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Migrating settings from C4110 to V2110


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We have a customer that currently has a C4110 controller as a POC. They have purchased 2 – V2110s and we be installing them soon. My question is how do I migrate them over the V2110? I do not believe that I cannot simply back up the C4110 (Config’s, CDRs, Logs, Audit and Rogue) and restore that to the V2110. I seem to recall that the Virtual and Physical controllers’ backup files are of a different format. At least that was my understanding….. I'd like to NOT have to re-create the wireless configuration we developed on the C4110........

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Hi Bill,

If you create a config.zip of the C4110 that includes the file controller_config.cli file.
The file has the whole config stored in CLI command style (!!! GUI user accounts are not included !!!).

If the C4110 uses only 2 of the 4 ports I don't see a problem to migrate it to a V2110 (but I've never done it).
The thing that you'll need to change in the CLI file is the port names of the physical ports in the topology as the C4110 uses the names Port1, Port2, Port3, Port4 but the V2110 uses esa0 and esa1.

So edit the file and replace Port1 with esa0 and Port2 and esa1 and it should work.

i,e. change....
topology
create "CLOUD_uplink" physical 900 port Port1 untag 10.10.10.1/24

to....
topology
create "CLOUD_uplink"physical 900 port esa0 untag 10.10.10.1/24

Upload the file via FTP, install the EWC license key first, restore the config, after the reboot check the log ( -> logs -> restore/import) for errors.
Last step is to add the GUI user accounts and change the admin user password.

Ron
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Thanks for the reply. Will the AP database stay intact? We'd hate to have to rename and enter location data/notes about the APs again..... Thanks, Bill
Bill Handler wrote:

Thanks for the reply. Will the AP database stay intact? We'd hate to have to rename and enter location data/notes about the APs again..... Thanks, Bill

The AP location data/notes is stored in the config file. If you ssh in to the controller as admin and run "show run-config" you can see what's in it and confirm the data is there. It should be on the lines that start with "serial import".

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