I recently had a problem with my newly purchased Aruba AP-305 not being able to be added to the VC. The solution was discovered through research.
Firstly, use the following command to show the provisioning log:
show log provision
If you got something like “ADP info: CAP-only sku. Will set it as standalone mode“. This is due to the lack of CCODE (i.e. Country-Code) in this AP. The solution is also simple.
- Connect the serial cable to the console port of Aruba AP
- Reset the AP
- Hit any key to break into apboot >
proginv system ccode CCODE-[CC]-[SHA1]
(replace [SHA1] with the SHA-1 hash of “[CC]-[SN]” ([CC] is your AP’s Restricted Regulatory Domain, like RW, US, JP and IL), and [SN] is the serial number)
US – Restricted Regulatory Domain – US
JP – Restricted Regulatory Domain – Japan
IL – Restricted Regulatory Domain – Israel
RW or UNRST – Rest of the World (Unrestricted)
For example CCODE-RW-de6fdb363ff04c13ee261ec04fbb01bdd482d1cd
setenv serverip [TFTP_Server_IP]
upgrade os 0 [ArubaInstant_Firmware]
upgrade os 1 [ArubaInstant_Firmware]
Now it’s done.