Aruba Instant Dynamic Proxy Settings via DHCP

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 moreAruba Instant Dynamic Proxy Settings via DHCP

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

Using Linux with OpenLDAP for User, DHCP and DNS

I’m using Microsoft Active Directory in my Lab for most of the tasks, like user authentication, DNS services, and DHCP. The windows VM is getting bigger and bigger so I decided to switch to Linux. The goal is, to have my user directory, my DNS zones and DHCP subnets managed in OpenLDAP. This post shows the … Read moreUsing Linux with OpenLDAP for User, DHCP and DNS

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

Aruba Instant – External Captive Portal Enhancement

In my last post, I described a simple way, to use the an external captive portal with the Aruba Instant solution. This time, I will change the lab environment to support bridged clients. I will also cover the scenario with the internal dhcp server and the situation with an individual certificate. External Captive Portal in Bridged … Read moreAruba Instant – External Captive Portal Enhancement

Windows DHCP Server Configuration Backup/Restore

In this post, I will show, how to Backup and Restore the Windows DHCP Server configuration and how to use this method to import the HP Vendor Specific Options for the HP AP’s. The configuration will be backuped as a text file, which can easily be modified to match the configuration of a new server. DHCP … Read moreWindows DHCP Server Configuration Backup/Restore

HowTo: Local Captive Portal with Remote Authentication

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In this post, I will describe the captive portal capabilities on the HP unified controller, using iMC and UAM for remote authentication. Please read my earlier post about captive portal and local authentication, as I will reuse most of the configuration. For this howto I use again the latest and greatest firmware: Prepare the Controller for Captive Portal … Read moreHowTo: Local Captive Portal with Remote Authentication

How-To: Controller Discovery

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In this post I will share my experience with controller discovery in the network. You will get many information on how the AP can discover the controller and what network requirements needs to be meet to do that. I will cover the following topics: Where to place the AP’s in the network How the discovery process … Read moreHow-To: Controller Discovery