software and you cannot monitor an Unleashed AP on a ZD.
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thanks @Sean
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Marco Eichstetter

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Hi,

i am not 100% if this is working.
But i was able to switch Software between Unleased SW (not ZD manageable) and ZF SW (ZD manageable). Of course you need a License for your AP if you want to use it with your ZD.

I downloaded the ZF Version for this AP and did a factory reset on my unleased R500.
After connecting to the unleashed provisioning SSID i did a Firmware Upgrade on the first screen and selected the ZF Version File i have downloaded. After doing so i had a AP who can be manged by ZD.

Maybe it helps.

Kind Regards
Marco
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Your not therefore connecting an unleashed AP to the ZD. All you are doing is flashing an AP with either ZD or Base 100 image and migrating the AP to the ZD.

If the question was "can I migrate an Unleashed AP to a ZD", then off course the answer would be yes as the r500 AP has multi platform support i.e. Unleashed, SZ, SCG, vSCG, ZD and stand alone.
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I just did that, and it works!
thanks for the reply
./bp
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Muhammad Fazrin Wahyuna

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Hi bp,

Can you give me step-by-step to migrate an Unleashed AP to a ZD.
I have same situation with you.

Thanks'
Fazrin
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So that i get you the right thing, you wanna know how to play the r500(not unleashed) firmware on a r500 unleashed AP?
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When migrating any AP whether it's from ZD to SCG, Unleased to ZD or SCG etc etc the AP requires to be factory reset after new firmware is pushed to the AP due to RPM key issues.

Process would be as follows:

1. Change firmware on unleashed to Base 100.
2. Factory Reset.
3. Enable discovery agent:
set discovery-agent enabled
4. Set director IP if required - only required if AP is doing layer 3 migration
5. Set lwapp  MTU to 1250 - helps mitigate AP provisioning loops on layer 3 networks
5. As a precautionary method set NTP on AP:
set ntp server x.x.x.x
set ntp server update
Good luck
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Muhammad Fazrin Wahyuna

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Hi Sean,

How to Step-by-step Change firmware on unleashed to Base 100 for point 1