Unmanaged SD-Branch Virtual Gateway in EVE-NG

Virtual Gateway - Download Device Identity

Reading Time: 3 minutes For some testing, I need some Aruba SD-Branch gateways. Instead of using hardware gateways, which I do not have, I use a virtual gateway. You could run them in ESXi as well, but why not use EVE-NG for this. For instructions on how to install EVE-NG use the following link: EVE-NG in Azure For other … Read more

Wired Guest Access with Aruba Wireless Gear

Create new Network - Security

Reading Time: 6 minutes This is maybe an uncommon scenario but I was asked to write something about this topic. Let’s assume you have Aruba Wireless Gear but your switching stuff is not from Aruba. In this post, I will show how to configure Aruba Controllers or Aruba IAPs to provide Guest Access to wired users as well. I … Read more

Aruba Downloadable User Roles

Downloadable User Role Flow Chart

Reading Time: 16 minutes This post is all about Aruba Downloadable User Roles and how to use them for wired and wireless access with dot1x and mac authentication. If you use Downloadable User Roles, you get a central point of configuration for all access-related configurations. ClearPass, which is used as the radius server, will have all the roles available. … Read more

Aruba Remote Mesh using an Aruba RAP

Aruba Remote Mesh - Topology

Reading Time: 8 minutes For an urgent project, I was asked to set up a Remote Mesh, and actually, I was thinking it is an easy task as I had created mesh networks before. But Remote Mesh is a different beast and it took me more than three days to get this working. To help others with this kind … Read more

Aruba Stuff in EVE-NG

EVE-NG - Device ID

Reading Time: 8 minutes I discovered that EVE-NG supports a lot of Aruba Stuff and in this post, I will show how to get it running in EVE-NG. I did a first post on this with the topic on how to install EVE-NG in Azure here: https://www.flomain.de/2020/11/eve-ng-in-azure/(opens in a new tab) This was related to EVE-NG in Azure, the … Read more

Secure Client Bridge Connection

Secure Client Bridge Connection - Enable dot1x

Reading Time: 4 minutes How to connect a Client Bridge in a secure manner to the network not only means to secure the WLAN connection, but also the ethernet port of the bridge. This is the topic of the following post. The scenario for this post is to have the client bridge securely connected to the WLAN. But what … Read more

Aruba VIA VPN with IKEv2

Aruba VIA VPN - Successful VPN Connection

Reading Time: 12 minutes This post is to show how Aruba VIA VPN with IKEv2 works. With IKEv2 we switch to a certificate-based authentication which makes it easier for users and more secure for the whole organization. In an older post here I did a basic setup with IKEv1 and username password. This new post will leverage IKEv2 and … Read more

Aruba AP Authentication

Campus AP Authentication - Provision AP for EAP-TLS

Reading Time: 19 minutes Most organizations are moving to a network where all ports are authenticated. This could lead to problems when we try to connect an AP to a network port as AP authentication is more than just an accept. There are two types of AP that might be considered. First, the Campus AP, which needs to connect … Read more

ClearPass Sponsored Guest Login

ClearPass Sponsored Guest Login - Guest Caching Wizard

Reading Time: 10 minutes This post describes how to set up a self-registration guest login page with sponsor approval. I use this ClearPass sponsored guest login at home for all my guests. Actually, my wife had the idea to use this kind of setup. The solution will be very easy but you will get a good overview of how … Read more

ClearPass SSO with Azure AD

ClearPass SSO with Azure AD - Setup SSO

Reading Time: 7 minutes In this post, I show how to configure ClearPass SSO with Azure AD. I use SSO (single sign-on) to authenticate operators, using ClearPass. To use SSO for users to authenticate against the network and onboard new devices, for example, will be a later post. What and Why? So what is SSO or single sign-on? Actually … Read more

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