New Unified WLAN Software is available

In the last days, a new software version for the Unified WLAN controller was made available. This release supports the new HP 417 AP on the Unified WLAN controller. The Software is available on the product support page here: 830 830_5.20.R3507P26https://h10145.www1.hp.com/downloads/SoftwareReleases.aspx?ProductNumber=JG641A 850 and 870 850-870_5.20.R2607P26https://h10145.www1.hp.com/downloads/SoftwareReleases.aspx?ProductNumber=JG722A Unified WLAN Module 6000_5.20.R2507P27 and 6000_5.20.R2507P27H01https://h10145.www1.hp.com/downloads/SoftwareReleases.aspx?ProductNumber=JG639A You will also find the release notes on … Read moreNew Unified WLAN Software is available

New HP 5700 Switch Announced

HP 5700

HP announced the new HP 5700 switch as the new data center access switch. The switch supports IRF and is SDN ready. You can find the announcement here: http://h17007.www1.hp.com/us/en/networking/whats-new.aspx#.U_NThvmvX55 The switch is available in three different models: HP 5700-40XG-2QSFP+ Switch (JG896A) HP 5700-48XG-4XG-2QSFP+ Switch (JG894A) HP 5700-32XGT-8XG-2QSFP+ Switch (JG898A) For further details have a look at the … Read moreNew HP 5700 Switch Announced

HowTo: UAM Portal with the Unified Controller

UAM portal splash screen

Today I would like to describe the UAM portal functionality. I will show it in combination with the unified controller, which still has the configuration from my last two how to’s for the unified controller. It would be very helpful for your understanding, reading those two posts: How To: Captive Portal With Local Authentication on … Read moreHowTo: UAM Portal with the Unified Controller

MSM Firmware Release: 6.4.1.0

MSM Dashboard

Last week, the new MSM firmware was made available to the public. This new MSM firmware version is the first maintenance release of the 6.4.x branch. Please have a look into the release notes, which are are available here: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.BINARYPORTLET/public/kb/docDisplay/resource.process/?spf_p.tpst=kbDocDisplay_ws_BI&spf_p.rid_kbDocDisplay=docDisplayResURL&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&spf_p.rst_kbDocDisplay=wsrp-resourceState%3DdocId%253Demr_na-c04403678-1%257CdocLocale%253D&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken I did the upgrade in my lab environment without any issues. For upgrading productive environments, … Read moreMSM Firmware Release: 6.4.1.0

iMC WSM Release of E0202P03

WSM overview screen

You can now download a new version of iMC WSM (Wireless Service Manager). You can find the download link here: https://h10145.www1.hp.com/downloads/SoftwareReleases.aspx?ProductNumber=JF414AAE This feature will bring the new HTML 5 topology to the wireless topology. This looks great and is very fast. Below is a screen shot of the new view: There are also some bug … Read moreiMC WSM Release of E0202P03

HowTo: Local Captive Portal with Remote Authentication

captive portal

In this post, I will describe the captive portal capabilities on the HP unified controller, using iMC and UAM for remote authentication. Please read my earlier post about captive portal and local authentication, as I will reuse most of the configuration. For this howto I use again the latest and greatest firmware: Prepare the Controller for Captive Portal … Read moreHowTo: Local Captive Portal with Remote Authentication

HowTo: Captive Portal With Local Authentication on the UnifiedController

captive portal

In this post I will describe the setup of a captive portal authentication with local authentication, which means, that the accounts will be created on the controller itself. No additional software or tool’s are required. This will fit for small environments but also has its limitations. For this test, I used the latest available firmware, which … Read moreHowTo: Captive Portal With Local Authentication on the UnifiedController

How-To: Controller Discovery

MSM Dashboard

In this post I will share my experience with controller discovery in the network. You will get many information on how the AP can discover the controller and what network requirements needs to be meet to do that. I will cover the following topics: Where to place the AP’s in the network How the discovery process … Read moreHow-To: Controller Discovery