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UniFi - Beta Release 2.3.6

2.3.6 is released as beta/rapid with the intention to push to stable.
Release Note

  • bandwidth limiting enhancement (make it more in sync with results from speedtest or wget, etc)
  • portal redirect enhancements
  • enhanced adoption/handling when DNS is not reachable
  • enable UAP-Outdoor's secondary ethernet port
  • Paypal to allow other currency
  • allow connectivity/uplink monitor to be disabled completely (for people who don't use wireless uplink and don't want wireless to be disabled when gateway is not reachable)
  • fix controller stopping issue when installed as Windows service
  • UI enhancements

From 2.3.2 -> 2.3.3

  • fix guest bypassing guest portal
  • fix UniFi start-up problem with fresh installation using Java 7
  • add Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) support
  • fix SSID validation
  • fix Paypal processing of Master Card
  • fix incorrect client count in the statistics
  • allow mail sender to be configurable for sending alerts

From 2.3.3 -> 2.3.4

  • fix DHCP option 43 broken in 2.3.x
  • Google Map fix - allows map type selection, saves as image (this is more of a workaround, before we get rid of Flash)

From 2.3.4 -> 2.3.5

  • SSID to allow all printable characters
  • fix last-seen in All Clients tab (add Disconnected/All filter as well)
  • minor UI fixes

From 2.3.5 -> 2.3.6

  • fix issues around wireless uplink and adoption for newer units with DC:9F:manvery-happy:B OUI
  • use 64-bit JRE if installed
  • make Allowed Subnets more flexible (which in turn enables AirPrint in the guest network)
  • VoIP enhancement (mapping DSCP 46 to Voice, for getontoit)
  • portal redirect enhancements (thanks to jaffadog and coastcruiser)
  • security enhancements (credit to Moritz Frenzel)

How to perform the update
We're being more cautious in pushing releases to the world. Following Google's model, we'll have three release channels
* stable (widely used, most stable)
* rapid (soaked in beta for a while)
* beta (cutting edge)
For Windows/Mac, you can switch to follow the beta channel by modifying /data/system.properties, add

update_channel=beta

and restart the controller.
For Debian-based system, simply do

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unifi-beta

Downgrade
Assuming you have your configuration backup from, say, 2.2.5, you can remove 2.3.6, install 2.2.5, restore it. Then upgrade all the firmwares on the AP.
If you didn't backup and used auto-upgrade, there is a auto-backup done for you at /data/backup/2.2.5.unf
How to convert PicoM2 to run UniFi?
NOTE: PicoM2 with the new DC:9F:manvery-happy:B OUI cannot be converted
We're working on a solution right now.
1. Download the firmware at HERE
2. In AirOS UI, upgrade with the firmware you downloaded
Notes:
- LED behaves differently and the first 2 LED cannot be disabled
- This process is one way. There's no plan to release a tool to reverse it
- While this firmware can be applied to other models running AirOS, UniFi cannot manage them and such action may void your warranty
Download
UniFi Controller for Mac
UniFi Controller for Windows
UniFi Controller APT howto
UniFi provides a debian package that you can update via APT
1. add mongoDB to apt souce.
UniFi Controller .dep package depends on mongoDB 2.0.0 or newer.
So please follow the steps HERE to add mongoDB into apt source list before install UniFi Controller.

## for most people with Ubuntu 9.10 and after
deb http://downloads-distro.mongodb.org/repo/ubuntu-upstart dist 10gen
## for most people with Debian
deb http://downloads-distro.mongodb.org/repo/debian-sysvinit dist 10gen

2. edit /etc/apt/sources.list

## Ubuntu Precise (12.04):
deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/distros/deb/precise precise ubiquiti
## Ubuntu Oneiric (11.10):
deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/distros/deb/oneiric oneiric ubiquiti
## Ubuntu Natty (11.04):
deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/distros/deb/natty natty ubiquiti
## Ubuntu Maverick (10.10):
deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/distros/deb/maverick maverick ubiquiti
## Ubuntu Lucid (10.4):
deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/distros/deb/lucid lucid ubiquiti
## Ubuntu Karmic (9.10):
deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/distros/deb/karmic karmic ubiquiti
## Debian Lenny (5.0):
deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/distros/deb/lenny lenny ubiquiti
## Debian Squeeze (6.0):
deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/distros/deb/squeeze squeeze ubiquiti

3. add GPG Key

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv C0A52C50
# or over HTTP:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv C0A52C50

4. update, install & upgrade

# retrieve the latest package information
apt-get update
# install/upgrade unifi package
# there are 3 packages in the same repository - unifi (the most stable), unifi-rapid (soaked beta), and unifi-beta (the cutting edge)
# you can install / switch between them
apt-get install unifi-beta
# or you can do apt-get upgrade to upgrade all packages on your debian

5. the UniFi webUI can be reached via https://:8443/
UniFi Zipped Package
A zipped package is also provide for DIYers. See readme.txt for details.
UniFi.unix.zip
UniFi API
A shell library, unifi_sh_api is provided with the release. here's a sample script to authorize a guest for 30 minutes

#!/bin/sh
## define required variables
username=admin
password=admin
baseurl=https://localhost:8443
## include the API library
. unifi_sh_api
unifi_login
unifi_authorize_guest "e8:17:22:10:5d:4d" 30
unifi_logout
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Re: UniFi - Beta Release 2.3.6

2.3.6 is released (beta/rapid)
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Re: UniFi - Beta Release 2.3.6

2.3.8 becomes the stable release.
Release Notes

  • bandwidth limiting enhancement (make it more in sync with results from speedtest or wget, etc)
  • portal redirect enhancements
  • enhanced adoption/handling when DNS is not reachable
  • enable UAP-Outdoor's secondary ethernet port
  • Paypal to allow other currency
  • allow connectivity/uplink monitor to be disabled completely (for people who don't use wireless uplink and don't want wireless to be disabled when gateway is not reachable)
  • fix controller stopping issue when installed as Windows service
  • UI enhancements

From 2.3.2 -> 2.3.3

  • fix guest bypassing guest portal
  • fix UniFi start-up problem with fresh installation using Java 7
  • add Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) support
  • fix SSID validation
  • fix Paypal processing of Master Card
  • fix incorrect client count in the statistics
  • allow mail sender to be configurable for sending alerts

From 2.3.3 -> 2.3.4

  • fix DHCP option 43 broken in 2.3.x
  • Google Map fix - allows map type selection, saves as image (this is more of a workaround, before we get rid of Flash)

From 2.3.4 -> 2.3.5

  • SSID to allow all printable characters
  • fix last-seen in All Clients tab (add Disconnected/All filter as well)
  • minor UI fixes

From 2.3.5 -> 2.3.6

  • fix issues around wireless uplink and adoption for newer units with DC:9F:manvery-happy:B OUI
  • use 64-bit JRE if installed
  • make Allowed Subnets more flexible (which in turn enables AirPrint in the guest network)
  • VoIP enhancement (mapping DSCP 46 to Voice, for getontoit)
  • portal redirect enhancements (thanks to jaffadog and coastcruiser)
  • security enhancements (credit to Moritz Frenzel)

From 2.3.6 -> 2.3.8

  • fix the PicoM2 -> UniFi conversion for newer units with DC:9F:manvery-happy:B OUI
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Spoudumen
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Re: UniFi - Beta Release 2.3.6

please release redhat/centos packages!! it would greatly simplify a lot of lives! thanks in advance

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Re: UniFi - Beta Release 2.3.6

I would also like to see an installation made available for CentOS/RedHat.

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Re: UniFi - Beta Release 2.3.6

Thanks a lot for the release ! 

Works like a charm on Ubuntu 12.10 (32 bits)

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Re: UniFi - Beta Release 2.3.6

Seems like a product targetting value in the enterprise market would take running on linux pretty seriously.

 

Maybe at least publish concise installation instructions. In my case, folllowing the instructions I found ended up with parallel mongod environs, and quickly crashed the centos box it was installed on thanks to the rediculous size of the mongod journal files.

 

Granted - enterpise folks can figure this out - but we shouldn't have to.

 

Looks like Ubiquity needs to hire some folks other than ultra radio-geeks.

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Re: UniFi - Beta Release 2.3.6

Works on Debian just fine. Actually better than Windows. What is the problem?

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Re: UniFi - Beta Release 2.3.6

In the end, it was my own fault for blindly following instructions and not tracking what UniFi was actually doing.

In short, the instructions were: make sure mongo is running in the machine, then launch unifi.

So I made dedicated ebs volumes for data and journals... Configured mongod accordingly, but didn't realize unifi ignores the existing mongod, and starts it's own, writing to its local dir. As this is running on a small system drive, the journaling filled up the drive until it got low enough to take down the service.

Restarting generated nondescript errors in the log, and I sleuthed out what was going on. My effort to move the existing db to the new partition, then remounting at the data/ dir inside UnuFi failed (came up as fresh install) so had to restore from backup.

So, if you have plenty of space on your system drive, and don't care about running the database off the same partition... It's no problem, and now that I've reconfigured the storage, it's fine. Mostly, it would be good to have slightly more detailed discussion about the space requirements for mongo and the fact it doesn't use your existing environment.

Sorry about the frustrated tone of my post - I'm loving the product.
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Re: UniFi - Beta Release 2.3.6


michaeldale wrote:

Works on Debian just fine. Actually better than Windows. What is the problem?


Haha of course it runs better on linux than on Windows... :manvery-happy: It's linux!

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