Product and Software: This article applies to Aruba RAP-2G and all ArubaOS versions.
RAP-2WG is designed to be deployed across Layer 3 networks. If any of these APs is connected directly to Aruba switch by design, it will not come up. It shows in the AP database as inactive (indicated by 'I' flag) and unlicensed (indicated by 'L' flag) as shown here:
(Aruba-3k) #show ap database
Name Group AP Type IP Address Status Flags Switch IP
---- ----- ------- ---------- ------ ----- ---------
00:0b:86:c3:5c:4b default RAP-2WG 10.100.124.152 Up 3h:57m:43s IL 10.100.124.32
Flags: U = Unprovisioned; N = Duplicate name; G = No such group; L = Unlicensed
R = Remote AP; R- = Remote AP requires Auth; I = Inactive; X = Maintenance Mode; P = PPPoE AP
S = RFprotect Sensor; d = Disconnected Sensor; H = Using 802.11n license
M = Mesh node; Y = Mesh Recovery
If the RAP still shows inactive on the controller, refer to Answer IDs 924, 939, and 981 to troubleshoot further.