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Agent--007
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Cannot join AP with controller

I have just installed my first1832i ap-controller and 11 access points. I cannot get them to join the controller. Ask devices have an IP in the same network, the time is right and the region is right. One I cannot figer out is, how do I activate the license for the controller. 

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I replaced the 1832i controller with a 1852i controller. All the 1832i APs got reset and joined the 1852i controller with in 5 mins. Reading on the web made it clear that 1832i as a controller only work 1 out of 10 times.

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Leo L
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Post the complete output to the following commands:
1. WLC: sh sysinfo;
2. WLC: sh time;
3. AP: sh version; and
4. AP: sh ip interface brief

***** WLC - sh sysinfo *****

Manufacturer's Name.............................. Cisco Systems Inc.
Product Name..................................... Cisco Controller
Product Version.................................. 8.3.112.0

System Name...................................... Tornoees-AP-C
System Location..................................
System Contact...................................
System ObjectID.................................. 1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2371
IP Address....................................... 192.168.0.3
Last Reset....................................... 1: reload command

System Up Time................................... 0 days 11 hrs 35 mins 15 secs
System Timezone Location......................... (GMT +1:00) Amsterdam, Berlin,                                                                                                                                Rome, Vienna
System Stats Realtime Interval................... 5
System Stats Normal Interval..................... 180

Configured Country............................... DK  - Denmark

State of 802.11b Network......................... Enabled
State of 802.11a Network......................... Enabled
Number of WLANs.................................. 1

--More-- or (q)uit
Number of Active Clients......................... 7

OUI Classification Failure Count................. 0

Burned-in MAC Address............................ 2C:31:24:C2:64:80
Maximum number of APs supported.................. 25
System Nas-Id....................................
WLC MIC Certificate Types........................ SHA1/SHA2

***** WLC - sh time *****

Time............................................. Fri Sep  1 07:54:14 2017

Timezone delta................................... 0:0
Timezone location................................ (GMT +1:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Vienna

NTP Servers
    NTP Polling Interval.........................     86400

     Index     NTP Key Index                  NTP Server                Status          NTP Msg Auth Status
    -------  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       1              0                                ntp1.tele.dk     Not Synched          AUTH DISABLED
       2              0                                ntp2.tele.dk     Not Synched          AUTH DISABLED

***** AP - sh version *****

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fgrep: /storage/base_capwap_cfg_info: No such file or directory

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5-corsica-CCO]are, (ap1g4), [wnbu-bld-lnx12:/local/build/JENKINS/workspace/8.2MR
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Compiled Tue Mar 14 13:10:26 PDT 2017

ROM: Bootstrap program is U-Boot boot loader
BOOTLDR: U-Boot boot loader Version 25

 uptime is 0 days, 1 hours, 57 minutes
Last reload time   : Sun Jul 2 17:43:52 UTC 2017
Last reload reason : 1: reload command

cisco AIR-AP1832I-E-K9 ARMv7 Processor rev 0 (v7l) with 966404/763108K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID KWC211804CS
AP Running Image     : 8.2.151.0
Primary Boot Image   : 8.2.151.0
Backup Boot Image    : 0.0.0.0
1 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
2 802.11 Radios
Radio FW version : ee27b5094d5b8602d2d973ea084d5cf4
NSS FW version : NSS.AK.1.0.c10-00017-E_custC-1.67978.1

Base ethernet MAC Address            : 70:D3:79:32:48:F0
Part Number                          : 0-0000-00
PCA Assembly Number                  : 074-104694-01
PCA Revision Number                  : 01
PCB Serial Number                    : KWC211804CS
Top Assembly Part Number             : 000-00000-00
Top Assembly Serial Number           : KWC211804CS
Top Revision Number                  : A0
Product/Model Number                 : AIR-AP1832I-E-K9

Leo L
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Try this AP command: capwap ap primary-base Tornoees-AP-C 192.168.0.3

But AP dosen't have an IP address?

Leo L
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@Agent--007 wrote:

But AP dosen't have an IP address?


Ok, so this is the source of the problem.  Do you have DHCP Option 43 enabled? 

With capwap ap ip I entered IP netmask gateway I now I get this 

[*09/01/2017 10:46:31.0175] CAPWAP State: Discovery
[*09/01/2017 10:46:31.0175] Discovery Request sent to 192.168.0.3, discovery type STATIC_CONFIG(1)
[*09/01/2017 10:46:31.0275] Discovery Request sent to 192.168.0.3, discovery type STATIC_CONFIG(1)
[*09/01/2017 10:46:31.0275] Discovery Request sent to 255.255.255.255, discovery type UNKNOWN(0)
[*09/01/2017 10:46:31.0275] Received capwap packet from unknown 192.168.0.3:63373
[*09/01/2017 10:46:31.0275] 00000000: 65 80 84 02 85 10 00 00  84 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  e...............
[*09/01/2017 10:46:31.0275] 00000010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ................
[*09/01/2017 10:46:31.0275] 00000020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ................

At this moment I am not at the location so I cannot access the LAP. But what I can see is that they at talking with the controller but the connection is dropped after a pretest.

 

On the controller I get this with command AP:> show logging

*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:57.316: %CAPWAP-3-TX_ERR: capwap_ac_sm.c:5662 The system has failed to transmit image data request to AP 2c:31:24:c6:78:80
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:57.316: %CAPWAP-3-ENCODE_ERR: capwap_ac_sm.c:3275 The system has failed to encode Image data request (Requested Ap Image not found) to AP 2c:31:24:c6:78:80
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:57.316: %CAPWAP-3-IMAGE_DOWNLOAD_ERR3: capwap_ac_platform.c:1504 Refusing image download request from Unsupported AP - unable to open image file /storage/ap-images/ap1g4
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:47.764: %CAPWAP-3-TX_ERR: capwap_ac_sm.c:5662 The system has failed to transmit image data request to AP 2c:31:24:c6:75:80
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:47.764: %CAPWAP-3-ENCODE_ERR: capwap_ac_sm.c:3275 The system has failed to encode Image data request (Requested Ap Image not found) to AP 2c:31:24:c6:75:80
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:47.764: %CAPWAP-3-IMAGE_DOWNLOAD_ERR3: capwap_ac_platform.c:1504 Refusing image download request from Unsupported AP - unable to open image file /storage/ap-images/ap1g4
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:43.993: %CAPWAP-3-TX_ERR: capwap_ac_sm.c:5662 The system has failed to transmit image data request to AP 2c:31:24:c5:8c:a0
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:43.993: %CAPWAP-3-ENCODE_ERR: capwap_ac_sm.c:3275 The system has failed to encode Image data request (Requested Ap Image not found) to AP 2c:31:24:c5:8c:a0
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:43.993: %CAPWAP-3-IMAGE_DOWNLOAD_ERR3: capwap_ac_platform.c:1504 Refusing image download request from Unsupported AP - unable to open image file /storage/ap-images/ap1g4
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:38.501: %CAPWAP-3-TX_ERR: capwap_ac_sm.c:5662 The system has failed to transmit image data request to AP 70:d3:79:34:db:60
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:38.501: %CAPWAP-3-ENCODE_ERR: capwap_ac_sm.c:3275 The system has failed to encode Image data request (Requested Ap Image not found) to AP 70:d3:79:34:db:60
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:38.501: %CAPWAP-3-IMAGE_DOWNLOAD_ERR3: capwap_ac_platform.c:1504 Refusing image download request from Unsupported AP - unable to open image file /storage/ap-images/ap1g4
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:38.375: %CAPWAP-3-TX_ERR: capwap_ac_sm.c:5662 The system has failed to transmit image data request to AP 70:d3:79:35:09:20
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:38.375: %CAPWAP-3-ENCODE_ERR: capwap_ac_sm.c:3275 The system has failed to encode Image data request (Requested Ap Image not found) to AP 70:d3:79:35:09:20
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:38.374: %CAPWAP-3-IMAGE_DOWNLOAD_ERR3: capwap_ac_platform.c:1504 Refusing image download request from Unsupported AP - unable to open image file /storage/ap-images/ap1g4
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:35.687: %CAPWAP-3-TX_ERR: capwap_ac_sm.c:5662 The system has failed to transmit image data request to AP 2c:31:24:c6:6e:20
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:35.686: %CAPWAP-3-ENCODE_ERR: capwap_ac_sm.c:3275 The system has failed to encode Image data request (Requested Ap Image not found) to AP 2c:31:24:c6:6e:20
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:35.686: %CAPWAP-3-IMAGE_DOWNLOAD_ERR3: capwap_ac_platform.c:1504 Refusing image download request from Unsupported AP - unable to open image file /storage/ap-images/ap1g4
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:31.744: %CAPWAP-3-TX_ERR: capwap_ac_sm.c:5662 The system has failed to transmit image data request to AP 2c:31:24:c5:86:00
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:31.743: %CAPWAP-3-ENCODE_ERR: capwap_ac_sm.c:3275 The system has failed to encode Image data request (Requested Ap Image not found) to AP 2c:31:24:c5:86:00
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:31.743: %CAPWAP-3-IMAGE_DOWNLOAD_ERR3: capwap_ac_platform.c:1504 Refusing image download request from Unsupported AP - unable to open image file /storage/ap-images/ap1g4
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:31.375: %CAPWAP-3-TX_ERR: capwap_ac_sm.c:5662 The system has failed to transmit image data request to AP 70:d3:79:34:fc:20
*spamApTask0: Sep 04 08:31:31.375: %CAPWAP-3-ENCODE_ERR: capwap_ac_sm.c:3275 The system has failed to encode Image data request (Requested Ap Image not found) to AP 70:d3:79:34:fc:20

Do you have licenses installed then?

 

If it isn't too disruptive I would upgrade the code to 8.3.122.0 as the image may not be on the WLC for some reason. That version should support your APs though.

Ric

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I have tried to update to 8.5.103.0 but every time I try the upload of the file fails.

I haven't installed the licens. How do I do that?

Hi Agent,

 

Can you do a show license capacity on your WLC? Or on the monitor page does it say if you have enough licenses?

For your software code you should be able to go to Management -> Software Activation -> Licenses and add as many as you want. It is called Right To Use licensing so you don't need to upload a file. This is assuming you have purchased the appropriate licenses via your Cisco vendor.

 

Cheers,

Ric

 

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The problem is now resolved.

I replaced the 1832i controller with a 1852i controller. All the 1832i APs got reset and joined the 1852i controller with in 5 mins. Reading on the web made it clear that 1832i as a controller only work 1 out of 10 times.

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