IAP VPN Guest Solution With Captive Portal

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 moreIAP VPN Guest Solution With Captive Portal

Aruba Instant VPN with Central – IAP VPN

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 moreAruba Instant VPN with Central – IAP VPN

ArubaOS Controller Whitelist Sync with ClearPass

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 moreArubaOS Controller Whitelist Sync with ClearPass

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

How to Protect from Spanning Tree and Loops in the Access Area

With modern architectures and campus designs, you do not need spanning tree anymore. But how could you protect from spanning tree BPDU’s and loops in the access area, e.g. from external devices? The classical scenario is the cleaner, putting the free cable into the switch because it is in his way. ArubaOS switches have some … Read moreHow to Protect from Spanning Tree and Loops in the Access Area

ArubaOS 8 – Controller Deployment

In this post, I describe the different ways to deploy a controller with ArubaOS 8. Controller Deployment is significantly easier with ArubaOS 8 and it is the first time, that we see Zero Touch Provisioning for controllers. With ArubaOS 6.x it was not possible to have a complete Zero Touch Provisioning process. The fact, that … Read moreArubaOS 8 – Controller Deployment

Master Standby with ArubaOS 8

In the last posts about ArubaOS 8, I talked a lot about Virtual Mobility Master. This time, I will not include the VMM in my scenario. The reason is simple. Many customers deploy two controllers today. They simply do not need more. So the big question is how to build an environment with ArubaOS 8 and … Read moreMaster Standby with ArubaOS 8

Captive Portal without PEFNG License on ArubaOS8

On a regular basis, I get the question on how to configure a wireless captive portal without the PEFNG license on the controller. This post is to address this and to show how you can use a wireless captive portal without PEFNG license. Notice, I always recommend using PEFNG license. Not to use PEFNG should … Read moreCaptive Portal without PEFNG License on ArubaOS8

Firmware Update with AOS8 – Aruba OS 8

With AOS8, the update process changes slightly. It is possible to run different versions of code on controllers and the Mobility Master (VMM). This makes updating a lot easier because you do not have to plan for a long downtime, just for a firmware update. In the following post, I show the different options to … Read moreFirmware Update with AOS8 – Aruba OS 8