7522 joining a 7522E deployment

Since the Express is EOS, can customers purchase a 7522 and add to a 7522E deployement? or are they required to upgrade to the Enterprise version?

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It's recommended to upgrade the APs to, turn one of the AP7522 APs (NOT AP7522E) into a virtual controller and adopt the rest of the APs. In 5.9.2.x the AP7522E APs will become enterprise APs.
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See below statement from the WiNG 5.9.2 release notes.

WiNG Express Portfolio Migration

WiNG 5.9.2 adds the ability to migrate WiNG Express AP to WiNG Enterprise AP. Once upgraded to WiNG 5.9.2, WiNG Express AP will become functionally equivalent of WiNG Enterprise AP.
  • Following WiNG Express APs can be migrated by upgrading to WiNG 5.9.2: AP 6522E, AP 6562E, AP 7502E, AP 7522E.
  • WiNG Express controllers are not supported with WiNG 5.9.2.
  • WiNG Enterprise controllers running WiNG 5.9.2 can be used to upgrade and manage supported Express APs as well as Enterprise APs on the same network.
  • AP 6511E, AP 6521E are out of support and can’t be upgraded to WiNG 5.9.2.