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cset AP, controller looses antenna selection

  • 1.  cset AP, controller looses antenna selection

    Posted 06-14-2017 20:15
    Hi,

    could someone try to see whether that is a general issue....

    AP3825e running 10.31 (ROW)

    If you cset the AP and the AP connects again to the controller the antenna selection is gone and I need to set the right antennas (and also set the radios to admin mode on) again.

    In my opinion that shouldn't happen as the controller shouldn't loose that setting.

    I've only tried it with a AP3825e but it could be that it's the same with other AP models with external antennas.

    Thx,
    Ron


  • 2.  RE: cset AP, controller looses antenna selection

    Posted 06-14-2017 20:18
    That's the log message that I get after the reconnect of the AP....

    06/14/17 16:12:26 Minor Config Manager Invalid configuration request for Wireless AP [14496737085F0000]. Changed parameters: channel list was changed.

    06/14/17 16:12:26 Minor Config Manager Invalid configuration request for Wireless AP [14496737085F0000].



  • 3.  RE: cset AP, controller looses antenna selection

    Posted 06-14-2017 21:18
    That happened to us as well but not consistently. 2 APs we use on a temporary basis lost their "professional installation" antenna selection. They were fine once we put the settings back in. The next time we went to use them they did not lose the configuration so we chalked it up to a fluke.


  • 4.  RE: cset AP, controller looses antenna selection

    Posted 06-14-2017 22:02
    Hello Ronald,

    It seems to link this script.

    Access point radio Admin Mode shows off after an antenna model change
    https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/Solution/Access-point-radio-Admin-Mode-shows-off-...

    Regards
    Bin


  • 5.  RE: cset AP, controller looses antenna selection

    Posted 06-15-2017 09:47
    Ron,

    I will discuss with engineering what the expected behavior is. I assume you are doing a cset factory?


  • 6.  RE: cset AP, controller looses antenna selection

    Posted 06-15-2017 09:49
    Yes sorry missed the factory 🙂


  • 7.  RE: cset AP, controller looses antenna selection

    Posted 06-15-2017 13:12


    Ron,

    Here is how it works currently...

    External antenna parameters are considered as static ap properties similar to static ip address and it gets reported back to a controller during discovery.

    Cset factory removes the ap’s running configuration and the ap goes into discovery looking for a controller. The default external antenna setting is "no antenna" so this gets reported back to the controller accepting this ap.

    The controller will have to reconfigure the external antenna settings again.


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  • 9.  RE: cset AP, controller looses antenna selection

    Posted 06-15-2017 13:25
    Thanks Doug,

    could you please be so kind and tell the guys that that makes no sense.

    Is there a list of "static AP properties" so I know what other parameters in my centralized mgmt (=controller) are not permanent.


  • 10.  RE: cset AP, controller looses antenna selection

    Posted 06-15-2017 13:36
    Understood, I will see if we have a list Ron.



  • 11.  RE: cset AP, controller looses antenna selection

    Posted 06-15-2017 09:49
    No problem, I just wanted to make sure we replicate it with your exact process.