move unleashed AP to new location w/new master

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Other than resetting all my APs to factory defaults, is there a procedure for moving them to a new location that already has APs and a master setup?

Explaining the scenario:  Business has two offices, each have their own set of Unleashed APs - totally different config at each location.  They are moving and will be in one office and will be bringing APs from both offices over and all should be part of the same big Unleashed network.  How do I avoid a fight between them?  How do I join the ones from one network to the other without resetting to defaults?
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Nat Chidambaram, Employee

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Unleashed already addresses this scenario. When you move one cluster of APs to another location where you already have a Master AP with the bunch of member APs they simply autojoin. I am assuming that both locations have same software version. 

Even if software version is different Unleashed still takes care of it, as long as the place where you are moving into runs higher version. 

Hope this answered your question.
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Thanks Nat, and to add to what he said for others doing similar planning, you cannot have two Unleashed networks on the same LAN.

And as he suggested, it's good to make sure both UNL networks are on the same (latest?) release before moving, saving an upgrade
step for the new APs.
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Not sure I follow - there will be two masters, each with wildly different configs.  Which one wins?

And if combining them (or more accurately choosing which master is the "correct" one) what determines which master becomes the master?  For this move, I'm just factory defaulting one set in hopes that will prevent any nonsense from happening.
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The Master that "wins" is the one active in the LAN you connect your other network APs to.

Defaulting your "other network" APs won't hurt, and having upgraded to same version as new network before move is helpful.
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Pl keep in mind that in Unleashed network "Master AP" is not  going to stay as Master if it gets rebooted. One exception is that if you had configured current Master AP as "Preferred Master" then it can come back up as Master when it joins the same network. 

Having said that the moment you turn off the AP's power it loses its identity being the Master when it it gets moved to a new location. 

Besides, "UP" time of two Master APs are compared and the one with the highest UP time stays as Master. So, the AP that you would be moving would join as a member and gets its configuration from Master AP.


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I have/use reserved IPs in my network, and assign one as my Unleashed Management IP, and the other addresses statically to my APs.

No matter which AP is acting as the Master AP, Admins can reach the Dashboard/Login page using the Management IP address URL.