Controller-less WLANs

How to configure allowed VLANs in IAP mesh points downlink port?

Customer sometimes would require only certain VLANs to be allowed in the mesh links to avoid unnecessary flooding. This article explains how this can be achieved.

 

Trunking on Mesh downlink applicable for all IAP versions.

 

 

Network Topology : Switch (Allowed Vlans 1,10,15,45,100,164)==== IAP Mesh Portal =======IAP Mesh Point  (Allowed Vlans 1,10,15,100,164)===== Switch.

 

For allowing only specific set of vlans in the mesh downlink, we need to create a wired port profile.

1) To create a Wired port profile, in UI go to more and click on the wired.

 

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2) Click New and create a new wired port profile.

3) Configure the wired port profile.

 

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4) Mention the VLANs that are to be allowed in the allowed VLAN list.

 

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Only VLANs 1,10,15,45,100 and 164 have been allowed in the downlink.

 

Now in the created Wired port profile to the necessary ports like Eth0 and Eth1 ports as required.

 

 

Run the datapath bridge table output. The wired port profile that was created is mapped to both Eth1 and Eth0. Eth0 is refered  to as bond0.

 

9/23/2013 21:20:46 PM    Target: 6c:f3:7f:c4:0b:50    Command: show datapath bridge
*********************************************************************************************************
Datapath Bridge Devices
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Flags: F - source-filter, T - trusted, Q - tagged, I - IP
       S - split-tunnel, B - bridge, M - mesh, P - PPPoE
       C - content-filter, O - corp-access, h - to HAP, f - to FAP
       h - dhcp-redirect

Dev  Name                      VLANs  PVID   ACLs   FramesRx  FramesTx  Flags
---  ------------------------  -----  ----  ------  --------  --------  --------
3    eth1                      6      1     142/0          0     71553  FQB
4    bond0                     6      1     142/0      12272     59376  FQB
9    br0                       0      1     105/0      30709         0  FIB
12   aruba000                  4095   1       0/0          0     89582  TQBM
13   aruba001                  4095   1       0/0     110603     43614  FTQBM
15   aruba102                  1      3333  131/0          0         0  B


6 VLANs only have been allowed on these ports so its showing a Value of 6.

Both IAPs get their IP address from the native VLAN, which can be checked from the "show APs" command.

*********************************************************************************************************
 9/23/2013 21:26:14 PM    Target: Abilash-lab    Command: show aps
*********************************************************************************************************

AP List
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Name               IP Address    Mode    Spectrum  Clients  Type  Mesh Role  2.4 Channel  2.4 Power (dB)  2.4 Utilization (%)  2.4 Noise Floor (dBm)  5.0 Channel  5.0 Power (dB)  5.0 Utilization (%)  5.0 Noise Floor (dBm)  Need Antenna Config  From Port  Config Id
----               ----------    ----    --------  -------  ----  ---------  -----------  --------------  -------------------  ---------------------  -----------  --------------  -------------------  ---------------------  -------------------  ---------  ---------
Abilash-lab        10.10.45.253  access  disable   0        135   Portal     1            21              91(poor)             -90(good)              149+         20              26(good)             -89(good)              No                   none       6
6c:f3:7f:c4:0b:50  10.10.45.254  access  disable   0        135   Point      11           21              95(poor)             -87(ok)                149+         20              26(good)             -93(good)              No                   none       6
Flat Slave AP Count:1
Hierarchy Slave AP Count:0

 

 

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