Pre-configure APs with auto provisioning

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Hi,

We would like to know if there is any possebility to pre-configure APs.

We have lots of different sites, all different configuration settings - not all APs on a site has the same network policy..... Before installation takes place we have serialnumber, mac-address, hostname, network policy..... all required information available.

Via auto provisioning we can steer APs to the correct network policy but still needs to manually set hostname, location and link AP (serial) to specific network policy.

Is there any way to pre-configure APs in such way, file import - cli - snmp - DB edit..., so we can setup APs automaticly?

Steven.
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Steven Liefferinckx

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Brian Powers, Champ

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I was always under the assumption that you could add an AP (by model number) via the "New" under the Configuration tab. From there, you could apply the hostname, network policy, SN, etc. And as long as your redirector sent your APs to your HM, they would have that information applied to them (there may need to be a manual update at this point).

I have never attempted this, but why else would they let you manually add a new device by model number...

Also, it looks like 6.1r2 changes this ability and possibly removes it as it just lets you add a SN and it classifies it under the Unmanaged Devices presumably until it is connected to your HM. And I cannot seem to find a way to modify this unmanaged device.
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Praveen Raghuraman

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Hi Steven - We are considering to add pre-configuration of devices by SN in a subsequent release.

To give you a bit of context, as part of providing an integrated experience for device inventory management, monitoring and configuration we started the process of bringing in the Redirector functions into HiveManager starting with 6.1r1. In 6.1r2 we added the ability to view and administer the devices that are part of your inventory through the Managed and Unmanaged devices tabs. Unmanaged devices are those devices that haven't yet established a connection with the Aerohive cloud / HiveManager. Going forward we have plans to include Add/Modify/Export functions under Unmanaged tab which will enable you to add and pre-configure devices.

Thanks
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Hi Praveen,

We're currently running 6.1r2 and noticed the Unconfigured device tab.
An add/modify/export function would be great, is an import function also part of this feature request?

Can you give us an idea where this feature is listed on the roadmap and in what time frame we can expect this feature?

Thanks for your fast replays.
Steven.
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Praveen Raghuraman

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Hi Steven,

While I can't provide a definite timeframe, I will say that this is on our near term roadmap.

We will consider your input about Import as well.

Thanks