Aruba Networks, Configuration Example

Aruba Airwave 8.2.4 and no CLI / shell access

René Jorissen on September 29, 2017 3 Comments • Tags: #access #airwave #aruba #shell

BE AWARE: reading and applying this blog is at your own risk. Following the below procedure could affect the support validity on your Aruba AirWave appliance. All AirWave firmware versions prior to 8.2.4 gave you shell access to the CentOS operating system. Once you upgrade from 8.2.3 to 8.2.4 you receive the message that the … Read More


Flash clean-up

René Jorissen on December 28, 2015 1 Comment • Tags: #aruba #clean #controller #crash #flash #logs #memory #tar

Lately I upgraded a Aruba Networks wireless controller or at least I tried…… The upload of a new image to the controller has two steps. First the copy process from a TFTP server to the controller and second the actual writing of the new firmware image to flash (system partition). The second step kept showing … Read More

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Provision Aruba AP via CLI

René Jorissen on March 26, 2015 2 Comments • Tags: #ap #aruba #cli #provsion

Below you will find the necessary commands to provision an Aruba access-point via CLI. The commands add the access-point to the AP whitelist and provision the AP in the correct ap-group. Adding the AP to the whitelist is necessary when using control-plane security. whitelist-db cpsec add mac-address “94:b4:0f:c4:7e:98” description “ap01” whitelist-db cpsec modify mac-address “94:b4:0f:c4:7e:98” … Read More

Configuration Example, Wireless

Aruba MAS – Tunneled node

René Jorissen on March 12, 2015 0 Comments • Tags: #aruba #mas #tunneled-node

Today I played a bit with an Aruba Mobility Access Switch with Tunneled Node configuration to a Aruba Mobility Controller. More information on Tunneled Node can be found here. The configuration is straight forward. You need to configured a tunneled-node profile on the MAS and associate the access ports on the MAS to a VLAN, … Read More

Configuration Example, Wireless

Aruba WPA2 with MAC authentication

René Jorissen on December 19, 2012 1 Comment • Tags: #aaa #aruba #authenticate #initial #mac #networks #profile #role #wpa

Configuring an SSID with WPA2 Pre-Shared key or Enterprise authentication and encryption is very common. Sometimes you would like to add an extra authentication method. Although this method isn’t very secure, MAC authentication is still used as an extra method to strengthen the level of security of a wireless or wired network. These days I … Read More

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Aruba RAP in bridge mode with remote access

René Jorissen on October 23, 2012 0 Comments • Tags: #access #acl #ap-uplink-acl #aruba #bridge #mode #rap #remote #session #uplink

The Aruba Networks Remote Access Points is a nice feature for branch offices or home workers. I use a RAP5WN at home and I configured different SSID’s on the RAP. The SSID’s are in tunnel mode, split-tunnel mode or bridge mode. The bridge mode connections are for my home devices, like my girls iPad and … Read More