Master Standby with ArubaOS 8

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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 more Master Standby with ArubaOS 8

Captive Portal without PEFNG License on ArubaOS8

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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 more Captive Portal without PEFNG License on ArubaOS8

Firmware Update with AOS8 – Aruba OS 8

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 more Firmware Update with AOS8 – Aruba OS 8

Wired Guest Access with IAP – Aruba Instant

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 more Wired Guest Access with IAP – Aruba Instant

ClearPass Guest Operator Login with AD

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 more ClearPass Guest Operator Login with AD

ClearPass Operator Login with Active Directory

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 more ClearPass Operator Login with Active Directory

Backup ESXi Server – Lab System

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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 more Backup ESXi Server – Lab System

ArubaOS 8 Introduction

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is the first article in a series of articles, where I talk about the new ArubaOS 8 for the WLAN controller. This is the ArubaOS 8 introduction article, to give an overview of the new features in ArubaOS 8, which I cover in later posts in much more detail. I’m running ArubaOS 8 for … Read more ArubaOS 8 Introduction

Change the Management VLAN for Aruba Instant

Reading Time: 4 minutes Aruba Instant is a very simple and easy to use WLAN solution. In some projects, I have the situation, that users are placed in VLAN 1. Which is easy with Aruba Instant. But unfortunately, VLAN 1 is the default management VLAN and the AP itself should not be placed in VLAN 1. This was impossible … Read more Change the Management VLAN for Aruba Instant

iMC DHCP Agent

Reading Time: 4 minutes iMC is able to display a list of devices and IP addresses in use. To get the hostname of those devices as well, the iMC DHCP agent can grab those from the DHCP server. During my test of this function, I found some obstacles. In this article, I will share my experience and describe the installation … Read more iMC DHCP Agent

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