How do I determine the current operational role of a controller to see if it is master, standby, or local controller?

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Aruba Employee

Product and Software: This article applies to all Aruba controllers and ArubaOS versions.


1) Issue the 'show switches' command to identify the role of the controller.

show switches

All Switches
IP Address   Name      Location                   Type         Version    Status   Configuration  State Config    Sync Time (sec)
 --------------   ---- ----      ------------                    ----             -------        ------     -------------------  -----------------   ----------------------     control-2    Building1.floor1   standby    up         UPDATE          SUCCESSFUL        0

2) The Type field in the command output shows the controller role. In this output, the role is "standby". It can either be master, local, or standby.


Note: ArubaOS does not support clients on controllers when they are in "standby" mode.

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