Track-ip, add actions: reboot AP and/or for DHCP renewal

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We have a situation here where outdoor Access Points are connected behind a Cable-TV modem of our local provider. Those APs must be on DHCP, and each time the Cable-TV modem reboots the AP cannot access the network anymore (the IP address still assigned to its management interface does not work through the Modem anymore).

So - each time the Cable-TV modem must be rebooted (and this happens a lot), someone has to go on-site and hard-reboot the Access Point :-/

To solve this issue, it would be great if the track-ip mechanism could be enhanced with one or two additional actions:

- If the default-gw is not reachable, reboot the AP (maybe add a "max reboots within x hours" option to prevent constant reboot cycles)
- If the default-gw is not reachable, force the AP to renew its mgmt0 IP address (if on DHCP)

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Carsten Buchenau, Champ

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Posted 2 years ago

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Tony de Raat

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This is a standard option for Ruckus AP's :)
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Will Rhodes

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I'll second this request. So many problems can be resolved by adding reboot to the tracker options. I'd like to see this feature on the branch routers.
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Tim Belfield

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Why don't you just assign an IP address to the Mgmt0 and not use DHCP or reserve the IP address in DHCP to the MAC Address of the access point.
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Not possible. The way the DOCSIS system works forbids to use static IPs, and apparently it must be authorized/assigned by the Modem.
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Perhaps have a backoff period for the reboots otherwise you could have a constantly rebooting access point.  For example, if you had a maximum of six reboots per hour then when the default gateway becomes inaccessible the access point will reboot six times in a row.