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Cisco vWLC translating domain server issue

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I have a Cisco vWLC on my domain I've configured and got my first three APs connected fine. After a certain amount of time I plugged in a few more APs but for some reason they can't connect to the controller. I've tried four more APs to rule out a hardware issue, none of them can find the controller.

After some research I set option 43 on my DHCP using the hex code for my controller's IP address, that didn't fix it either. Below is a log capture of the entire start up of an AP.

Any help is appreciated.

*Mar  1 00:07:43.051: %SYS-5-RELOAD: Reload requested by CAPWAP CLIENT. Reload Reason: Could not discover WLC using DHCP IP address, Reload to use static IP.
*Mar  1 00:07:43.051: %LWAPP-5-CHANGED: CAPWAP changed state to DOWN 

IOS Bootloader - Starting system.

flash is writable

Antigua Lite Board P2

40MB format

Tide XL MB - 40MB of flash

Xmodem file system is available.

flashfs[0]: 239 files, 8 directories

flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 41158656

flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 19078656

flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 22080000

flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 10 seconds.

Base Ethernet MAC address: 18:8b:9d:bc:d7:f4

Ethernet speed is 1000 Mb - FULL Duplex

Loading "flash:/ap3g2-rcvk9w8-mx/ap3g2-rcvk9w8-mx"...#########################


File "flash:/ap3g2-rcvk9w8-mx/ap3g2-rcvk9w8-mx" uncompressed and installed, entry point: 0x2003000

executing...


Secondary Bootloader - Starting system.

Antigua Lite Board P2

40MB format

Tide XL MB - 40MB of flash

Xmodem file system is available.

flashfs[0]: 239 files, 8 directories

flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 41158656

flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 19078656

flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 22080000

flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 11 seconds.

flashfs[1]: 0 files, 1 directories

flashfs[1]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[1]: Total bytes: 12257280

flashfs[1]: Bytes used: 1024

flashfs[1]: Bytes available: 12256256

flashfs[1]: flashfs fsck took 0 seconds.

Base Ethernet MAC address: 18:8b:9d:bc:d7:f4

Boot CMD: 'boot  flash:/ap3g2-rcvk9w8-mx/ap3g2-rcvk9w8-xx;flash:/ap3g2-rcvk9w8-mx/ap3g2-rcvk9w8-xx'

Loading "flash:/ap3g2-rcvk9w8-mx/ap3g2-rcvk9w8-xx"...########################

File "flash:/ap3g2-rcvk9w8-mx/ap3g2-rcvk9w8-xx" uncompressed and installed, entry point: 0x1003000

executing...

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Cisco IOS Software, C1700 Software (AP3G2-RCVK9W8-M), Version 15.3(3)JA3, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2015 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Thu 19-Feb-15 10:27 by prod_rel_team

Antigua Lite Board P2
40MB format
Tide XL MB - 40MB of flash
Initializing flashfs...

flashfs[2]: 239 files, 8 directories
flashfs[2]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories
flashfs[2]: Total bytes: 40900608
flashfs[2]: Bytes used: 19078656
flashfs[2]: Bytes available: 21821952
flashfs[2]: flashfs fsck took 11 seconds.
flashfs[2]: Initialization complete.
flashfs[3]: 0 files, 1 directories
flashfs[3]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories
flashfs[3]: Total bytes: 11999232
flashfs[3]: Bytes used: 1024
flashfs[3]: Bytes available: 11998208
flashfs[3]: flashfs fsck took 1 seconds.
flashfs[3]: Initialization complete....done Initializing flashfs.

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cisco AIR-CAP1702I-A-K9 (PowerPC) processor (revision A0) with 376810K/134656K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FJC1935F0DV
PowerPC CPU at 800Mhz, revision number 0x2151
Last reset from power-on
LWAPP image version 8.0.115.0
1 Gigabit Ethernet interface

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address: 18:8B:9D:BC:D7:F4
Part Number                          : 73-16776-01
PCA Assembly Number                  : 000-00000-00
PCA Revision Number                  : 
PCB Serial Number                    : FOC192969H3
Top Assembly Part Number             : 068-05568-02
Top Assembly Serial Number           : FJC1935F0DV
Top Revision Number                  : A0
Product/Model Number                 : AIR-CAP1702I-A-K9   
% Please define a domain-name first.
Translating "CISCO-CAPWAP-CONTROLLER"...domain server (255.255.255.255)


Press RETURN to get started!


*Mar  1 00:00:13.415: APAVC: Initial WLAN Buffers Given to System is  2500

*Mar  1 00:00:13.467: APAVC:  WlanPAKs 42878 RadioPaks  42270

*Mar  1 00:00:13.467: Starting Ethernet promiscuous mode
*Mar  1 00:00:13.471: %LWAPP-3-CLIENTERRORLOG: Config load from flash failed. Initialising Cfg

*Mar  1 00:00:15.467: %LINK-6-UPDOWN: Interface GigabitEthernet0, changed state to up
*Mar  1 00:00:15.467: %LINK-6-UPDOWN: Interface GigabitEthernet1, changed state to up
*Mar  1 00:00:15.607: %SYS-5-RESTART: System restarted --
Cisco IOS Software, C1700 Software (AP3G2-RCVK9W8-M), Version 15.3(3)JA3, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2015 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Thu 19-Feb-15 10:27 by prod_rel_team
*Mar  1 00:00:16.635: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface BVI1, changed state to up
*Mar  1 00:00:20.227: DPAA Initialization Complete
*Mar  1 00:00:20.227: %SYS-3-HARIKARI: Process DPAA INIT top-level routine exited
*Mar  1 00:00:21.227: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface GigabitEthernet0, changed state to up
*Mar  1 00:00:23.227: %LINK-6-UPDOWN: Interface BVI1, changed state to down
*Mar  1 00:00:24.227: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface BVI1, changed state to down

ipv6 enable
  ^
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

ipv6 address autoconfig
  ^
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

ipv6 address dhcp
  ^
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

*Mar  1 00:00:27.639: %LINK-6-UPDOWN: Interface BVI1, changed state to up
*Mar  1 00:00:27.655: %LWAPP-3-CLIENTERRORLOG: Config load from flash failed. Initialising Cfg
lwapp_crypto_init: MIC Present and Parsed Successfully

*Mar  1 00:00:27.803: %SSH-5-ENABLED: SSH 2.0 has been enabled
*Mar  1 00:00:28.639: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface BVI1, changed state to up
bridge-group 1 source-learning
                ^
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

*Mar  1 00:00:34.467: %LWAPP-3-CLIENTERRORLOG: Config load from flash failed. Initialising Cfg

*Mar  1 00:00:36.927: %CDP_PD-4-POWER_OK: 15.4 W power - NEGOTIATED inline power source
*Mar  1 00:00:38.927: %LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface GigabitEthernet1, changed state to administratively down
%Error opening flash:/capwap-saved-config (No such file or directory)
*Mar  1 00:01:36.939: %CDP_PD-4-POWER_OK: Full power - NEGOTIATED inline power source

no ipv6 address
     ^
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

ipv6 enable
  ^
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

ipv6 address autoconfig
  ^
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

ipv6 address dhcp
  ^
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

*Mar  1 00:04:29.491: %CAPWAP-3-STATIC_TO_DHCP_IP: Could not discover WLC using static IP. Forcing AP to use DHCP.
Translating "CISCO-CAPWAP-CONTROLLER.<DOMAIN>.com"...domain server (<Random IP not even in the same VLAN as Wifi>)

*Mar  1 00:04:39.107: %DHCP-6-ADDRESS_ASSIGN: Interface BVI1 assigned DHCP address <DHCP IP>, mask 255.255.255.0, hostname AP188b.9dbc.d7f4

*Mar  1 00:04:40.499: %CAPWAP-5-DHCP_OPTION_43: Controller address <Controller IP> obtained through DHCP
Not in Bound state.

*Mar  1 00:05:36.999: %CAPWAP-3-DHCP_RENEW: Could not discover WLC. Either IP address is not assigned or assigned IP is wrong. Renewing DHCP IP.

*Mar  1 00:05:41.607: %DHCP-6-ADDRESS_ASSIGN: Interface BVI1 assigned DHCP address <DHCP IP>, mask 255.255.255.0, hostname AP188b.9dbc.d7f4

Translating "CISCO-CAPWAP-CONTROLLER.<DOMAIN>.com"...domain server (<Random IP not even in the same VLAN as Wifi>)

*Mar  1 00:05:47.999: %CAPWAP-5-DHCP_OPTION_43: Controller address <Controller IP> obtained through DHCP

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some oneNetwork Architect
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Commented:
Are the APs on the same VLAN as the vWLC's management interface?

What method of controller discovery did you use to get the first lot of APs connected?

What version of code is on the vWLC?

What model are the new APs?

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Commented:
Craig,
1) APs are not on the same VLAN as the management interface
2) I put them on the wireless VLAN and they found the controllers
3) The "software version" on my vWLC homepage says "8.0.120.0" not sure if that's what you're looking for.
4) I'm testing now with a AIR-CAP1702I-A-K9, I also have 1602. The issue is the same across both models.
Andy BartkiewiczNetwork Analyst

Commented:
Have you checked the amount of licenses you have? Before 8.1 on a vWLC you have to have a license file installed for the amount of licenses you own. You may only have 3 licenses. You can verify this by unplugging one of the APs that is working and see if you can bring another AP up.
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Craig tipped me off in the right direction when he asked if my AP was in the same VLAN as my mgmt interface.

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