Product and Software: This article applies to all Aruba controllers.
If AP learning is enabled, every newly-discovered AP is classified as a valid AP. If AP learning is disabled, every newly-discovered AP is classified as an interfering AP. You can also manually classify an AP.
For example, if you know about an interfering AP, you can manually reclassify it as a known interfering AP.
A valid AP is an AP that is part of the enterprise that is providing WLAN service. Aruba APs that successfully connect to the controller and load software and configuration should be classified as valid APs.
Any client that successfully authenticates with a valid AP and passes encrypted traffic is classified as a valid client. (Encrypted traffic includes encrypted 802.11 frames and unencrypted 802.11 Frames that are VPN encrypted.)