Rebooting AP via Hive manager vs Shutting the power down on the Switch

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Hi Guys, 

We change our PSK for our public wifi once a month, Once changed we have to update and reboot the APs. I have 2 questions: 

is there a way to schedule this so it can be done overnight. Manually update the PSK then schedule a reboot over night ? 

After the config has been updated, does it matter how the APs are rebooted? is disabling the inline power to the ports and reenabling the power have the same outcome ? 
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Of course, this is very easy to achieve. You simply have to utilise the configuration upload schedule
feature. One you have selected the APs you wish to update click 'Update...' from the menu bar, select 'Advanced' and then upload and activate configuration. 

You will want to perform a complete upload but then select the option to 'activate at the following time...' - you can then specify the date and time of day you want the configuration to be applied. The full configuration will then be uploaded to each AP and will remain inactive until your chosen time.




Hope this helps! 
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removing power of switchport has the same effect as hard rebooting 
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Unfortunately this statement has no bearing on the OP's question. 
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Hi Luke, thanks for the write-up. Really useful.

The activate part of the configuration, does that include a reboot of the APs. Currently, we have to upload the updated config then manually reboot the APs for the updated config to become active. 

Apologies in advance, quite new to Hive.
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You're very welcome. The 'activation' step of applying the configuration will trigger a reboot at the specified time. You will be able to see these results in 'Device Update Results' screen on the Configuration tab. When you check the monitor you will see that the 'uptime' of the APs will reflect your reboot time. 

Out of interest what version of HiveManager are you running? and what version of HiveOS on your APs?
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That's great, That will save some time when it comes to changing the PSK across multiple sites. 

Hive manager is Enterprise 6.6r3
APs: 
HiveOS 6.1r6.1779  ver 3.1.6  
HiveOS 6.5r3a Honolulu.2530  ver 5.0.4  

We have lot more APs but with different hive os and version. 
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Yes, without a doubt it will. 

Where possible I would try and get all your APs up to 6.5r3 as this is the 'golden release' which has managed to iron out many of the bugs from previous revisions. 
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Luke has given some good advice. I strongly suggest you upgrade your HiveManager to the currently latest version  (6.8r6) and your access points to the latest version in the golden branch (6.5r5).

Once you've upgraded your HiveOS, you get a new command available to you (sorry, not yet implemented in GUI, you would have to use Supplemental CLI to provision this). You can schedule a reboot for a specific time, daily, weekly, or multiples (here's a way to get monthly reboot):

kouri-desk-230#

kouri-desk-230#reboot schedule weekly every 4 week Saturday time 07:23:00
kouri-desk-230#sh reboot sched
Next reboot Scheduled At: 2016-12-24 07:23:36 Saturday
23 Days 23 Hours 59 Minutes 58 Seconds Left
kouri-desk-230#
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This has to be done on an AP by AP basis?  
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Yes, but, the Supplemental CLI feature in HiveManager allows you to create a text file with one or more commands and then push that out to one or more access points in one swell foop.
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HiveNim - if you need assistance enabling the supplemental CLI don't hesitate to ask.