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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎06-11-2015

Aruba eBay Home Lab

Hi,

 

I plan to buy Aruba AP from eBay for my home lab.

QUESTIONS:

1. Is ClearPass an AP Controller

2. Do I must use hardware controller to manage AP

3. Can I use RAP-3 with ClearPass

4. How long trial license of ClearPass

5. What is cheapest AP and controller model that supported by latest Aruba OS

 

thanks

 

Guru Elite
Posts: 8,325
Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: Aruba eBay Home Lab

1) ClearPass is a policy engine/RADIUS server

2) If they have a model beginning with "AP" (not IAP), then yes you need
a controller

3) A RAP-3 would be used with a controller, not ClearPass

4) A trial license is 90 days

5) I'm not sure of pricing, but a 3400+ controller with 105+ APs would
probably your best bet.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎06-11-2015

Re: Aruba eBay Home Lab

Cisco, AeroHive, Ruckus have virtual controller.

Are you sure Aruba doesn't have virtual controller?

 

Guru Elite
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Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: Aruba eBay Home Lab

Aruba IAPs elect a virtual controller. Campus APs require a hardware controller.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
MVP
Posts: 1,302
Registered: ‎11-07-2008

Re: Aruba eBay Home Lab

Aruba does not have a virtual controller that supports wireless, no. That may change in the future but as for right now, there is not.

Jerrod Howard
Sr. Techical Marketing Engineer
Occasional Contributor I
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Re: Aruba eBay Home Lab

[ Edited ]

I just bought refurbished Aruba Dell W-3400 and 2pcs of AP-125.

I don't know it has license or not.

Without any license, what it can do or can't do.

Or can I get trial license

How long the license last.

Can I renew the license by reset to factory default.

This just for practice only

 

thanks

Guru Elite
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Re: Aruba eBay Home Lab


nbctcp wrote:

I just bought refurbished Aruba Dell W-3400 and 2pcs of AP-125.

I don't know it has license or not.

Without any license, what it can do or can't do.

<If there are no AP licenses, you cannot do anything>

Or can I get trial license

<You would have to speak to an Aruba Sales Person or reseller to get a trial license>

How long the license last.

<The trial license lasts 30 days, but can be used twice for a total of 90 days>

Can I renew the license by reset to factory default.

<The trial license can be reset by factory default, yes>

This just for practice only

 

thanks


 



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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎06-11-2015

Re: Aruba eBay Home Lab

Thank you for your rocket response

I am not so clear here

<The trial license can be reset by factory default, yes>

Do you mean after 90days, I reset to factory default, apply old license then I can extend another 90days

MVP
Posts: 1,302
Registered: ‎11-07-2008

Re: Aruba eBay Home Lab

That's correct. Using the trial/eval keys, you can re-use them 3 times for up to 90 days. After 90 days or before, you will have to backup the config (NOT a flash backup), wr erase all, and then either re-configured (great practice) or paste in the new config. you cannot use the flash backup as it will restore the old key timers and will show expired upon reboot. 

Jerrod Howard
Sr. Techical Marketing Engineer
Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎05-23-2014

Re: Aruba eBay Home Lab

Hi,

 

Why you don´t search to become an Aruba Partner?

I mean, with this investment, sure you can get an AP204 and the controller, yes, you can go with ebay.

Aruba offer a great discount for NFR devices.

I wonder why you don´t go directly with Aruba, may be by budget (How much did you spend on this kit?).

 

Have a nice day.

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