Mobility Engineer Checklist

Ideas Exchange

We want to hear from you on how we can improve our community and looking forward to seeing you share your experience with other members. Take a look at the list below, find the ideas you like or submit your own.

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One of our customers have replaced a dedicated visitor registration system with ClearPass, but they miss one function.

The previous system had a emergancy button to print all visitors in the building in case of an emergancy, like fire alarm or other evacuation.


My suggestion is that you implement a view or report that can be printed with a single push of a button to the default printer.

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Client basic rate and mimo

by ‎03-09-2017 07:18 PM



1) Can we identify what is the basic rate client requesting for association and data transmition even the configured rate mismatch so can configure correct rate for SSID.


2) Can we get client wireless adapter details on controller regarding mimo. and map those details with max. speed.

So we need not to check client adapter max. capacity and why is not getting more speed  compair to others.


Thank you..


Deny Time Range

by Sergio ‎02-27-2017 03:46 AM

We would like the behavior of the controllers to be like the IAPs with Deny Time Range, configure the controller be in such a way that the SSID does not appear, as it happens in the IAP:


When we activate the "Deny Time Range" into the IAP, the SSID is disabled, it disappears.

When we activate it on the controllers, the SSID remains, continues to be visible but it disconnects users that are connected to it and does not allow connect them.

We need  way determining authentication types by server. e.g MSCHAP,PEAP,EAP  

Posting this for an engineer here at Mircosoft.


I work for Microsoft and have been takes with improving our alerting process for wireless infrastructure. I am interested in getting the airwave interface alert moved to a % of the total interface instead of a bits per second alert. My ask comes from the fact that we have multiple controller and AP types with different uplink speeds and it is difficult to manage high utilization alerts if it is strictly bits per second rather than a total interface %.  Can we please get a feature added into Airwave to allow for this type of alerting. Currently we are running airwave 8.2.2.

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Currently, you can't search in the GUI for clients if they're connected via a bridge-mode SSID.  If you don't put a search filter in, the clients show up just fine, but if you search for an IP or MAC address you can already see in the table, they won't show up.  Aruba TAC says this is "by design" but it seems to me that it's a bug.  Unfortunately, they won't fix it unless it comes in a feature request :).  If you think you should be able to search for any client (tunneled or bridged) in the controller, go ahead and upvote!

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Roles graphs in Airwave

by amartinezgib ‎09-02-2016 05:29 AM

Would be interesting to have User historical data in Airwave dashboard filtered by Role, not only as per SSID as now.


I'm able now to have an instant view of the current clients connected with a specific role but if somebody ask me which was the peak of the authenticated users that got though our captive portal today (got a different role upon authentication) I say there is no way to know it.






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Would be interesting to have a resizable timeframe in airwave graphics.

There is a specific event in our client in which within a little space of time (about 15min) a big load of data is being processed by thousands of users. Having a 5min-timeframed graph provides few accuracy when gathering user/traffic information.

Ideally, and for not consuming too much disk space, these graphs may be reported every 1 or 2min only for a specific period of time, after that it gets back to a normal 5min timeframe reporting.





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Folder filtering within AppRF (Airwave)

by amartinezgib ‎09-02-2016 02:06 AM - edited ‎09-02-2016 02:07 AM

Considering most of large AP deployments are administratively organized in Airwave through Folders as in our customer, may be interesting to take back the Folder filtering feature within AppRF section. Now with version 8.2.2 there is no chance to know about it on a specific Folder.





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We are in the process to integrate the AP to work with a cellphone carrier with EAP-AKA.  The carrier would return CUI in the access-accept and the carrier expects the CUI be included in the following accounting messages.   But the IAP does not support the CUI at all.


I would like IAP  to add the CUI support and make it configurable on or off.  When the feature is turned on at the IAP, the AP should include CUI in the access-requests with NULL value.  When the AAA returns a CUI in the access-accept, the IAP should include this CUI in the accounting messages.


Please refer the RFC4372 for more details.

KVM Hypervisor based solutions, such as RHEV, Proxmox/VE, Nutanix AHV, and OpenStack based clouds have been growing in popularity over the last several years, to the point where they are edging well into both VMware and Hyper-V's market share.


It would be great to see support for KVM based systems with the AirWave Virtual Appliance, especially since the appliance guest OS appears to be based on RHEL 6.x, so making sure the VirtIO modules are loaded, and the HDD works with virtio-scsi, and the network adapter works with virtio-net should be relatively low hanging fruit.

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it will be good to get the possibility to custimize management users access, that will be more flexible and help the super administrator to better manage his mobility controller , by giving each network engineer , the true priviledge.

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Boost Airwave IDS Event handling

by Gabor ‎03-23-2016 08:24 AM

It will be nice if Airwave not simply "read" the IDS events from the IAP cluster or controller device but we can create rules such as at the classification. It is very unpleasant to handle multiple false positive IDS events if I have two IAP cluster managed by the same Airwave and set the APs as valid or known interfering classification but it is using the same SSID and I get hundreds of false positive IDS event with Valid SSID Violation.


 Feature request generated:


Thanks a lot!

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Acronym asphyxiation

by the.sleeper ‎09-03-2015 08:52 AM

I'm just getting started with the Aruba / enterprise WIFI world...trying to get myself up to speed by browsing through Airheads...


My main slowdown is the amount of acronyms... I know, waaaagh.


It would be nice to have something built into the site where I could hover over a term / abbreviation and get a popup glossary definition, or if not that a page I could keep open so I could >>>quickly<<< get the idea and follow along what's being said.



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BLE management via AirWave

by hypnot0ad ‎08-30-2015 02:38 AM

Eventually it would be cool to have full control over all the "trusted" or "recognised" BLE beacons deployed on premise, but to start with, being able to determine the difference between a Bluetooth device and a BLE beacon would be a nice feature have.

Particularly in conjunction with VisualRF to map their location (this would save an epic amount of time for documentation). and alerts for when they move more that the location accuracy margin for error (again, awesome for asset control). This would cohesively satrt to bring together the Aruba and Meridan capabilities nicely.

ClearPass SMB Flavor

by MVP MVP ‎02-28-2015 05:04 AM

ClearPass is a very Good Authentication tool , but it is complex and expensive

what if Aruba developed another tool for hotels and SMB ,that will based on Captive Portal authentication and simple to deploy (a kind of zero touch) .


Aruba Controllers supports Bandwidth limitation but they do not support traffic shaping , traffic shaping makes bandwidth management more flexible, i hope that aruba will integrate it soon.