I have 2 8510 WLC boxes, diff regions, one of them is working fine,
the other one, we had a RMA, but we dont the backup from the controller itself, in other words, we never used the option down below
So we have Cisco Prime 3.0 and we have the old back up from there as the image shows:
Now, If I click on where it says: Configuration: Details, I got the following window:
As you can see, there appear 2 tabs,
Processed Configuration and Raw Configuration, on the left side there is kind of the settings like you are in the WLC GUI, and on the right side there is the configuration.
In addition, I have the show running-config from Putty (but not the FTP option via GUI)
but you see what Im asking ? I dont want to go line by line or tab by tab to restore the back up, i just want to know if either way will work via the new WLC GUI
I posted because each file is different: for example one file has at the beginning config on the 1,000 lines of code
but the running config from putty and the prime file dont
I have 2 questions:
1- If I transfer via TFP via GUI in the WLC the running-config from PUTTY, will that work?
2- If I transfer via GUI from WLC the file 20190525_030400.config downloaded from the export button from Cisco Prime, will that work as a back up file via the FTP option?
"but you see what Im asking ? I dont want to go line by line or tab by tab to restore the back up, i just want to know if either way will work via the new WLC GUI"
Even though it is bit tedious task, in this way you get to know what CLI commands it accepts & what's not. So I prefer this way specially if you have different software versions between old & new WLC.
1. As long as you are having your new 8510 with the same software version of the old unit, restore backup config should work. However, you need to have initial configuration of new WLC (using CLI wizard) prior to restore
Refer below post for some guidance
2. I haven't done that myself, it should work as well.
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