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Operator Login with ClearPass TACACS+

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 […]

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How Aruba Central Provisioning Works

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 […]

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IRF MAD Detection

IRF MAD Detection

This post is about the IRF MAD detection methods, used with in HPN comware based switches.  The purpose of IRF MAD is to prevent the split-brain scenario. If a split-brain occur, an IRF stack is broken, because of an link failure of one or more IRF links, or one or more IRF member switches experience […]

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New HP 5700 Switch Announced

New HP 5700 Switch Announced

HP announced the new HP 5700 switch as the new data center access switch. The switch supports IRF and is SDN ready. You can find the announcement here: http://h17007.www1.hp.com/us/en/networking/whats-new.aspx#.U_NThvmvX55 The switch is available in three different models: HP 5700-40XG-2QSFP+ Switch (JG896A)   HP 5700-48XG-4XG-2QSFP+ Switch (JG894A)   HP 5700-32XGT-8XG-2QSFP+ Switch (JG898A) For further details have a look […]

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Private VLAN in Comware 7

Private VLAN in Comware 7

In Mai I was on a proof of concept in Grenoble and one of the coolest things was the Private VLAN function in Comware 7. It was really interesting to see how it works and how simple it is to separate hosts from each other. Is works with a two-tier approach. There is primary VLAN, […]

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