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ARUBA CONTROLLER - REPORTING

 Hi All,

 

What kind of reporting features does the Aruba Controller has? Some of the things that I am looking for is whether the Controller is able to perform any one of the below:

 

  1. Utilization based on a per SSID. Things which are ideal is to have bandwidth utilization, per user bandwidth utilization or user (either MAC address, OS type, or hostname) session duration.
  2. Alerting when an access point is down.

 

For item 1, I understand that most of this will be real-time information (if I understand this correctly). I have found that 'show ap bw-report' is possible by displaying bandwidth usage. Will this be possible?

 

 

 

For item 2, I can do a 'show ap active' to display active access points. If I want to show access points which have lost connectivity to the controller, is this possible?

Guru Elite

Re: ARUBA CONTROLLER - REPORTING

There is no reporting built-in to the controller. AirWave is used for historical reporting. The controller is designed to provide real-time information.

Alerts and triggers are also in AirWave.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Occasional Contributor II

Re: ARUBA CONTROLLER - REPORTING

Hi Cappalli,

 

Yes, I understand that Airwave can only do historical reporting. I was planning to do a little scripting to pull statistics out from the controller and send via email on a daily basis. The statistic, if needed, can be resetted to 0, for example before it gets filled up again.

 

The same goes for the access points. That means on a daily basis, if there are 15 access points and if one goes down, I should see 14 access points which means one is down. I believe the 'show ap active' should be able to do this but I would like to confirm. Also, if I am able to see what the AP name of the inactive access point.

Guru Elite

Re: ARUBA CONTROLLER - REPORTING

"show ap database" on the master will tell you whether an AP is up or down.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Occasional Contributor II

Re: ARUBA CONTROLLER - REPORTING

Hi Cappalli,

 

For item 2, the 'show ap database' should be good. I will use this.

 

For item 1, I saw that 'show user_session_count'  is deprecated but it looks that it could help. Anything equivalent to the command? Is 'show user-table' the one?

Guru Elite

Re: ARUBA CONTROLLER - REPORTING

show user <mac-addr> will show you RADIUS accounting information which will give you usage. 

 

I'm not sure of any other way of getting the information you're asking about.


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Occasional Contributor II

Re: ARUBA CONTROLLER - REPORTING

Okay, I'll give it a try...

Re: ARUBA CONTROLLER - REPORTING

show ap essid


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ACCP, ACCX #817, ACMP, ACMX #294
Guru Elite

Re: ARUBA CONTROLLER - REPORTING

Are you looking for bandwidth utilization per SSID or number of associated users?


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Occasional Contributor II

Re: ARUBA CONTROLLER - REPORTING

Hi guys,

Anything actually. Because the controller doesn't have reporting features, I am looking to see what it can do. I'll just create a script that will log into the controller to pull those data out and email out. It's very crude unfortunately.
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