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Frequent Contributor I

Stumped on setting up S3500 demo unit with our config

OK so we have a 3600 controller and we have the first 3 port (0,1,2) setup as a trunk/PC.  It appears you can not use "Tunnel Node" on port channels... I have another port (3) would it make sense to set that on a new VLAN give it a new IP and then connect the tunneled ports VIA that vlan ?  Or am I not even remotely looking at this correctly :)

 

I am a bit confused with the documentation.

 

Versions: 

6.1.3.1 - controller

7.1.3.0 - switch

 

I am guessing I am over complicating something here... as this seems counter intuitive compared to how easy it has been to setup other aruba gear...

Aruba

Re: Stumped on setting up S3500 demo unit with our config

I'm not sure I follow your comment about port channels. Are your first three ports setup as trunks (aka 802.1q) or setup as as members of a Link Aggregation Bundle (aka Etherchannel, Port Channel, etc)? If they are setup as trunks, you can set these up as tunneled node ports. If these ports are aggregated together, you cannot.

Frequent Contributor I

Re: Stumped on setting up S3500 demo unit with our config

Sorry had my "ProCurve" hat on :) Link Aggregated.  

 

I have another port (3)... can I use that for testing (on a different VLAN so we dont cause a loop)?

Aruba

Re: Stumped on setting up S3500 demo unit with our config

Yes, you can use any port on the Mobility Access Switch. You would set the tunneled node profile and a switch profile (with the different client VLAN) on the 3rd port. The client VLAN would also then be programmed on your controller.

Frequent Contributor I

Re: Stumped on setting up S3500 demo unit with our config

do you know if there are plans on supporting aggregated links?  It would seem to me that this would be a prefered connection especially for wired connections for bandwidth reasons...  I understand the work-around for my config, but I think it does add un-needed complexity....

Aruba

Re: Stumped on setting up S3500 demo unit with our config

I'm not aware of any plans but help me visualize the use case:

 

PC ======2xGE=======S3500

 

Or is this with a downstream switch?

 

Switch=======S3500

 

Thanks.

Frequent Contributor II

Re: Stumped on setting up S3500 demo unit with our config

Madjali,

 

I'm not speaking for this poster as I don't know what or how his systems is setup.

 

But for my installs the 2nd on your list above would be helpful.

 

Switch A==========3500

 

 

This would give you redundant links without using spanning tree

David Dipert
Frequent Contributor I

Re: Stumped on setting up S3500 demo unit with our config

Here is our test config:

 

client <======> S3500 <=======>[3x Gbe- aggregates links Port channel]3600

 

In the documentation it states I need to turn on "Enable Tunneled Node" on the port on my controller (3600). In the 3600, if I do this I get an error that says: GigabitEthernet 1/0:Illegal Operation: Interface belongs to a port-channel group

 

The option is not present in the PC group on the 3600.

 

It would be my understanding that I would just have to turn the "Wireless access concentration" ON, and make sure my controller's IP is in the Server IP (I only have a single controller).

 

And then point the S3500 to the 3600's IP address (Tunneled Server IP Address).  But it is not working...  

 

This should not be this complicated :)

 

-Dan


Frequent Contributor I

Re: Stumped on setting up S3500 demo unit with our config

Crap.... Its working now.. I clicked "Enable Concentrator Server" on the controller, and everything started to work.  That would have been helpful if that was actually in the documentation!

 

-Dan

Aruba

Re: Stumped on setting up S3500 demo unit with our config

Dan,

I'm glad you got it working.

 

I'll let the product team know that we need to improve the documentation in this area. Thanks for the feedback.

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