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Dormi89
New Contributor II

Upgrading Meru AP832

Hello!

 

I got a FortiWLC-50D running 8.6-1 build-7 with 17 Fortinet AP832 access point. No problem with that.

 

I just jot some Meru AP832 access points that I want to add.

They all are running on 6.1-3-5

 

When I try to update them using

upgrade ap same

The upgrade process hangs at "Reading File". Then after 2 minutes the access point reboots but stays at 6.1-3-5.

 

What can I do to upgrade those APs?

 

Thank you in advance

 

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Aneesh
Staff
Staff

Hi,

 

You will first have to upgrade the AP using the 7i patch and then upgrade it to the current version. Please find the steps below for the upgrade process. 

 

7iSTEP UPGRADE PROCEDURE:
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1. Download the patch from the support site. 

2. Turn off auto-ap-upgrade

# conf terminal
# auto-ap-upgrade disable
# exit
# copy running-config startup-config

3. Import the patch from WEB UI Maintenance > File management > Patches

4. Install the patch

5. Run the below command from CLI

upgrade ap 7iStep <ap-id> force

Once the AP comes up on 6.1-4-2, do a normal upgrade

# upgrade ap same <ap-id> force

6. Turn ON auto-ap-upgrade

# conf terminal
# auto-ap-upgrade enable
# exit
# copy running-config startup-config

 

 

Regards,
Aneesh

Aneesh
PaulP
New Contributor

i have a similar issue, upgrading an AP822e from 6.1-2-28 to 8.4-0build7

 

what 7i patch do i need?

Dormi89
New Contributor II

Thank you Aneesh

 

I found another solution meanwhile.

 

I downloaded an older forti wlc virtual appliance and added the meru access points there. Then I upgraded the virtual appliance to 7 and also the access points. Then upgraded both to 8. After that I was able to use the meru access points in my regular environment.