Question: Why do we see the Eth1 port on AP-135 and AP-125 not active even after configuring wired AP profile to enable?
Environment Information :
Any Access Points
Aruba OS pre 6.2
Some POE switches, for example HP 2910al-48G-POE+ (J9148A) - Firmware W.15.08.0012, disable 802.3at where the end device doesn’t send LLDP, and reverts to regular 802.3af.
"Shutting down <port> due to insufficient POE voltage [power profile <n>]
Some POE switches require LLDP by default to supply POE+ and Aruba supports that only on Aruba OS 6.2. Hence POE switch reverted to 802.3af which means AP135 disabled its eth1 port. Workaround/solution is to disable the LLDP requirement per port on the POE switch. This option is available and was tested on a production network with HP 2910al POE+ switch using the latest available firmware for the switch as of this writing.