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

ArubaOS 8 – Controller Deployment

In this post, I describe the different ways to deploy a controller with ArubaOS 8. Controller Deployment is significantly easier with ArubaOS 8 and it is the first time, that we see Zero Touch Provisioning for controllers. With ArubaOS 6.x it was not possible to have a complete Zero Touch Provisioning process. The fact, that … Read moreArubaOS 8 – Controller Deployment

Master Standby with ArubaOS 8

In the last posts about ArubaOS 8, I talked a lot about Virtual Mobility Master. This time, I will not include the VMM in my scenario. The reason is simple. Many customers deploy two controllers today. They simply do not need more. So the big question is how to build an environment with ArubaOS 8 and … Read moreMaster Standby with ArubaOS 8

Captive Portal without PEFNG License on ArubaOS8

On a regular basis, I get the question on how to configure a wireless captive portal without the PEFNG license on the controller. This post is to address this and to show how you can use a wireless captive portal without PEFNG license. Notice, I always recommend using PEFNG license. Not to use PEFNG should … Read moreCaptive Portal without PEFNG License on ArubaOS8

Firmware Update with AOS8 – Aruba OS 8

With AOS8, the update process changes slightly. It is possible to run different versions of code on controllers and the Mobility Master (VMM). This makes updating a lot easier because you do not have to plan for a long downtime, just for a firmware update. In the following post, I show the different options to … Read moreFirmware Update with AOS8 – Aruba OS 8

Wired Guest Access with IAP – Aruba Instant

Have you ever heard of someone asking for wired guest access? Why should you use wired guest access, when WLAN is available? For those, who need this kind of guest access, the following post is very interesting. I can think of the following scenarios, where you could need wired guest access: You have a WLAN … Read moreWired Guest Access with IAP – Aruba Instant

ClearPass Guest Operator Login with AD

ClearPass Guest is one of the most used guest systems and makes it very easy to allow specific people or a group of people to create guest accounts. They can also maintain their own accounts. To allow this you need to configure the ClearPass Guest operator login. The last post about operator login for ClearPass covered the login … Read moreClearPass Guest Operator Login with AD

ClearPass Operator Login with Active Directory

When you setup ClearPass, you always need to authenticate your operator. In this post, I will describe an easy way to use Active Directory for ClearPass operator login. I use AD here because most of my customers use AD. So, we can work with it and do not have to set up something new or … Read moreClearPass Operator Login with Active Directory

Backup ESXi Server – Lab System

My lab environment is more and more important for some of my daily tasks. But I do not care about the system itself. The only requirement is that it has to run. but as it get’s more and more important I started thinking about a backup. ESXi has no built-in function for this and external … Read moreBackup ESXi Server – Lab System