Wired Networks

What is sticky-mac feature on the Aruba Mobility switches and how to configure the same?

Aruba Employee

Environment : This article applies to all Aruba Mobility Switches with code versions 7.3 and above.

 

Sticky MAC dynamically learns MAC addresses on an interface and retains the MAC information in case the Mobility Access Switch reboots.

Advantage:  No need to learn the MACs after the switch has rebooted. The MAC will already be present in the MAC address table.

1. Before enabling the feature:

(ArubaS2500-24P) #show mac-address-table
MAC Address Table
-----------------
Destination Address  Address Type  VLAN  Destination Port
-------------------  ------------  ----  ----------------
f0:1f:af:52:44:09    Learnt        0001  GE0/0/20


2. Enabling the feature:

(ArubaS2500-24P) # configure t
(ArubaS2500-24P) (config) #interface-profile port-security-profile new
(ArubaS2500-24P) (Port security profile "new") #sticky-mac
(ArubaS2500-24P) (Port security profile "new") #exit

3. Verify that the feature has been enable:


(ArubaS2500-24P) (config) #show mac-address-table
MAC Address Table
-----------------
Destination Address  Address Type  VLAN  Destination Port
-------------------  ------------  ----  ----------------
f0:1f:af:52:44:09    Sticky        0001  GE0/0/20

4. To clear the sticky mac address:

# clear mac-address-table sticky
# clear mac-address-table vlan <id> sticky
# clear mac-address-table interface <interface-name> sticky
# clear mac-address-table vlan <id> mac <mac-address> sticky
# clear mac-address-table interface <interface-name> mac <mac address> sticky
# clear mac-address-table vlan <id> interface <interface name> sticky

Version history
Revision #:
1 of 1
Last update:
‎06-29-2014 11:28 AM
Updated by:
 
Labels (1)
Contributors
Search Airheads
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Is this a frequent problem?

Request an official Aruba knowledge base article to be written by our experts.