Product and Software: This article applies to all Aruba Instant APs and Aruba Instant 188.8.131.52 and later.
When management access for Aruba Instant is configured to use RADIUS server (without fallback), there is a possible scenario of Aruba Instant AP (IAP) interface being inaccessible because the RADIUS server is unavailable to authenticate users.
Under this situation, use the default username / password (admin / forgetme!) to log into the IAP. Enable local access by issuing these commands:
iAP_Ptl# configure terminal
Warning: configuration via CLI is not supported!
iAP_Ptl (config) # no mgmt-auth-server << Radius Server Authentication removed
iAP_Ptl (config) #mgmt-auth-server-local-backup << Local Authentication is attempted when RADIUS server is unreachable
iAP_Ptl (config) # mgmt-user instant << Local Authentication enabled
At this point, the user can access the IAP interface using the local credential created.