Community Matters Blog

Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community, Airheads Vegas 2015 was a resounding success. 


2015 Airheads Community MVPs

by Chief Airhead Chief Airhead ‎01-04-2015 09:08 AM - edited ‎01-13-2015 03:26 PM

Every year, the Aruba Airheads MVP program selects exceptional individuals who have been recognized by our organization for their expertise, participation and contribution to the Airheads Community. 



EMEA: Become an Aruba Certified Mobility Hero

by Chief Airhead Chief Airhead ‎12-04-2014 09:47 AM - edited ‎01-26-2015 11:50 AM

It’s that time of the year! As everybody starts pondering early December and their 2015 resolutions, you may be considering investing in oneself, to improve mobility knowledge and follow an official training program.


Are You The Next WiFi Rockstar?

by on ‎12-01-2014 06:05 AM

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Everyone needs a little help getting started in their careers, whether it be a mentor, books, rack rentals, or hardware. Communities like AirHeads gives everyone the chance to have a mentor to help you understand deployment and configuration scenarios



Movember 2014

by Chief Airhead Chief Airhead on ‎11-13-2014 01:10 PM

November is all about raising awareness for men’s health and this year we are asking Arubans, partners, and Airheads community members to join The Movember Foundation annual Movember campaign.


Aruba Networks Cycling Jerseys, Bibs and Kits available for order!!!

by on ‎11-05-2014 03:43 PM - last edited on ‎11-05-2014 04:22 PM by Chief Airhead Chief Airhead

This coming Friday will be the last day to order Aruba cycling kits. International shipping is supported, so any EMEA, APJ, worldwide sales, etc is supported!!

Each item will have a link to the sizing guide. This will be great for employees, partners, customers, etc, and the store is open via the link below, so please share with any partners or customers you think would be interested as well!

This will bypass the first link, but anyone who buys them has to register name and email anyway, so feel free to pick which link you send.

Some notes:

  • Place your order promptly before your team store closes.
  • Once the pre-order store is closed, the team order goes into production and orders are final.
  • The estimated delivery time for team orders is 6-8 weeks after the pre-order store closes.
  • Discounts on Panache Retail - You also get special TeamiD pricing on Panache retail items you order in the future. Go to after you’ve placed your team order to shop our online retail store.
  • TeamiD pricing is available on future Panache retail orders as well, just login to the retail store by going to, and use the same account.


September 2014 Newsletter

by Chief Airhead Chief Airhead on ‎09-22-2014 05:25 AM

September 2014

A New Look

The Airheads Community site has been transformed and...


Aruba Community Update

by ‎09-19-2014 12:00 PM - edited ‎09-22-2014 10:53 AM

Your guide to the new Aruba Airheads.



August 29th 6pm pst – August 30 9pm pst


Airheads Newsletter August 2014

by Chief Airhead Chief Airhead on ‎08-26-2014 10:01 AM

We are always working hard to improve the Airheads Community. Over the last few months we have been putting together an Airheads refresher. This refresher includes many cosmetic updates, new features, and enhancements.


Hot Labels


Aruba Networks at WFD7

by Chief Airhead Chief Airhead ‎08-05-2014 01:00 PM - edited ‎08-18-2014 08:45 AM



It is about that time. The 7th edition of the Wireless Field Day event is almost here. Aruba Networks is really excited to once again be a part of all the technical goodness. We like to think we will be the main event. We will be taking the stage for the panel of delegates and everyone online Thursday Aug.7 at 10:30 PST. This will be our 5th round with the WFD crew and look forward to future WFD events.


Weekly Highlights 05/14/2014

by KaLin on ‎05-15-2014 06:00 AM

Check out cjoseph's solution for changing the name of of a controller in Airwave.















Click through to the article to see more solutions from your fellow Airheads!


May - Airheads Community Newsletter

by Chief Airhead Chief Airhead ‎05-12-2014 07:42 AM - edited ‎05-31-2014 07:31 PM

Airheads Social Community News
May 2014

EMEA Airheads Italy Conference
It’s almost time for Airhead Italy. June 11th - 13th. Please keep an eye out on this page for games, breakout updates, and comments, as well as presentation slide decks. Also you can follow along on Twitter by searching #AirheadsConf and you can join in the action by using #AirheadsConf in your tweets.

Are you looking to attend the Airheads Conference at Lake Maggiore, Italy? You can register for the conference at this page. For all the information and the agenda for the conference look here.

Airheads Las Vegas Conference
Here is the key to all things Airheads Vegas 2014. Did you miss a breakout? Don’t worry we have all of the sessions both keynotes and breakouts for you to enjoy. Didn’t attend? Well you can use this to motivate you to join the 1200+ that attended and experience for yourself the knowledge and environment available at Airheads in 2015.

Airheads Mobile v2.1
This is the small icon that connects you to all things Aruba Networks, wireless and mobility. Knowledge is in demand. Enabling you to have the knowledge of thousands of mobility engineers in your pocket is the reason why we are happy to release the new Airheads Mobile app. 

What's New in Version 2.1
We have many updates in this 2.1 release - let us know what you think!

  • Improved social sharing options for any post 
  • Ability to select categories for knowledgebase articles
  • Improved battery life usage, search results & messaging 
  • Mobile notifications mapped to specific posts
  • Improved ease of use for content embedded from YouTube & SlideShare
  • Several usability enhancements

You can download this version of Airheads Mobile from the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play.

Becoming Mobility Certified
Beginning this month we will be highlighting a certification and with the help from the Airheads Community we will help you achieve the certification. We will be posting overviews of topics related to the certification of the month as well as practice questions to help with attaining the certification. For the month of May we will be focusing on the Aruba certification ACMA.  If you have any knowledge you would like to share to help someone get a new certification please post it in the community.

May Mobility Hero Contest
We have received many great tutorials over the last few months. It is time to turn up your game. To celebrate the kickoff of Becoming Mobility Certified event we will be adding a topic to focus the great submissions from everyone. This month we ask that you create an educational tutorial or document about general wireless topic listed here for people to study to help them become mobility certified.

Create a tutorial or document and enter it into the May Mobility Hero Contest for a chance to win the following:

  • 1x 3200 Controller
  • 1x IAP225
  • 1x IAP205

The top three tutorials and their creators will be featured in the next Airheads Newsletter.

March Mobility Hero Contest Top Tutorials
The month of March was a very competitive month in the #MHC. We had 16 entries with a total of 516 total kudos given. The winner of the March contest was cappalli with his tutorial, Using ClearPass to steer users to secure networks. The top 4 are as follows:

Technology Blogs
Be sure to check out the most popular technology blogs below.

Aruba Networks

Weekly Highlights 05/07/2014

by KaLin on ‎05-08-2014 06:00 AM

Check out madjali's solution forfor adding MAS2500.


Click through to the article to see more solutions from your fellow Airheads!


Community Recognitions - April, 2014

by KaLin on ‎05-01-2014 03:00 PM

Join us in recognizing our top 10 Kudoed Authors for their contributions this month!     


Weekly Highlights 04/30/2014

by KaLin ‎05-01-2014 06:00 AM - edited ‎05-01-2014 09:28 AM

Check out ed's solution for an iAP code missing from v4.0.0.4 download site.













Click through to the article to see more solutions from your fellow Airheads!


Weekly Highlights 04/23/2014

by KaLin on ‎04-24-2014 06:00 AM

Check out clembo's solution for a failed profile installation on ClearPass 6.2.6



















Click through to the article to see more solutions from your fellow Airheads!


Weekly Highlights 04/16/2014

by KaLin on ‎04-17-2014 06:00 AM

Check out victorfabian's solution for resolving an Open SSL bug.















Click through to the article to see more solutions from your fellow Airheads!


Weekly Highlights 04/09/14

by KaLin on ‎04-10-2014 10:00 AM

Check out cjoseph's solution for an AP not seeing a newly added certificate.
















Click through to the article to see more solutions from your fellow Airheads!


Congratulations to our “Month of Mobility” Hero Contest winners!

by Chief Airhead Chief Airhead ‎04-07-2014 06:39 AM - edited ‎04-07-2014 06:40 AM

This month’s MHC was a big success with over 16 great tutorials. I am amazed at the level of technical skill these tutorials have. I hope they continue to roll in. These tutorials are a big help to those just starting out or those who have never focused in the exact area of the tutorial. We will be continuing the contests. April’s contest has already started! 


Weekly Highlights 04/02/2014

by KaLin on ‎04-03-2014 06:00 AM

Check out scottdoorey's solution for PdfNG licensing.



Click through to the article to see more solutions from your fellow Airheads!


Monthly Recognitions for March, 2014

by KaLin on ‎04-01-2014 04:00 PM

Join us in recognizing our top Kudoed Authors for the month of March!!


Weekly Highlights 03/26/2014

by KaLin ‎03-27-2014 06:00 AM - edited ‎03-27-2014 10:08 AM

Check out cappalli's solution for managing a CPPM data port.

















Click through to the article to see more solutions from your fellow Airheads!


Airheads Vegas through the eyes of Jamie

by on ‎03-24-2014 10:04 AM - last edited on ‎03-24-2014 11:41 AM by Community Manager

I was privileged enough to attend the 2014 Airheads Conference in Las Vegas. Here is what I saw…


Airheads News at #airheadsconf - Episode 7

by Community Manager on ‎03-22-2014 08:47 PM

Final episode of Airheads News from #airheadsconf Vegas featuring David Morton (@mortonmanor) from University of Washington talking about his participation at Keerti Melkote's (@keertimelkote, Aruba's founder & CTO) keynote and his thoughts on the latest release for Aruba's AirWave network management software. Visit us at to learn more, and join the discussion at our Unified Wired & Wireless Access forum.


Airheads News at #airheadsconf - Episode 6

by Community Manager on ‎03-22-2014 08:42 PM

Sixth episode of Airheads News from #airheadsconf Vegas featuring John Turner (@ArubaJT) from Aruba Networks and Pascal Menezes from Microsoft Lync (@msftLync). They provide details on their breakout session at the event on "Understanding Lync and Wi-Fi". Visit us at to learn more. Join the discussion at our Unified Wired & Wireless Access forum.


Weekly Highlights 03/19/2014

by KaLin on ‎03-20-2014 06:00 AM

Check out Rajani's solution for for deleting a test group in Aruba Central.












Click through to the article to see more solutions from your fellow Airheads!


It’s such a fast paced life these days, everybody is trying to get ahead, and this is great.  Sometimes people take perceived shortcuts, for example that fad diet that promises to help you lose 50 lbs in 3 weeks with no exercise, just take a pill and let the pounds melt off.


Preparing for Airheads

by on ‎03-19-2014 12:16 PM

Wow, it’s March already, the year is just flying by, one of my career goals for the year was to be more socially involved,  to network with people in my profession a lot more, and what better  forum for personal interaction, than at  a user conference, rooms full of like minded individuals searching for the same thing


Airheads News at #airheadsconf - Episode 5

by Community Manager ‎03-18-2014 11:02 AM - edited ‎03-22-2014 08:41 PM

Fifth episode of Airheads News from #airheadsconf Vegas feat. Carlos "Danger" Gallego talking talking about his live demo during Keerti Melkote's (@keertimelkote, Aruba's founder & CTO) keynote on the opening day of the conference. Visit us at to learn how ClearPass Exchange & Guest can simplify both end user and IT experience on corporate wireless networks. Join the discussion at our forum on AAA, NAC, Guest Access & BYOD


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    Ryan is a wireless networking engineer specializing in all things mobility from web apps to location services to WLAN design/deployment.
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    Jake is a Systems Engineer focused on designing and deploying wireless networks in the Pacific Northwest.
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    George Stefanick is a Wireless Architect employed by a large healthcare system in the Texas Medical Center.
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  • Blake Krone

    Blake Krone is Cisco CCIE Wireless and CWNA certified Wireless Network Architect with experience designing and deploying enterprise class networks supporting hundreds of APs and multiple controllers for Voice, Data, and RTLS.
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