LACP For AP’s With Two Ethernet Ports

LACP for AP's - Set GRE Striping IP

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 moreLACP For AP’s With Two Ethernet Ports

DHCP Vendor Class Identifier – DHCP Option 60

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 moreDHCP Vendor Class Identifier – DHCP Option 60

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

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

Change the Management VLAN for Aruba Instant

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 moreChange the Management VLAN for Aruba Instant

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+

How Aruba Central Provisioning Works

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 moreHow Aruba Central Provisioning Works