Controller Based WLANs

How do I configure the AeroScout Engine on an Aruba controller and what initial message does the AP send?

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Product and Software: This article applies to all Aruba AeroScout deployments.


To configure the AeroScout Engine on the controller, configure the AeroScout server IP address and the port number with the aeroscout-rtls-server ip-addr <ipaddr> port <port> command in the AP system profile.


(config) #ap system-profile Aeroscout-test


(AP system profile "Aeroscout-test") #aeroscout-rtls-server ip-addr port 12092


When you configure the AP system profile with the AeroScout server information, the APs in the corresponding AP group with this AP system profile send a Generic Notification to the AeroScout engine.


Here is a packet capture of the Generic Notification from the AP and its acknowledgement back from the AeroScout server.


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This sample Generic Notification and its acknowledgment are taken from the AeroScout server.


Generic Notification Sent by the AP


19:31:18:76: Incoming Message (Generic Notification)

IP:, Port: 1144

ReqID: 0x00, Code: 0xD9, Sub-code: 0x00, Length: 24

- Device's MAC: 00246CC50A02

- Vendor ID: 0x0050

- Ack Required: true

- Error Occurs: false

- AP Changed: false

- Wake UP: true

- Aux Data&colon;

PDU: 7C 83 00 00 D9 00 00 18 | 00 24 6C C5 0A 02 00 50

00 00 90 00 00 00 00 00 | 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00


Acknowledgement Sent Back by the AeroScout Engine to the AP


19:31:18:217: Outgoing Message (AP ACK)

IP:, Port: 1144

ReqID: 0x00, Code: 0xD0, Sub-code: 0x00, Length: 8

- Device's MAC: 00246CC50A02

PDU: 7C 83 00 00 D0 00 00 08 | 00 24 6C C5 0A 02 00 00

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