MSM Version 6.5, Unified P32 and HP 525 AP

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the last days we get a new software version for the MSM controller and the HP Unified Solution and a new AP, the HP 525 dual-radio 802.11ac AP. MSM Version 6.5 The released MSM version 6.5 brings support for the HP 560 802.11ac AP and the autonomous mode for this AP. Now, you can … Read more MSM Version 6.5, Unified P32 and HP 525 AP

MSM TFTP Mode

Reading Time: 2 minutes In this post I will explain the MSM TFTP mode. This mode is used to upload a startup image to a MSM AP to get them working again or to convert them back from Unified Code without the help of a MSM controller. The startup images are not available publicly. You should open a case … Read more MSM TFTP Mode

HowTo: MSM with UAM Captive Portal

Reading Time: 5 minutes This time I would like to show, how to use the UAM captive portal with the MSM solution. As the MSM solution did not support the portal protocol, which is used to transfer all the necessary information from the UAM captive portal server to the access device, we have to use at least one Comware … Read more HowTo: MSM with UAM Captive Portal

MSM Config Backup via CLI

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Reading Time: < 1 minute In the last days, I came across a problem, where I was not able to reach the web GUI of my MSM controller. Before resetting the controller, I was looking for the config and I found a way to backup the configuration via CLI. The MSM config backup works quite easy. You just need to … Read more MSM Config Backup via CLI

MSM Firmware Release: 6.4.1.0

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Last week, the new MSM firmware was made available to the public. This new MSM firmware version is the first maintenance release of the 6.4.x branch. Please have a look into the release notes, which are are available here: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.BINARYPORTLET/public/kb/docDisplay/resource.process/?spf_p.tpst=kbDocDisplay_ws_BI&spf_p.rid_kbDocDisplay=docDisplayResURL&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&spf_p.rst_kbDocDisplay=wsrp-resourceState%3DdocId%253Demr_na-c04403678-1%257CdocLocale%253D&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken I did the upgrade in my lab environment without any issues. For upgrading productive environments, … Read more MSM Firmware Release: 6.4.1.0

How-To: Controller Discovery

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Reading Time: 9 minutes 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 more How-To: Controller Discovery

My MSM Best Practice Tips

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Reading Time: 5 minutes In this post, I will share my MSM best practice tips, when using the controller. This is not a complete list but all the stuff I do first. From time to time I will update the post or create a complete new one, to stay up to date.So, let’s start now: 1. Which firmware to … Read more My MSM Best Practice Tips

Guest Account Migration from Guest Management ​Tool to IMC UAM

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the old days, many people where using the Guest Management Tool or GMS together with the MSM Controller. This tool was a great piece of software to have a very simple way to create and manage guest accounts on MSM controller. For some larger companies, this tool was too simple. And for an environment … Read more Guest Account Migration from Guest Management ​Tool to IMC UAM

BYOD: Part 3 – IMC UAM Configuration

Reading Time: 9 minutes This is the third and last post in this series. I will now show how I configured the IMC (Intelligent Management Center) with UAM (User Access Manager) to get all the magic working.  In this post I will describe how to configure the following points: enable the BYOD functionality in UAM setup the Guest functionality … Read more BYOD: Part 3 – IMC UAM Configuration

BYOD: Part 1 – MSM Configuration

Reading Time: 5 minutes This is the first post, of a series of posts, explaining how I set up my BYOD environment at home, to get my guest onto the internet. The environment consists of IMC (Intelligent Management Center) with UAM (User Access Manager) Module and MSM (in the past) and Unified WLAN (which replaced the MSM controller some … Read more BYOD: Part 1 – MSM Configuration

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