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

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

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

MAC Authentication with Username using ClearPass

Ever wondered why you can’t use MAC authentication and get the correct username for monitoring purposes, for example? Actually, with ClearPass you can use MAC authentication with a username. You can return the correct username, not the MAC address so that monitoring applications can use this username instead of the MAC address. Configure the Controller … Read moreMAC Authentication with Username using ClearPass

Operator Login with ClearPass TACACS+

This post is all about operator login with ClearPass. I show the implementation of authenticating a network operator to Aruba Switches, Comware based switches, Aruba Controller and AirWave. For some devices, I will show the process with TACACS+. For those, which do not support TACACS+, I use radius authentication, which I describe in a later … Read moreOperator Login with ClearPass TACACS+

How Aruba Central Provisioning Works

This time I will demonstrate the Aruba central provisioning process, to zero touch deploy switches and Aruba Instant AP’s. The process is using Aruba Activate as well. But let’s start at the beginning. What is Aruba Central Aruba Central is the cloud-based management solution from HPE Aruba. In the past, Aruba Central was used to manage … Read moreHow Aruba Central Provisioning Works