Aruba Instant Dynamic Proxy Settings via DHCP

I often get the question, how to connect our devices to central, as we do not allow direct access to the internet. Here is the answer, we can send the dynamic proxy settings via DHCP to our IAP’s, running at least firmware version 8.4. DHCP Part for Dynamic Proxy Settings First, you need to prepare … Read moreAruba Instant Dynamic Proxy Settings via DHCP

IAP VPN Guest Solution With Captive Portal

After my last post about an IAP VPN, I’ve got a lot of questions regarding an IAP VPN guest solution, either with or without a captive portal. This post is all about an IAP VPN guest solution. I use a controller as the VPN concentrator and for the captive portal. You can use ClearPass for the … Read moreIAP VPN Guest Solution With Captive Portal

Using Linux with OpenLDAP for User, DHCP and DNS

I’m using Microsoft Active Directory in my Lab for most of the tasks, like user authentication, DNS services, and DHCP. The windows VM is getting bigger and bigger so I decided to switch to Linux. The goal is, to have my user directory, my DNS zones and DHCP subnets managed in OpenLDAP. This post shows the … Read moreUsing Linux with OpenLDAP for User, DHCP and DNS

Aruba InstantAP Mesh – IAP Mesh

During the last month, I had several projects which use Aruba InstantAP Mesh. So I would like to share my experience with Aruba InstantAP Mesh. IAP Mesh is a technology to either connect remote IAP’s to the cluster, if no ethernet connection is available, or to connect different networks with each other when no wired … Read moreAruba InstantAP Mesh – IAP Mesh

Aruba Instant VPN with Central – IAP VPN

In this post, I describe how I use an Aruba Instant AP for tunnel all my traffic to my controller at home. This IAP VPN is very helpful when I need to show some lab scenarios. But you can also use it as your secure connection from a small branch office to the headquarter. Sure, you … Read moreAruba Instant VPN with Central – IAP VPN

ArubaOS Controller Whitelist Sync with ClearPass

I was writing some new posts and realized that I missed one basic post for you. If you ever went through the process of provisioning many new AP’s to a controller, you may be looked for a simpler way to do the provisioning work. The solution is the whitelist. Every ArubaOS controller has an internal whitelist … Read moreArubaOS Controller Whitelist Sync with ClearPass

AirWave RestAPI with PowerShell

In some of my latest projects, I used the AirWave RestAPI. The main purpose was to either extend the functionality of AirWave or to automate some workflows. In this post, I show, how to interact with the AirWave RestAPI. AirWave RestAPI: Yes, AirWave has an API AirWave is a great tool to manage your wireless and … Read moreAirWave RestAPI with PowerShell

Unified Aruba Controller Discovery

This time is about some basic things. I will describe the unified Aruba controller discovery process. With the new unified software, the process is the same for IAP and CAP. Actually, with the new unified software, there is no IAP or CAP anymore. The Aruba discovery process is a simple process. The AP uses this … Read moreUnified Aruba Controller Discovery

How to Protect from Spanning Tree and Loops in the Access Area

With modern architectures and campus designs, you do not need spanning tree anymore. But how could you protect from spanning tree BPDU’s and loops in the access area, e.g. from external devices? The classical scenario is the cleaner, putting the free cable into the switch because it is in his way. ArubaOS switches have some … Read moreHow to Protect from Spanning Tree and Loops in the Access Area