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Cisco WLC 5508 Upgrade with Base & Supplementary AP Bundle Image

Hello Guys,

 

We have some confusion about AP Bundle image upgrade.

Situation:

1.our Wireless controller is running with 8.2.166.0 version we are planning to move on 8.5.135.0.

2.we have running AP model is 2702,3702, and 1572.

3.i have read out release note for 8.5.135.0, that clearly says for 8.5.135.0 code we need AP bundle for 1570 series to bring back online after upgrade.

 

Workaround:

We have downloaded 8.5.135.0 image controller right now.

we have not download  AP bundle image to controller yet.

 

Question:

1.first we have to upgrade my controller on 8.5.135.0 base image ?

2.second once my controller are up and all AP are UP except 1570 series Access point, we have to download bundle image to my controller.

 

so i am really confused is this process will work or not please advice.Earliest Thank you.

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Re: Cisco WLC 5508 Upgrade with Base & Supplementary AP Bundle Image

No.
Upload the base image to the controller. Once that's done, DO NOT REBOOT the controller and upload the Supplementary Bundle Image to the controller.
Only when both image have been uploaded do you reboot the controller.
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Re: Cisco WLC 5508 Upgrade with Base & Supplementary AP Bundle Image

First check out the Cisco TAC AIROS Recommendations website and make sure you book mark if for future WLC upgrade references. In the 8.5.x train TAC are recommending 8.5.140.0

 

Correct you need to install both the base and the AP bundle.

The config guide: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/8-5/config-

guide/b_cg85/managing_software.html

 

The guide has a step After the controller reboots, repeat step 6 to step 16 to install the remaining file. So

from that the process is:

 

Upgrade the Controller to 8.5 and reboot 

then install the AP bundle, which will probably require another reboot

Confirm everything online.

 

Hope this helps

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Re: Cisco WLC 5508 Upgrade with Base & Supplementary AP Bundle Image

Hi,

 

This not works for me.

 

A controller was upgraded from 8.3.143.0 to 8.5.140.0 a couple of weeks ago.

 

(Cisco Controller) >show boot
Primary Boot Image............................... 8.3.143.0
Backup Boot Image................................ 8.5.140.0 (default) (active)

Now I would like to install ap bundle image because of some old (1602) APs, but I got this error message:

 

TFTP Code transfer starting.

TFTP receive complete... extracting components.

Checking Version Built.

Image version check passed.

Started In Place extraction of TLVs

Version mismatch RTOS:8.3.143.0 AP:8.5.140.0, Installation aborted



(Cisco Controller) >show ap bundle primary


Primary Version : 8.3.143.0


AP Supplement Bundle : Not Installed

Primary AP Image        Size            Supported AP's
----------------        ----            ------------
ap1g1                   13120           AP700
ap1g2                   13080           AP1600
ap1g4                   23308           AP1850/1810
ap1g5                   19076           AP1815
ap3g1                   9948            AP3500
ap3g2                   14972           AP2600,3600,1700,2700,3700
ap3g3                   28364           AP2800,3800,1560
c1140                   8836            AP1140
c602i                   3864            AP600

(Cisco Controller) >show ap bundle secondary


Secondary Version : 8.5.140.0


AP Supplement Bundle : Not Installed

Secondary AP Image      Size            Supported AP's
------------------      ----            ------------
ap1g1                   13192           AP700
ap1g4                   25784           AP1850/1810
ap1g5                   22208           AP1815
ap3g1                   10168           AP3500
ap3g2                   15380           AP2600,3600,1700,2700,3700
ap3g3                   39336           AP2800,3800,1560
c3700                   14372           AP600

(Cisco Controller) >show boot
Primary Boot Image............................... 8.3.143.0
Backup Boot Image................................ 8.5.140.0 (default) (active)

I think I got error message because of the different secondary image and ap bundle version. Is there any way to upload ap bundle image for the currenty active and running wlc image without need to reboot the wlc?

 

I tried another WLC in our lab (type 2504), I done the same procedure, and there is no error message during ap bundle upload, works fine.

1st step: upload from to 8.5.140.0

2nd step: reboot

3rd step: upload ap bundle image

4th step: show ap bundle all (everything is ok)

 

Edit: I tried to upload 8.5.140.0 to the production wlc again without reboot, I set boot point to 8.5.140.0 image (which is now marked as primary), and after that I can upload ap bundle successfully wittout any reboot.

 

(Cisco Controller) >show boot
Primary Boot Image............................... 8.5.140.0 (default)
Backup Boot Image................................ 8.3.143.0


(Cisco Controller) >show ap bundle primary


Primary Version : 8.5.140.0


AP Supplement Bundle : Installed

Primary AP Image        Size            Supported AP's
----------------        ----            ------------
ap1g1                   13192           AP700
ap1g2                   13652           AP1600
ap1g3                   15380           AP1530
ap1g4                   25784           AP1850/1810
ap1g5                   22208           AP1815,1540
ap3g1                   10168           AP3500
ap3g2                   15380           AP2600,3600
ap3g3                   39336           AP2800,3800,1560
ap801                   8468            AP802
ap802                   9968            AP802
c1550                   10928           AP1550(128MB)
c1570                   13052           AP1570
c3700                   14372           AP1700,2700,3700

(Cisco Controller) >

 

So it's resolved, thanks!

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