I have about 25 APs, VLAN config, SSID, all the bells and whistles including all the naming convention, location, very-very detailed settings..
I tried to backup the settings on the ZD1006, then proceed to ZD1200, and tried to restore...
Oops, bad news - the settings is not compatible and I am stuck.
I really don't wish to re-configure all the settings from scratch.. any-way I can migrate the configuration without having to re-do all the AP and WLAN information?
Wait for a definitive from someone who's done it.
This post similar situation:
The graceful ZD (older model) to ZD (newer/larger model) would require that both models
of ZoneDirector can run the same firmware versions. Unfortunately, the ZD1000 can only run
as high as 9.3.4 code, while the ZD1200 is first supported in 9.9.
You have no alternative but to re-define your WLANs on the new ZD1200, but you may find
the Log Analyzer (Rowdy) available on our Support site, can help you read the ZD1000 WLAN
details, for you to recreate them on the ZD1200. I hope this is helpful.
In the event if I start from scratch, how will the new ZD detect the existing AP? is there an upgrade-take-over configuration that I need to do?
Anyone tried before? I am aware that FlexMaster has zone flex management capability, but am unsure if it can manage multiple zone directors to perform upgrades and transfer of firmware.
If I am upgrading following this:
does this apply only to the ZoneDirector only, or does it also apply to the APs as well?
can the AP bypass the step-by-step upgrade and jump right from 9.3 to 9.9?
meaning, can I simply prepare all the upgrading in my office between ZD1006 > ZD1100 > ZD1200, and bring the up-to-date ZD1200 with settings and firmware 9.9, replace the current ZD1006 at my client's office and the APs will auto-upgrade accordingly from it's current 9.3 to 9.9?
any thoughts or ideas?
I think it'll work, just wanna make sure...
the reason i think it'll work is because when a newly purchased AP is set-up in a WIFI environment, the AP - whatever firmware it's on, will get auto-upgraded to the ZD firmware automatically...
If you simply do a ZD reboot, does it come back up (green Status LED) shortly, so you can try again?
A ZD1100 can seem to take a long time to upload the image (flashing red LED), so sometimes give it up to 30 min.
I manage to get to 9.5, and the problem only happened when trying to upgrade from 9.5 to 9.7.
The trick i used was to power-cycle first, then once I get into ZD after it was upgraded from 9.3 to 9.5, I went to the admin > maintenance > reboot > power off button. Once it's powered off, then I power-cycled the device again, and I was then able to upgrade to 9.7, and then later on to 9.8, and then to 9.9...
It was a really long and tedious process... albeit brainless..
- ZD1000 and ZD1200 are generations apart so you need to make sure that before you start your migration ensure that AP's you have right now on ZD1000 is/are supported on ZD1200.
- you can migrate your PSK's ok from ZD1000 to ZD1200 however you will have to borrow ZD1100 from someone may be your VAR/reseller because ZD1000 software support ended at 9.3 and ZD1200 starts at 9.9. configuration Back up from software ZD1000 will NOT work in ZD1200. Borrowed ZD1100 will help you fill the GAP left open to ensure proper DPSK migration from ZD1000 and ZD1200.