How to enable debugging on Aruba OS 8.x?

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This will help us to enable debugging for a user/AP and for any of the process on the controller. 


We enable debugging mainly for troubleshooting, this will give a syntax on how the user/AP and process debug can be done on 8.x. 


From 8.x the debugging command syntax has been modified as below: 


For user-debugging:

(Aruba) ^[mynode] (config) #logging user-debug <aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff> level debugging


For AP-debugging:

(Aruba) ^[mynode] (config) #logging ap-debug <ap-name> level debugging


For process debugging: 

(Aruba) ^[mynode] (config) #logging security level debugging

(Aruba) ^[mynode] (config) #logging network process dhcpd subcat dhcp level debugging 


We can verify the debugging only if we give write memory:

AP/User debugging can be verified by the below command:

(Aruba) [mynode] (config) #show debug

Facility    Level      Debug Value        Sub Category  Process
--------    -----      -----------        ------------  -------
ap-debug    debugging  Test               N/A           N/A
user-debug  debugging  aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff  N/A           N/A

Process debugging can be verified by the below command:

(Aruba) [mynode] (config) #show logging level verbose | include debugging

network   debugging  dhcp          dhcpd
security  debugging  N/A           N/A

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We have migrated from 6.x to 8.x with a mobility-master.


Do this apply with a mobility-master architecture too? Can I debug users and AP's originating on local-controllers from the mobility-master?

The reason I ask is because I don't seem to be able to do the debug-commands on the local-controllers anymore, and no ap's are active on the mobility-master.


Have I missed something obvious here?





(arubamm) [mynode] (config) #logging ap-debug xx-test-ap level debugging

(arubamm) [mynode] (config) #show ap active



(xx-aruba-mc) *#configure t
This controller is managed by a Mobility Master.
Configuration changes can only be performed on the Mobility Master.
(xx-aruba-mc) *#logging ?

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