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

HowTo Sync AirWave AP’s to iMC

This article describes the steps to sync AirWave AP’s to iMC. This does not consume device licenses in iMC. It makes it a no brainer because you can benefit from the topology views, which include the AP’s. This makes troubleshooting much easier. Why Sync AirWave AP’s to iMC Most of the ArubaOS based switches are … Read moreHowTo Sync AirWave AP’s to iMC

HowTo: MSM Captive Portal with Remote Authentication

MSM captive portal

This time I would like to describe the configuration of a local MSM captive portal on the MSM controller with a remote authentication, using iMC UAM. For a better understanding of the principles, you should read this post: How To: MSM Local Captive Portal With Local Authentication I will reuse a lot from this post, … Read moreHowTo: MSM Captive Portal with Remote Authentication

HowTo: UAM Portal with the Unified Controller

UAM portal splash screen

Today I would like to describe the UAM portal functionality. I will show it in combination with the unified controller, which still has the configuration from my last two how to’s for the unified controller. It would be very helpful for your understanding, reading those two posts: How To: Captive Portal With Local Authentication on … Read moreHowTo: UAM Portal with the Unified Controller

MSM Firmware Release: 6.4.1.0

MSM Dashboard

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 moreMSM Firmware Release: 6.4.1.0

HowTo: Local Captive Portal with Remote Authentication

captive portal

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

HowTo: Captive Portal With Local Authentication on the UnifiedController

captive portal

In this post I will describe the setup of a captive portal authentication with local authentication, which means, that the accounts will be created on the controller itself. No additional software or tool’s are required. This will fit for small environments but also has its limitations. For this test, I used the latest available firmware, which … Read moreHowTo: Captive Portal With Local Authentication on the UnifiedController

How-To: Controller Discovery

MSM Dashboard

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