01-17-2014 08:30 AM
1-How does the Instant AP Connects to Aruba WIFI Cloud ? how it knows its IP ? What
2- How Does Cloud WIFI identify AP/Customer ? will Cloud WIFI have preconfigured list o APs Serials/Mac for this Customer ?
01-17-2014 10:23 AM
Instant AP contacts device.arubanetworks.com, after getting an IP address from its local LAN. Then after contacting device.arubanetworks.com, Activate will provide the provisioning rule for that customer and point it to the appropriate Aruba Central server.
CloudWifi (Aruba Central) gets the customer information from Activate, and this also includes the list of devices.
Please let me know if you need further details.
01-18-2014 02:10 PM
This is also answered based on the info in the other thread: http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Community-Expert-Day-1-17-14/Information-about-Instants-AP/td-p/133587.
Capturing vjtr's post on that thread for relevance here:
"Aruba Instant environment is a distributed environment however VC does handle a variety of activities across management, control and data plane. Below are some ::
VC Management Plane Functions
IAP cluster configuration sync
IAP cluster monitoring
IAP firmware image management
Communication with AirWave and Aruba Central<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
VC Control Plane Functions
Dynamic Radius Proxy (DRP)
VC Data Plane Functions
Handling traffic for Magic VLAN (VC assigned)
Handling traffic when src-NAT is required"