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

Change the Management VLAN for Aruba Instant

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 moreChange the Management VLAN for Aruba Instant

HowTo Sync AirWave AP’s to iMC

This article describes the steps to sync AirWave AP’s to iMC. This does not consume device licenses in iMC. It makes it a no brainer because you can benefit from the topology views, which include the AP’s. This makes troubleshooting much easier. Why Sync AirWave AP’s to iMC Most of the ArubaOS based switches are … Read moreHowTo Sync AirWave AP’s to iMC

iMC Operator Login with Radius (ClearPass)

Long ago, I configured my iMC server to use AD based operator login. you can read the post here. After having ClearPass up and running I will do the iMC operator login with radius. This post describes how this works. iMC Operator Login: Prepare ClearPass The first step is to prepare ClearPass. Those are the normal steps … Read moreiMC Operator Login with Radius (ClearPass)

Install ClearPass on Proxmox

Since ClearPass version 6.6.2, we have support for KVM (Kernal-based Virtual Machine). In this post, I show how to install ClearPass on Proxmox. Proxmox runs KVM based virtual machines but unfortunately do not use the tools from the installation guide of ClearPass. Nevertheless, follow this post to get it running. Running ClearPass on Proxmox is … Read moreInstall ClearPass on Proxmox

CLI based OVA/OVF Deployment for ESXi

I use ESXi in my lab and need to deploy new VM’s on a regular basis. Whenever possible, I use an OVA/OVF deployment as this is very handy and easy. Unfortunately, I have no vSphere license so I use the ESXi embedded host client for administration. This shiny web UI has one drawback. It cannot deploy OVA/OVF … Read moreCLI based OVA/OVF Deployment for ESXi

External SQL Authentication Source with ClearPass

Recently, I had a customer who had all of his user accounts in an external SQL database and we were looking for a way to authenticate against this external SQL authentication source with ClearPass. It is easy, to get this working and the following post demonstrates the configuration. ClearPass supports MSSQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL out … Read moreExternal SQL Authentication Source with ClearPass