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 Aruba AP Authentication

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 LACP For AP’s With Two Ethernet Ports

DHCP Vendor Class Identifier – DHCP Option 60

Reading Time: 4 minutes In several meetings I get the question, how can I sent different DHCP options to different devices. The answer is to use the DHCP Vendor Class Identifier, DHCP option 60. Every device sends this option to the DHCP Server, and each DHCP Server can answer with specific options, depending on the option 60. I will … Read more DHCP Vendor Class Identifier – DHCP Option 60

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

Reading Time: 8 minutes 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 more How to Protect from Spanning Tree and Loops in the Access Area

Change the Management VLAN for Aruba Instant

Reading Time: 4 minutes Aruba Instant is a very simple and easy to use WLAN solution. In some projects, I have the situation, that users are placed in VLAN 1. Which is easy with Aruba Instant. But unfortunately, VLAN 1 is the default management VLAN and the AP itself should not be placed in VLAN 1. This was impossible … Read more Change the Management VLAN for Aruba Instant

Operator Login with ClearPass TACACS+

Reading Time: 10 minutes 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 more Operator Login with ClearPass TACACS+

How Aruba Central Provisioning Works

Reading Time: 5 minutes This time I will demonstrate the Aruba central provisioning process, to zero touch deploy switches and Aruba Instant AP’s. The process is using Aruba Activate as well. But let’s start at the beginning. What is Aruba Central Aruba Central is the cloud-based management solution from HPE Aruba. In the past, Aruba Central was used to manage … Read more How Aruba Central Provisioning Works

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