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ArubaOS 8 virtual - MD or standalone, how can I say

Hi,

a colleague of mine just deployed a virtual controller, but he can't remember if he configured it as a Master or standalone.

Is there any command that will show me which flavour he installed?

 

At the webUI, left pane I see an entry "Mobility Controller" and below that the actual controller.

I also can find the license tab under settings of Mobility controller but not under settings of the actual controller

 

I post two screenshot from the GUI, as mentioned above. Can someone help me?

 

Thanks

 

John

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Re: ArubaOS 8 virtual - MD or standalone, how can I say

That is in standalone mode. If it were under an MM, the Mobility Master IP address would be listed in the top-left. 

Jerrod Howard
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Re: ArubaOS 8 virtual - MD or standalone, how can I say

Thank you very much for your fast reply.

But why there are different configuration options at these two levels ("Mobility Controller" and "second level controller")?

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Re: ArubaOS 8 virtual - MD or standalone, how can I say

It's an artifact of the AOS 8 base OS. 

Jerrod Howard
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Re: ArubaOS 8 virtual - MD or standalone, how can I say

Well, the initial problem is as follows:

We deployed the standalone virtual controller from an ovf that we downloaded from the aruba's site.

After that we applied the licenses MC-VA-RW250, and 163 aps capacity license, but the controller still sees as a limit only 50.

I attach the relevant screenshots.

Can you please help me?

 

 

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Re: ArubaOS 8 virtual - MD or standalone, how can I say

Grab the 'Aruba Mobility Master and VMC Installation Guide', you will need to modify the VMC settings in your ESX server to add 5 CPU sores, 6GB RAM, and 6GB of disk. Once you change that, the VMC will recognize itself as a MC-VA-250. See screenshot. 

Jerrod Howard
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Re: ArubaOS 8 virtual - MD or standalone, how can I say

Really very usefull info.

Thanks a lot!

 

By now the vm is installed on a server with 4 physical cores. So I have to upgrade.

Since the vm is licensed with 163 aps capacity license and 250 e-LTU, what will be the side effects till the upgrade?

Will the controller configure more than 50 aps or not?

I also mentioned a periodic reboot of access points (only a few out of 88). is this a side effect too?

Sorry if I become stupid with these questions

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Re: ArubaOS 8 virtual - MD or standalone, how can I say

APs rebooting might be, as once a controller is full it won't allow any more to come up. it will not provision or configure more than 50 is 50 are active. I would personally halt it, snapshot it, then add another core and change the RAM and disk, and then power it back up. If you re-deploy, you will get a new passphrase and you would have to migrate your licenses (PITA). 

Jerrod Howard
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