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How to make a device stop being managed by central ?

by on ‎11-04-2014 03:46 PM

This Article helps to understand How to remove an Device stop being managed by Aruba central.

 

Environment : This article applies to Aruba Instant 6.2.1.0-3.3.0.0 or higher and managed by Aruba Central.

 

Network Topology : IAP---Aruba activate------Aruba central.

 

In order for an device to stop communicating with Central, it must find that there is no provisioning rule in Activate that tells it to contact Central.

 

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This is achieved by unassigning a license from a device in Central.

 

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  • Unassigning a license in Central will move  the device back into the default folder in Activate which does not have a provisioning rule.

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  • Every 1 minute the IAP sends stats to Central, and if unassigned, it will get timed out message from Central.
  • show log Ap-debug(Sample logs)

                          May 26 16:45:30  awc[1654]: athena_read: 1175: cann't find session id from athena's message
                         May 26 16:46:28  awc[1654]: awc_init_connection: 1691: connecting to internal.central.arubanetworks.com:443
                         May 26 16:46:28  awc[1654]: tcp_connect: 138: recv timeout set to 5
                        May 26 16:46:28  awc[1654]: tcp_connect: 145: send timeout set to 5

 

 

  • Then it will check back in Activate and see it is in default folder (without provisioning rule) and become locally managed. This can take up to 5 minutes. There is no need to reboot the AP, however, rebooting the AP may quicken the process.

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  • Also see that the message ‘Aruba Central Status: Connected’ has now changed back to  ‘Aruba Central

These Two  command will help  to identify if the IAp is still manged by Aruba central or not.

 

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