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

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+

HowTo: Aruba VIA

This time, I would like to show the configuration of the Virtual Intranet Access client. I use this one as a replacement for my OpenVPN installation. The aim is, to have an encrypted connection, even when using public hot spots. The great thing, Aruba VIA is also available to mobile phones, like my iPhone.In this post, … Read moreHowTo: Aruba VIA

Development Environment for an Internal Application for the HPE VAN SDN Controller

In this post, I would like to describe the steps needed to set up an development environment for an internal application for the HPE VAN SDN controller. My aim is to use this environment to start writing a simple application for the HPE VAN SDN controller later on. I will use Ubuntu as the development … Read moreDevelopment Environment for an Internal Application for the HPE VAN SDN Controller