MIGRATE AP FROM SMARTZONE TO DIFFERENT SMARTZONE

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Hi Guys is there any ways to migrate the multiple ap from smartzone to diffrent smartzone? i know we can use remote ap-cli  but it is for single ap only. 

NOTE : the version of the controller is 5.1.2 so we cannot use AP CLI SCRIPTS ALSO
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Darwin Barredo

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Posted 2 months ago

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Anusha Vemula, Employee

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We have an option called 'SwitchOver cluster' on the SZ to switch the APs from one SZ to another.

Please refer to the SZ administrator guide for more details about this.

-Anusha
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Anusha Vemula, Employee

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You can also SSH into the AP and execute the below command with the new SZ's IP address

set scg ip <SZ IP address>

-Anusha
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yes i also mention that i know we can do remote api-cli <mac> "set scg ip" but it is a lot of work since we need to do it 1 by 1.

is switch over cluster same function as set scg ip ?
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Anusha Vemula, Employee

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Yes, please refer to the administrator guide of SZ.
If it is only for one AP, you can execute the command, 'set scg ip <SZ ip>'

-Anusha
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Sanjay Kumar, Employee

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Hi Darwin,

You can try loading the AP CLI script to apply the new controller IP to all the APs.

Below is the sample AP CLI Script:

fw_version=firmware of the AP
model=all
set scg ip x.x.x.x (new controller ip)

Below is the KB article for more info.
https://support.ruckuswireless.com/articles/000004057

Make sure to change the AP firmware version (existing AP firmware) on the script.

1. Open a notepad.
2. Copy the above content and save it.
3. On the existing SZ\vSZ, load the text file and apply.
4. Now all the APs will have the new controller IP and will try to connect to it.
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Darwin Barredo

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Hi Sanjay is says that set scg ip script are not allowed in the version 5.1.1 



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jinsai jiang

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Maybe changing the controller IPaddress works.
But I‘m not sure,that’s just a guess .
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David Black

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If you’re moving multiple APs you can use DHCP option 43 and reboot the APs.
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jinsai jiang

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I think we can set some APs in one domain to another through the public Internet . But I don't know what benefit could be get by this method,maybe just for fun or just a try of experiment.
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Hi Darwin,

As suggested by Anusha, "Switchover cluster" is the best option if you have both the SZ clusters (source SmartZone and destination SmartZone) online and desired AP(s) is(are) online/connected state on source SmartZone.

As you can see below, you can choose multiple APs or specific selected APs to move from existing cluster to a new cluster. This also gives you option to delete or keep its entry on existing cluster.



About the CLI option, you may need to run "set scg reset" after running "set scg ip xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" as some times AP do not drops it's connection with currently connected SZ.

Regards,
Syamantak Omer
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Fredrik Yderf?lt

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Is it possible to set mutiple IP ́s when using switchover as in the set scg ip-commande? I,e set scg ip [IP1], [IP2], [IP3]... etc? 
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We've just done this a few weeks ago. We set the DHCP option 43 first, then chose the "switch over cluster" feature. Worked like a charm, almost too good. 
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Hi Darwin,

There is a script that was shared by Jeronimo, this would serve your purpose; if you are good at bashscripting you could enhance it to your needs. 

https://forums.ruckuswireless.com/ruckuswireless/topics/sharing-scripts-for-ruckus-ap

There is little bit work that needs to be done but its lot better than sshing into each AP and doing it, its lot fun and you now knew another way of switching APs. 

Its bad that they have added "set scg ip" command to this list, in fact even if you use dhcp option 43 to let your APs know new controller they go back and join to the old one if they are not deleted on old one; you will not do it unless you want to screw your day, it doesn't work all the time. I have been there too, but this script does the job it requires some time but you are sure that this will get the job done.

Hope it helps!!!

Regards,
Abilash PR.




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It doesn't matter if they added "set scp ip" to the list, you CAN still do it. You will get a warning in which you can bypass to achieve this. I learned this because I wanted to mass reboot and thought because it was added to the list, I couldn't do it. UNTIL I actually tried it and it still worked. 
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Which would be the best option for migrating over 100+ APs (MSP with different customers and different sites across country) from Essentials to High Scale? I can replicate the settings in the new High Scale SZ prior to migration.

Thanks!
Tim
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Hello guys thank you for your suggestions, i was able to move the AP's to different Zone director using "switch over cluster" feature thank you  Anusha ! 
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Great to hear that, Darwin.

Have a nice day!

-Anusha