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Converting AP4800 from CAPWAP to ME

Alright community - SAVE ME!  I've been looking through all of the documentation and I'm stumped.  How do I convert a CAPWAP 4800 to mobility express?  I've looked through this: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/access_point/mob_exp/810/release_notes/b_ME_RN_810.html#me-supp-ap

and it says it is supported and I've downloaded the correct tar file and issued:

ap-type mobility-express tftp://10.72.222.55/AIR-AP4800-K9-ME-8-10-105-0.tar

I get:

Starting the ME image download...
It may take a few minutes to finish download.
If it is longer, please abort command, check network connection and try again

curl: (71) Error
transfer command failed
Image transfer failed. Please try again

I am sure that the TFTP process is correct because I put another AP on the same subnet and downloaded another image from the same TFTP server without an issue.  I'm looking at this:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/access_point/mob_exp/810/user_guide/b_ME_User_Guide_810/about_mob_exp.html

and it appears that the 4800 is not supported as mobility express?  So which is it?

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Re: Converting AP4800 from CAPWAP to ME

From the 4800 data sheet it says it can be a ME controller:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/wireless/aironet-4800-access-point/nb-09-air-4800-acces-ds-cte.html

 

Your commands look correct.

Can you try using ftp instead of TFTP - have found sometimes TFTP struggles with large transfers

 

Do a show version and see if it says 

AP Image type : MOBILITY EXPRESS IMAGE
AP Configuration : MOBILITY EXPRESS CAPABLE

Then its already converted

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Re: Converting AP4800 from CAPWAP to ME

What is the current firmware of the AP?
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Re: Converting AP4800 from CAPWAP to ME

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ROM: Bootstrap program is U-Boot boot loader
BOOTLDR: U-Boot boot loader Version 2013.01-gacaad15 (Aug 18 2019 - 20:12:19)

AP10B3.D6D2.434E uptime is 0 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes
Last reload time : Wed Nov 6 23:43:28 UTC 2019
Last reload reason : reload command

cisco AIR-AP4800-B-K9 ARMv7 Processor rev 1 (v7l) with 1028396/613476K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FCW2334PFT0
AP Running Image : 8.7.106.0
Primary Boot Image : 8.7.106.0
Backup Boot Image : 0.0.0.0
Primary Boot Image Hash:
Backup Boot Image Hash:
1 Multigigabit Ethernet interfaces
1 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
3 802.11 Radios
Radio Driver version : 9.0.5.5-W8964
Radio FW version : 9.1.8.1
NSS FW version : 2.4.23

Base ethernet MAC Address : 10:B3:D6:D2:43:4E
Part Number : 73-018776-02
PCA Assembly Number : 000-00000-00
PCA Revision Number :
PCB Serial Number : FOC23327EYK
Top Assembly Part Number : 068-100732-01
Top Assembly Serial Number : FCW2334PFT0
Top Revision Number : B0
Product/Model Number : AIR-AP4800-B-K9

 

 

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Re: Converting AP4800 from CAPWAP to ME

Hi Benjmoor

 

If the AP is an ME AP you should see in the show version:

cisco AIR-AP1852E-UXK9 ARMv7 Processor rev 0 (v71) with 997184/525160K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID RFDP2BCR021
AP Running Image : 8.2.100.0
Primary Boot Image : 8.2.100.0
Backup Boot Image : 8.1.106.33
AP Image type : MOBILITY EXPRESS IMAGE
AP Configuration : MOBILITY EXPRESS CAPABLE
0 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
0 802.11 Radios
Radio FW version . 1401b63d12113073a3C08aa67f0c039c0
NSS FW version : NSS.AK.1.0.c4-0Z026-E_cust C-1.24160

 

Given your not seeing it i'm guessing maybe the datasheet is not correct, or the version of that 4800 doesn't support it.

Since I see your a Cisco Employee might be easier for you to reach out to one of the Wireless SEs or TMEs and ask

 

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Re: Converting AP4800 from CAPWAP to ME

From the 4800 data sheet it says it can be a ME controller:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/wireless/aironet-4800-access-point/nb-09-air-4800-acces-ds-cte.html

 

Your commands look correct.

Can you try using ftp instead of TFTP - have found sometimes TFTP struggles with large transfers

 

Do a show version and see if it says 

AP Image type : MOBILITY EXPRESS IMAGE
AP Configuration : MOBILITY EXPRESS CAPABLE

Then its already converted

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Re: Converting AP4800 from CAPWAP to ME

Definitely the FTP vs TFTP - little did I know that was even an option.  Thanks for the assistance!

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