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

LACP For AP’s With Two Ethernet Ports

LACP for AP's - Set GRE Striping IP

Reading Time: 9 minutes I was asked on how to configure LACP for AP’s connected to a controller and I was not able to answer this question out of my mind so I decided to figure it out for myself. And as always, when I need to test something, I write a post about it. This is my post … 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

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 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

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

ArubaOS 8 – Controller Deployment

Reading Time: 9 minutes 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 more

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