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AP Wizard goof -- used automatic discovery instead of manual

I re-provisioned 81 air-monitors in distant locations this afternoon.

I hadn't realized that "automatic" meant ADP only -- I was thinking it meant "like default" which uses aruba-master after ADP fails.

 

So now that I have all of them effectively isolated, has anybody had any luck tricking the discovery protocol into working over the WAN? or will I have to dispatch a technician to every store to manually correct them all?

 

--Matthew

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Re: AP Wizard goof -- used automatic discovery instead of manual


msabin wrote:

I re-provisioned 81 air-monitors in distant locations this afternoon.

I hadn't realized that "automatic" meant ADP only -- I was thinking it meant "like default" which uses aruba-master after ADP fails.

 

So now that I have all of them effectively isolated, has anybody had any luck tricking the discovery protocol into working over the WAN? or will I have to dispatch a technician to every store to manually correct them all?

 

--Matthew


Since the APs reboot every few minutes, you could try configuring DHCP opton 43 and 60 at that site....

 

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Re: AP Wizard goof -- used automatic discovery instead of manual

All of them are statically assigned IP addresses, gateway, netmast and DNS servers -- no DHCP in their VLAN.

They had been looking up aruba-master and connecting, now they broadcast on port 8200 and reboot and keep broadcasting...

 

sigh.

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Re: AP Wizard goof -- used automatic discovery instead of manual

Okay.  Advice, hail mary edition:

 

If you have a Cisco layer3 switch at that location with the APs, you can configure an ip helper-address to point to the ip address of the controller on the ip interface:

 

config t

interface vlan 11

ip helper-address <ip address of Aruba Controller>

 

In addition, you would also have to configure the switch to forward port 8200:

 

config t

ip forward-protocol udp 8200

 

Good luck... :(

 

 

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Re: AP Wizard goof -- used automatic discovery instead of manual

We're using Adtran 1335 layer2/3 switches, but the command structure is similar.

 

I've broken an AP in the lab to match the 81 production APs and this helper-sleight-of-hand works!

 

No to test it on a few live sites...

 

Thanks for the tip.  I was starting to try to do the same thing trough policy-based-routes.  The helper-address is much simpler.

I'll let you know how the live sites go when I come up for air.

 

--Matthew

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Re: AP Wizard goof -- used automatic discovery instead of manual

It worked like a charm, then using the wizard to specify hostname brok them again.

 

Turns out manually re-provisioning works every time, the wizard breaks something -- but not for all access points. Two of them came back on the second "correct" wizard run.

I'll re-fix them all and re-re-provision them manually and get this behind me.

 

Thanks again!

--Matthew

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Re: AP Wizard goof -- used automatic discovery instead of manual

Can you try AP installation instead of the wizard to provsion your APs?

 

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Re: AP Wizard goof -- used automatic discovery instead of manual

That works fine, I was trying to go for the least-work ;)

--Matthew

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