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Occasional Contributor I

Getting started with ALE...

Greetings; new to this forum and new to Aruba "gear". We have a customer with 5,000 AP's (and other's similar) and we need "rough" population-counts per AP (and likely users are not 'connected'; likely roaming through an area).  I presume ALE can help.  At a minimum to get started, for test/exploration, what do I need?  A single ALE license and a bare or VM system and is that all?  Then I should be able to use the REST APIs?  Sorry if this is well-known but I couldn't easily find what I need.  Last, how can I buy the ALE/kit/license and I presume $50 for 1 AP?

Re: Getting started with ALE...

Aruba Wi-Fi enviroment

Aruba Airwave

Aruba ALE

 

that's the basic enviroment u need in order to start utilize ALE

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Read here,

https://www.slideshare.net/ArubaNetworks/ale-locationanalyticsatmospheremmfinal

 

and more here :)

 

http://community.arubanetworks.com/aruba/attachments/aruba/MonitoringManagementLocationTracking/821/1/ALE%20Deployment%20and%20Troubleshooting%20Guide%20-%2004092016.pdf

 

 

Datasheet also contain a lot of info:

www.arubanetworks.com/assets/ds/DS_ALE.pdf

 

 

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Occasional Contributor I

Re: Getting started with ALE...

Thank you!  Related, given that we need very coarse population information, is it possible for us to talk directly to each Aruba AP via a REST API and get rough information about WiFi devices in the area (RSSI info, MAC, even if the user is not logged-in/authenticated)? Or any other way?

Re: Getting started with ALE...

Attached PDF

or do goolge seach,

https://www.google.com/search?q=ale+rest+api+mac+address&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b

 

Have gr8 evening.

 

 

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Occasional Contributor I

Re: Getting started with ALE...

Thanx again, but I'm looking for a way to talk to the AP and get the info I need, and thus avoiding the ALE setup/cost (the client doesn't want to pay $50 times thousands of APs).  I believe there is an extensive API to the APs but I'm not sure it can get me info about non-connected proximity users...?

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