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Centralized licensing

When configured for centralized licensing in a single master, 2 local controller environment. (7010 master, two 7024’s locals)

The 2 local controllers are “new” out of the box.  No licenses have been installed.

I have added them to the master controller.  They have synced up configuration.  All my WLAN config is visible on both 7024 controllers.  However, I am unable to terminate an ap on either of the two new 7024 local controllers.

Will the 7024 controllers require any licensing to get them off the ground? (Perhaps one of each pool-able license?)

Re: Centralized licensing

You can use centralize licensing.

Do you have enough licenses installed on the Master to be shared the licenses with the locals ?
Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
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Re: Centralized licensing

Please run show license client-table on the local controller. Do you see any remaining licenses available?


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
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Re: Centralized licensing

Yes.. I am able to successfully connect an AP to the 7210 (master) then remove the same ap from the master. Provision the ap LMS by adding it to the group that points to the local controller I would like it to use.


Please also keep in mind..this is a test set up...I'm only working with 1 AP. (225)


I see this error in my syslog. not sure if yo can tell me what it means?


04-13-2016 11:31:21 Local1.Error 192.168.8.2 Apr 13 10:28:10 2016 192.168.8.3 sapd[2374]: <311020> |AP 225@192.168.8.3 sapd| An internal system error has occurred at file sapd_cfg.c function send_papi_message_to_ble_daemon line 1668 error Error when sending msg to bd.


Also,

the AP is getting an IP address from the DHCP that is configured on the local controller..in the correct vlan.


in the console output of the ap, it displays the master as the as the preferred local controller.

Getting an IP address...
192.168.8.3 255.255.255.0 192.168.8.2
Running ADP...Done. Master is 192.168.8.2


when I add it to the group on the master.. the AP never rejoins either of the controllers?


I have been requested to move to the internal HPE/Aruba discussion site.. so my next post will be in that arena?

Re: Centralized licensing

In the AP-Group/ AP system profile (LMS IP/Backup-LMS or active master VRRP instance) determines what local controller the AP will connecting to

If the master is the primary the AP will failover to the local controller if the Master is no longer available



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Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
Aruba Employee

Re: Centralized licensing

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In the AP-Group/ AP system profile (LMS IP/Backup-LMS or active master VRRP instance) determines what local controller the AP will connecting to

Yes, i understand this. When I add my local controller to the LMS IP field in the AP system profile for the group I created. The ap seems to select the correct master..(i verify this by watching the console of the AP during boot up) the AP is getting the correct IP address in the correct vlan that is configured on the local controller. (as opposed to the master) However, when I provision the AP on the "configuration/AP installation" section and add it to the group. I set the LMS IP to my local controller. The AP never seems to connect? I receive this error message in the corresponding Syslog.

04-13-2016 11:31:21 Local1.Error 192.168.8.2 Apr 13 10:28:10 2016 192.168.8.3 sapd[2374]: <311020> |AP 225@192.168.8.3 sapd| An internal system error has occurred at file sapd_cfg.c function send_papi_message_to_ble_daemon line 1668 error Error when sending msg to bd.


If the master is the primary the AP will failover to the local controller if the Master is no longer available

when the master is set to primary.. the AP can be provisioned, then comes up with out issue.
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Re: Centralized licensing

Do you have a master/local or a master/backup master?

SSH into the master controller and type "show switches"

 

If you are just trying to get an AP to initially come up on a controller, remove the LMS-IP and Backup LMS-IP in the AP system profile and do NOT provision an IP address in AP installation.   It should look like this:

master.PNG

 

Those steps are secondary to just having an access point come up.  Your access point should find the controller just by DNS, a broadcast from being in the same subnet as the controller or a DHCP option.



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Re: Centralized licensing

show switches output


(Aruba7010) #show switches

All Switches
------------
IP Address Name Location Type Model Version Status Configuration State Config Sync Time (sec) Config ID
---------- ---- -------- ---- ----- ------- ------ ------------------- ---------------------- ---------
192.168.4.2 Aruba7010 Building1.floor1 master Aruba7010 6.4.4.6-FIPS_54 310 up UPDATE SUCCESSFUL 0 33
192.168.8.2 Aruba_7024-A Building1.floor1 local Aruba7024 6.4.4.6-FIPS_54 310 up UPDATE SUCCESSFUL 7 33
192.168.10.2 Aruba_7024-B Building1.floor1 local Aruba7024 6.4.4.6-FIPS_54 310 up UPDATE SUCCESSFUL 3 33

Total Switches:3

(Aruba7010) #


When I log into my master. I see on the "monitoring/access points" page. the "switch IP" is the IP of my master controller. not the IP of the local controller... Is that what I should expect to see?


How do I verify what controller the AP is terminating on?

Re: Centralized licensing

Verify that local is getting the config and run the master
Show switches and see if the local is showing up there , If it is then run the command show license aggregate to see if the local is showing up as a client

From the local CLI run the show log system all | include
From the AP console can you ping the local controller



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Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
Aruba Employee

Re: Centralized licensing

(Aruba7010) #show license aggregate

Aggregate License Table
-----------------------
Hostname IP Address AP PEF RF Protect xSec Module ACR Last update (secs. ago)
-------- ---------- --- --- ---------- ----------- --- -----------------------
Aruba_7024-B 192.168.10.2 0 0 0 0 0 26
Aruba7010 192.168.4.2 4479 4479 8957 0 2024 4
Aruba_7024-A 192.168.8.2 0 0 0 0 0 6

Total AP License Count :4479
Total PEF License Count :4479
Total RF Protect License Count :8957
Total XSEC License Count :0
Total ACR License Count :2024



yes I can ping the local controller from the AP.


~ # ping 192.168.8.2
PING 192.168.8.2 (192.168.8.2): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 192.168.8.2: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=4.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.8.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.8.2: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.8.2: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.8.2: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.9 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.8.2: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.8.2: icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=0.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.8.2: icmp_seq=7 ttl=64 time=0.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.8.2: icmp_seq=8 ttl=64 time=0.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.8.2: icmp_seq=9 ttl=64 time=0.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.8.2: icmp_seq=10 ttl=64 time=0.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.8.2: icmp_seq=11 ttl=64 time=0.9 ms
^C
--- 192.168.8.2 ping statistics ---
12 packets transmitted, 12 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 0.8/1.1/4.9 ms
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