DHCP Vendor Class Identifier – DHCP Option 60

Reading Time: 4 minutes In several meetings I get the question, how can I sent different DHCP options to different devices. The answer is to use the DHCP Vendor Class Identifier, DHCP option 60. Every device sends this option to the DHCP Server, and each DHCP Server can answer with specific options, depending on the option 60. I will … Read more

Basic RAP Setup with ArubaOS 8

Reading Time: 6 minutes This is the first post regarding the Aruba Remote Access Points. There are several scenarios for this kind of AP and this first post is for a basic RAP setup. This basic RAP setup is about connecting the RAP to Aruba Controllers and the configuration on the Controller. Basic RAP Setup: What is a Remote … Read more

ArubaOS 8 Cluster

Reading Time: 8 minutes One of the coolest new features in ArubaOS 8 is the ArubaOS 8 Cluster. The first real Cluster for WLAN infrastructures. This post shows how simple the configuration of the ArubaOS 8 Cluster is. ArubaOS 8 Cluster: Requirements and Features To use the ArubaOS 8 Cluster you need to run at least AOS version 8.0. … Read more

Aruba Instant Dynamic Proxy Settings via DHCP

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 more

IAP VPN Guest Solution With Captive Portal

Reading Time: 7 minutes After my last post about an IAP VPN, I’ve got a lot of questions regarding an IAP VPN guest solution, either with or without a captive portal. This post is all about an IAP VPN guest solution. I use a controller as the VPN concentrator and for the captive portal. You can use ClearPass for the … Read more

Aruba InstantAP Mesh – IAP Mesh

Reading Time: 6 minutes During the last month, I had several projects which use Aruba InstantAP Mesh. So I would like to share my experience with Aruba InstantAP Mesh. IAP Mesh is a technology to either connect remote IAP’s to the cluster, if no ethernet connection is available, or to connect different networks with each other when no wired … Read more

Aruba Instant VPN with Central – IAP VPN

Reading Time: 10 minutes In this post, I describe how I use an Aruba Instant AP for tunnel all my traffic to my controller at home. This IAP VPN is very helpful when I need to show some lab scenarios. But you can also use it as your secure connection from a small branch office to the headquarter. Sure, you … Read more

ArubaOS Controller Whitelist Sync with ClearPass

Reading Time: 10 minutes I was writing some new posts and realized that I missed one basic post for you. If you ever went through the process of provisioning many new AP’s to a controller, you may be looked for a simpler way to do the provisioning work. The solution is the whitelist. Every ArubaOS controller has an internal whitelist … Read more

AirWave RestAPI with PowerShell

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 more

Unified Aruba Controller Discovery

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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 more

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