Cisco Mobility Express – Use web GUI to switch Primary image/Backup image (How to swap primary image/backup image via web gui)

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1 Login to your Cisco Aironet xxxx Series Mobility Express or Cisco Mobility Express web GUI

2 Navigate to “Monitoring -> Network Summary -> Access Points”

Cisco Aironet xxxx Series Mobility Express -> Monitoring -> Network Summary -> Access Points
Cisco Aironet xxxx Series Mobility Express -> Monitoring -> Network Summary -> Access Points

3 Find “TOOLS” Tab and click on it

Cisco Aironet xxxx Series Mobility Express -> Monitoring -> Network Summary -> Access Points -> TOOLS
Cisco Aironet xxxx Series Mobility Express -> Monitoring -> Network Summary -> Access Points -> TOOLS

4 Save it by clicking on the save button on the top right corner

5 Restart the Access Point

Navigate to “Advanced -> Controller Tools -> Restart Controller -> Click on “Restart Controller” button”

6 Once it’s back online, it should be running with swapped image


Cisco Access point/Switch swap primary boot image/backup boot image

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(Click here to read: Cisco Mobility Express – Use web GUI to switch Primary image/Backup image)

1 Connect to the device via console/SSH (If using Mobility express, connect to the device IP via SSH or console cable, not the Mobility Express controller IP address)

2 Login with correct credential

3 You will see “name of the device> ” in command window

Console command window
Console command window

4 Type “show version” to view current image information

Console command - show version
Console command – show version

5 From following image we can see currently the AP us running on “Primary Boot Image” which is “8.8.120.0” the “Backup Boot Image” is “8.10.105.0”

AP Running Image, Primary Boot Image, Backup Boot Image
AP Running Image, Primary Boot Image, Backup Boot Image

6 Now we need to login to “Cisco Controller”. For Mobility Express running as master or “Autonomous Mode” you can SSH to the IP address which you used to login to Mobility Express controller (See following image).

Cisco Mobility Express Controller
Cisco Mobility Express Controller
SSH -> Cisco Mobility Express
SSH -> Cisco Mobility Express

7 Enter following command, replce <AP_Name> with correct access point name

(Cisco Controller) >config ap image swap <AP_Name>
config ap image swap <AP_Name>
config ap image swap MyAP
config ap image swap MyAP

8 If there is no error message returned, reboot the AP.

After the AP rebooted, use the same “show version” command to check the booted image, now it should be swapped. (Or use Wireless LAN Controller Web UI to check current version number)