Controller Based WLANs

Why do we see the Configuration State of a controller as "UNK" in AOS 8.0?
Q:

Why do we see the Configuration State of a controller as "UNK" in AOS 8.0? 

What is Autopark in AOS 8.0? 

How to assign a configuration node to a device? 
 



A:

In AOS 8.0, every device (controller) have to be assigned to some configuration node or a group. 

If an MD can successfully form IPSec with the MM, it can be seen on the "show switches" with status up. 
However, if the MD is not assigned to some configuration node or group, it remains in "UNK" configuration state. 

(Rajaguru-MM) [mynode] #show switches  

All Switches
------------
IP Address     IPv6 Address  Name         Location          Type    Model      Version        Status  Configuration State     Config Sync Time (sec)  Config ID
----------     ------------  ----         --------          ----    -----      -------        ------  -------------------     ----------------------  ---------
10.29.161.210  None          Rajaguru-MM  Building1.floor1  master  ArubaMM    8.0.0.0_55647  up      UPDATE SUCCESSFUL       0                       25
10.29.164.202  None          VPN-Con-MD   Building1.floor1  MD      Aruba7024  8.0.0.0_55647  up      UPDATE SUCCESSFUL       0                       25
192.168.110.1  None          BOC-MD       Building1.floor1  MD      Aruba7024  8.0.0.0_55647  up      UPDATE SUCCESSFUL       0                       25
10.29.164.201  None          MD-002       Building1.floor1  MD      Aruba7024  8.0.0.0_55647  up      UNK(00:0b:86:bc:46:47)  N/A                     N/A

Total Switches:4

A device can be assigned to a configuration node in two ways: 
1. Autopark 
2. Manual Device Entry 

Autopark: 

Autopark is the configuration node or group to which any device is added by default. Autopark is disabled by default. 

The command to enable Autopark and set a configuration node as default node is: 

[mynode] (config) #configuration device default-node <node-path>  


Example: 

(Rajaguru-MM) [mynode] #show configuration node-hierarchy 

Default-node is not configured. Autopark is disabled.

Configuration node hierarchy
----------------------------
Config Node                               Type
-----------                               ----
/                                         System
/md                                       System
/md/Boson-Branch-Group                    Group
/md/Boson-Branch-Group/00:0b:86:bc:03:27  Device
/md/Photon-MD-Group                       Group
/md/VPN-Con-Group                         Group
/md/VPN-Con-Group/00:0b:86:bc:04:87       Device
/mm                                       System
/mm/mynode                                System

(Rajaguru-MM) [mynode] #configure terminal 
Enter Configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z

(Rajaguru-MM) [mynode] (config) #configuration device default-node /md 
(Rajaguru-MM) [mynode] (config) #end
(Rajaguru-MM) [mynode] #write memory  

(Rajaguru-MM) [mynode] #show configuration node-hierarchy 

Default-node is "/md". Autopark is enabled.

Configuration node hierarchy
----------------------------
Config Node                               Type
-----------                               ----
/                                         System
/md                                       System
/md/00:0b:86:bc:46:47                     Device
/md/Boson-Branch-Group                    Group
/md/Boson-Branch-Group/00:0b:86:bc:03:27  Device
/md/Photon-MD-Group                       Group
/md/VPN-Con-Group                         Group
/md/VPN-Con-Group/00:0b:86:bc:04:87       Device
/mm                                       System
/mm/mynode                                System

Manual Device Entry: 

The command to assign a device to a specific configuration node is, 

[mynode] (config) #configuration device <MAC-ADDRESS> device-model <MODEL> <CONFIG-PATH> 

Example: 

(Rajaguru-MM) [mynode] (config) #configuration device 00:0b:86:bc:46:47 device-model A7024 /md/Photon-MD-Group 
(Rajaguru-MM) [mynode] (config) #end
(Rajaguru-MM) [mynode] #write memory  

(Rajaguru-MM) [mynode] #show configuration node-hierarchy 

Default-node is not configured. Autopark is disabled.

Configuration node hierarchy
----------------------------
Config Node                               Type
-----------                               ----
/                                         System
/md                                       System
/md/Boson-Branch-Group                    Group
/md/Boson-Branch-Group/00:0b:86:bc:03:27  Device
/md/Photon-MD-Group                       Group
/md/Photon-MD-Group/00:0b:86:bc:46:47     Device
/md/VPN-Con-Group                         Group
/md/VPN-Con-Group/00:0b:86:bc:04:87       Device
/mm                                       System
/mm/mynode                                System

 

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