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[Tutorial] Airwave Device Connection Notifcation Tutorial #mhc

This is a straight forward tutorial for creating a notification from Airwave for when a particular MAC Address connects to the network. This can be used to track lost/stolen assets, AUP violators, or for VIP alerts to make sure you keep busy when they arrive at your building.

 

1. Log into Airwave and head to the System tab and select Triggers

 

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2. Click Add

 

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3. Select “Connected Clients” as the trigger type

 

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4. Enter the MAC addresses of the devices you want to receive notifications for

 

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5. Add a helpful Note such as this one

 

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6. Select email as the “Additional Notification Options”

 

7. Enter a “Sender Address”

 

8. Enter “Recipient Email Addresses”

 

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9. Click Add

 

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In conclusion this tutorial is used to notify a recipient via email when one or a group of particular MAC Addresses connect to the network.

 

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-Rosie

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Re: [Tutorial] Airwave Device Connection Notifcation Tutorial #mhc

I think the "VIP alert" is a great idea!!

Re: [Tutorial] Airwave Device Connection Notifcation Tutorial #mhc

I've used exactly this for the VIP notification.  Took me a bit over 6 months of running a weekly new-user report, but finally I got his mac-address.  I now get real time notification of when he is on site, wherever in the world.  :smileyvery-happy:

 

Nice tutorial


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mclarke@arubanetworks.com
Contributor I

Re: [Tutorial] Airwave Device Connection Notifcation Tutorial #mhc

Thanks for the tutorial. I'm curious if it's possible to trigger and alert on particular user not just the MAC address.

 

I have an account that I'm giving out and want to alert when someone uses it for Wi-Fi. Tried looking in the default trigger options but wasn't able to find anything.

 

Thanks

Frequent Contributor II

Re: [Tutorial] Airwave Device Connection Notifcation Tutorial #mhc

Not that I'm aware but my quick thought would be to create a perl script that sshs to the controller to "show user | include username" and have it notify me if it returns a result. Then just put it in a cronjob to run every x minutes. You may be able to snmpwalk and return all connected users and parse that too but that may get a tad messy with something like:

 

snmpwalk -v 2c -c $ArubaCommunity $switch 1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.2.2.1.4.1.2.1.3

 

I have a tutorial that may help get you started: http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Unified-Wired-Wireless-Access/Tutorial-Running-CLI-commands-remotely-using-Perl-Jan14-Tutorial/m-p/132179

Contributor I

Re: [Tutorial] Airwave Device Connection Notifcation Tutorial #mhc

Thanks rosie, I'll look into your suggested solution.

Super Contributor II

Re: [Tutorial] Airwave Device Connection Notifcation Tutorial #mhc

Jamie E Updated the Knowledge Base addition of this tutorial with a video. http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Mobility-Hero-Tutorials/Airwave-Device-Connection-Notification-Mar-2014/ta-p/155482

 

Sean Rynearson
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