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IAP Firmware 6.4.3.1 - general availability?

New to the Community - first post!

 

I inherited an Aruba Instant environment, IAP 105s, and a Virtual Controller runing firmware 6.4.2.6-4.1.1.8_50989 (using the internal db for users, no RADIUS server).

 

A problem arose with recently-updated Android 6.0 devices - apparnetly 6.0 uses TLS v1.2, and the current Controller firmware uses a previous version, meaning that none of our Android 6.0 devices can authenticate. They just hang and eventually fail (See Info regarding TLS version as root of authentication problem - begins with post #29: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=188867 )

 

According to Aruba Support, Firmware 6.4.3.1 will resolve the problem, but the rep I spoke said that it was in an "internal-only" release and wasn't yet available to the public. Anyone familiar with Aruba's release schedule and when 6.4.3.1 might be available to the public?

 

Aslo, my current Controller does see an available update, but for v 6.4.2.6-4.1.1.10_51810; when v 6.4.3.1 becomes available, will my Controller offer this update instead? Or do I need to install 6.4.2.6-4.1.1.10_51810 first in order to get to 6.4.3.1?

 

Appreciate any and all thoughts/suggestions!

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Re: IAP Firmware 6.4.3.1 - general availability?

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6.4.3.x is available as ED on the support site. The Instant firmware check will only check for GA code. If you want to use ED code, you have to download it and upload to the VC.

 

https://support.arubanetworks.com/DownloadSoftware/tabid/75/DMXModule/510/EntryId/19692/Default.aspx


Tim Cappalli | Aruba ClearPass TME
@timcappalli | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480 / ACEAP / CWSP
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Re: IAP Firmware 6.4.3.1 - general availability?

Thanks Tim!

 

How...risky is the ED code? I've finally gotten my environment running fairly smoothly, but for this Andorid 6 problem. I don't want to take the risk of introducing other problems for most users just to try to resolve something that is only affecting a small pocket of users.

 

I'm OK waiting till 6.4.3.1 is in general release, but if I can fix it now (without undue risk), so much the better.

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Re: IAP Firmware 6.4.3.1 - general availability?

I haven't personal used this version so I'll leave it for someone else to
comment on.



Your other option is to stand up a RADIUS server instead of using the
built-in RADIUS server.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba ClearPass TME
@timcappalli | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480 / ACEAP / CWSP
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Registered: ‎10-07-2013

Re: IAP Firmware 6.4.3.1 - general availability?

Remember that this also affects Windows 10 now as of the 1511 release:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3121002

 

Incidentally, that article is inaccurate for CPPM, as it currently states that only 6.5.1 is affected.

 

It should state:

6.5.1 for all TLS based methods, 6.5.1 - 6.5.3 for TTLS

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Re: IAP Firmware 6.4.3.1 - general availability?

Yikes! Thanks Nick - luckily we haven't deployed any Win10 devices yet. Still humming along with Win7Pro.

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Re: IAP Firmware 6.4.3.1 - general availability?

Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 will do TLS 1.2 for EAP with a registry change after Windows Updates have been applied, it just will not use it by default for the moment. I suspect that may well change in the not too distant future. We all definitely need to ensure that RADIUS servers are patched therefore.

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