Auto provisioning

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How do you turn on auto provisioning for new AP devices?
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Bradley Chambers, Champ

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Bradley Chambers, Champ

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Also, can this be done for branch routers as well?
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Abby S, Employee

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Hi Brad! Yes auto-provisioning works for all Aerohive devices. It is activated under Configuration - click on the "Show Nav" expander, and choose "Auto Provisioning". Create a policy for the type of devices you want to auto provision, and then I recommend using the "Use serial numbers or IP subnetworks to identify devices for auto provisioning" checkbox to limit which devices are auto-provisioned once they connect to your HiveManager. Please let me know if you run into any issues setting this up!
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Gregor Vucajnk, Official Rep

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Hej Bradley. One of my favourite Aerohive features.

1. You start by clicking the "Show Nav" tab under configuration:



2. Click on the Auto Provisioning option on the left, followed by "new":



3. Now you have loads of options defining what devices are auto provisioned and how. One of the options is also selecting the type of the device. BRs are an option as well!



4. For additional information select help while working on Auto Provisioning. The context aware feature will open the relevant help files with LOADs of additional information on the topic:



Cheers,

Gregor
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David Coleman, Official Rep

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Auto-Provisoning is SUPER popular with are partners and customers alike. When auto-provisioning is combined with the proper WLAN planning and integration design, you can literally "plug and play" you Wi-Fi network during installation.
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Jason Hills

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Auto provisioning is great! I guess its possible, but I would like to auto assign the static IP and AP name. I have had to manually do this, after the configs have been uploaded.
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Peter Mears

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@jason, I too would like that feature.

Everyone, I have a question will a "reset" AP go back through the provisioning process? what is the trigger?
I have had some issues where I enter the serail in the redirector first, then in the provisioning profile once the device shows up as unmanaged it never seems to bite first time and get provisioned. I have had to physically push the reset button on the AP to get it to work.. help or suggestions? Is there a way to force re-provisioning?

HELP
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Paul Levasseur

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Hello Peter,
Auto provisioning is triggered on the HiveManager side. So all you need to do is remove the device from the managed device list. When the device is discovered again, it will show up in new devices and the auto provisioning process is triggered again.
Cheers,
Paul
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Peter Mears

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I thought that may be the case, I am still seeing devices sit in the "new devices" section and not get provisioned.. could this be network related? I have a DNS server restrictions in the setup network, I haven't tested outside this network. The CAPWAP connection is good the lights are white. Still need to interveen to get it going. I will test in a clean network see if I still have to get involved.

I have about 2 weeks to get this perfected as we have 200 AP's on the way.

Thanks for the quick response Paul.

Cheers too
Peter.
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Paul Levasseur

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Hello Peter,
The key is to make sure Auto provisioning is enabled, then delete the device. If the device is rediscovered, and does not get provisioned, then somehow it is not matching the auto provisioning policy. You can go to device update results to see if the update occurred. If the provision happened and it did not reboot, you would have to select the option to reboot device after provisioning in the auto provisioning policy.
Hopefully this works.
Cheers again,
Paul
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Peter Mears

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Thanks for the tips Paul, this is a good step by step process I can follow, thanks again..

Peter.
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João Obue

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Is there any kind of config that i should apply to the AP, in order to auto-provisioning to work?