Configuring RTLS Support in IAP

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Question- How to configure an IAP for RTLS Support

Answer- Instant supports the real-time tracking of devices when integrated with AirWave  Management Platform , or third-party Real Time Location Server such as Aeroscout Real Time Location Server. With the help of the RTLS, the devices can be monitored in real-time or through history.

We can configure RTLS using Instant UI or CLI.

In the Instant UI

To configure Aruba RTLS:
1.    Click the More>Services link at the top right corner of the Instant main window. The Services window is displayed.
2.    Click the RTLS tab. The following figure shows the contents of the RTLS tab.
3.    Select the Aruba RTLS check box to integrate Instant with AirWaveManagement platform or Ekahau Real Time Location Server.
4.    Specify the IP address and port to which the location reports must be sent.
5.    Specify the shared secret key in the Passphrase text box.
6.    Specify the frequency at which the Virtual Controller can send updates to the server. You can specify a value within the range of 5-3600 seconds. The default value is 5 seconds.
7.    Select the Include unassociated stations check box to send reports on the stations that are not associated to any IAP to the Aruba RTLS server.
8.    Click OK.

To configure third-party RTLS such as Aeroscout:
1.    Select the Aeroscout check box to send the RFID tag information to an AeroScout RTLS.
2.    Specify the IP address and port number of the AeroScout server, to which location reports must be sent.
3.    Select the Include unassociated stations check box to send reports on the stations that are not associated to any IAP to the Aeroscout RTLS server.
4.    Click OK.

AnswerLT- In the CLI

To configure AirWave RTLS:
(Instant Access Point)(config)# airwave-rtls <IP-address> <port> <passphrase> <seconds> include-unassoc-sta
(Instant Access Point)(config)# end
(Instant Access Point)# commit apply

To configure Aeroscout RTLS
(Instant Access Point)(config)# aeroscout-rtls <IP-address> <port> include-unassoc-sta
(Instant Access Point)(config)# end
(Instant Access Point)# commit ap

Internal Note- Tested in all latest IAP versions.

 

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