02-11-2014 11:47 AM
When going through the setup dialog on a 7240, which mac-address do we enter when asked to "Enter Master switch MAC address"? Interface? System HW? VRRP mac?
We have a master and a backup master so I was curious as to how hard coding the master's mac-address would work. I am currently pointing all locals to the VRRP address.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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02-11-2014 01:52 PM
In a Master-Local and/or Master-Redundant-Master setup the controller will communicate which eachother using IPSec tunnels. These IPSec tunnels can be established either through PSK's or factory certificates; these certs are issued based on the MAC address of the controller.
In most cases I will use strong PSK's, but you can go either way...
I have never used the setup dialog to setup clustering, I ussually bring up each controller as a master and take it from there. The setup dialog will not account for things like LACP for example.
Also check out the Aruba Mobility Controller VRD: http://www.arubanetworks.com/wp-content/uploads/MControllerVRDV9.pdf
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