08-20-2013 05:07 PM
I am a student and I have given the honor to experiment with Aruba equipments.
Well, the Master gave me 1 Aruba3200, 1 Cisco Catalyst 3750 as my PoE switch and 1 Aruba 105 AP to play with. Now, he gave me a mission to create a Guest Access. My progress so far is that I was able to reset the Controller (write erase all)..
I found this document http://www.arubanetworks.com/wp-content/uploads/AOS_GuestAcccess-AppNote.pdf about setting up Guest Access, however, as I follow the commands "interface vlan 900" .. it does not work.
I also tried to bring out the Configuration Wizard to simplify things but typing https://172.16.0.254/ is not bringing out anything. I changed my IP and I followed all those stuff written on the instruction but no luck.
What am I doing wrong?
Also, I attached the log of my activity.
Thank you for the help.
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08-20-2013 05:57 PM - edited 08-20-2013 05:57 PM
08-20-2013 11:28 PM
Also, you are SURE that your PC's IP address is 172.16.0.xxx?
Like cjoseph said, if you are going to use the CLI. to enter commands, you have to write "configure terminal" to be able to input commands. :)
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08-21-2013 12:35 AM
Yup, it was the "conf t" .. here's my new log, somehow I stop because it wa not working
(Aruba3200Practice) (config) #ip dhcp pool "guestpool"
(Aruba3200Practice) (config-dhcp)#default-router 192.168.200.1
(Aruba3200Practice) (config-dhcp)#dns-server 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206
(Aruba3200Practice) (config-dhcp)#network 192.168.200.0 255.255.255.0
(Aruba3200Practice) (config-dhcp)#service dhcp
(Aruba3200Practice) (config) #netdestination Internal-Network
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.
I did not try putting a port number.. i will try this when I get back to school.
08-21-2013 05:01 AM
the fact that you did write erase all makes me believe you wiped your licenses. it might be this is or going to hurt you in the future.
netdestination might require a PEF-NG license.
do a show license and check for your licenses.
08-21-2013 10:06 PM
Sorry about this question and it maybe a very common knowledge here but so far I have no idea on the licensing of these machines. So far I did not ecnounter this when I played with Cisco equipments. Even after I wiped them clean, I can always download and reflash it with those what they have on their website. But of course an official Cisco account is needed which the Master let me use.
Anyways, how am I gonna license it? Do I need to download and install a licensce? Or register a serial number? I guess these were already registered if that is the case. Or there is a license code or something that is needed to purchase.
Thank you for the answers, it is really helping me a lot.
Sorry that I have to ask all here. You might be thinking, why not ask your master... Well, as he said, "it is not only learning how to operate these machines but also learning the art of research.." Well, there you go... lol
08-22-2013 02:22 AM
there is learning and there is just sending someone blindly somewhere, also i wonder if asking everything somewhere else is research (not being unkind here, just giving my opinion).
anyway: usually you buy a controller and get license certficate via email which you register on the Aruba license center together with the controller serial number and these you import on the controller.
first try to determine if the licenses are indeed gone, either via the GUI (can you access it already?) or the CLI (you can find commands for this in the user guides) and see if there are any. if not ask for the license center username / password with your teacher.
08-22-2013 08:45 PM
Got you and thank you for the constructive criticism. Sometimes I get to the point where I am lost and stuck and I am desperate to ask questions. I know it is better to learn things if you really had a hard time finding and researching the answer other than spoon feeding. This also makes you retain the information longer. Sometimes I ask desperately for the answer nuggets because I only work on the equipments one day a week.. That's ~8+ hours straight (I really try to stay longer as much as possible and learn as much as I can). Whenever I get stuck, spending hours finding the answer, I feel like I am wasting my precious time with the equipment... I'll be there again nextweek so I am trying to get as much info to solve the problem before I get there.
Anyway, it seems that it is similar to Cisco then where there is this special account that is tied to licences. That would not be a problem then. Thank you for the info.
If there is any other good reading material/website/youtube that you think is informative for creating Guess Access please share. Thank you.
08-27-2013 11:09 AM
Hello, I'm back working on the Aruba.
So, I tried connecting to the webUI using this https://172.16.0.254:4343/ but still no workie. I am able to connect with the controller using serial COM3 and I am able to send CLI commands but still no luck with the webUI.
attached is the screenshot.
08-27-2013 12:30 PM
WebUI finally worked.
My mistake was.. I was an idiot expecting to access the controllers webUI using serial connector. I used the controller switch port instead.