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Controller upgrade from 6.1.3.6 to 6.3.0.1

I recently installed an Aruba wireless network using an Aruba 3600 controller with 802.1x authentication to Apple OSX Open Directory LDAP. Things were working good. The customer could take their Apple MACBook's and iPads and click on the 802.1x authenticated SSID. A box would pop-up asking them to log into the domain using their domain credentials and they would get connected. No further action was required.

 

The customer wanted the ability to map user roles to VLAN Pools which is now available in AOS 6.3.x. So I upgraded the controller to 6.3.0.1 and was able to map the user roles to the proper VLAN Pools. This part is fine.

 

The issue that the customer noticed is that they are no longer able to simply click on the 802.1x authenticated SSID and enter their domain login and password to get connected. We now have to manually go into the MACBook advanced wireless settings and set the EAP encryption types (both inner and outer) before these devices will connect.

 

My question is: What changed from AOS 6.1.3.6 to AOS 6.3.0.1 to cause this?

 

Thanks,

 

John

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Re: Controller upgrade from 6.1.3.6 to 6.3.0.1

Similarly, we are about to upgrade from 6.1 to 6.3 and are pouring through the release notes but would like to know of any known issues with this upgrade.  We are ordering some 200 series APs soon and want to bring up our code on the controllers.

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Re: Controller upgrade from 6.1.3.6 to 6.3.0.1


jzawacki wrote:

I recently installed an Aruba wireless network using an Aruba 3600 controller with 802.1x authentication to Apple OSX Open Directory LDAP. Things were working good. The customer could take their Apple MACBook's and iPads and click on the 802.1x authenticated SSID. A box would pop-up asking them to log into the domain using their domain credentials and they would get connected. No further action was required.

 

The customer wanted the ability to map user roles to VLAN Pools which is now available in AOS 6.3.x. So I upgraded the controller to 6.3.0.1 and was able to map the user roles to the proper VLAN Pools. This part is fine.

 

The issue that the customer noticed is that they are no longer able to simply click on the 802.1x authenticated SSID and enter their domain login and password to get connected. We now have to manually go into the MACBook advanced wireless settings and set the EAP encryption types (both inner and outer) before these devices will connect.

 

My question is: What changed from AOS 6.1.3.6 to AOS 6.3.0.1 to cause this?

 

Thanks,

 

John


The question is, what else did you change?  Normally it is the supplicant (mac) that determines if connections are automatic or not...

 



Colin Joseph
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Re: Controller upgrade from 6.1.3.6 to 6.3.0.1


tail_rotor wrote:

Similarly, we are about to upgrade from 6.1 to 6.3 and are pouring through the release notes but would like to know of any known issues with this upgrade.  We are ordering some 200 series APs soon and want to bring up our code on the controllers.

Thanks


Tail_Rotor is there a specific feature that you need to upgrade to 6.3?  Would an upgrade to 6.2 be acceptable midpoint, then?

 

 



Colin Joseph
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Re: Controller upgrade from 6.1.3.6 to 6.3.0.1

Initially we were looking at upgrading to just 6.2 but was reading the 200 series APs and saw they were needing 6.3 unless we misunderstood.

 

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Re: Controller upgrade from 6.1.3.6 to 6.3.0.1

Yes, AP-22x require 6.3+


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Re: Controller upgrade from 6.1.3.6 to 6.3.0.1

Yes they do require 6.3.  Please read the release notes for 6.3.0.1 to see if any of the known issues affect you.  Also, don't hesitate to open a support case so that they can review your logs.tar to see if there is anything you should be aware of.

 



Colin Joseph
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Occasional Contributor II
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Re: Controller upgrade from 6.1.3.6 to 6.3.0.1

We are looking to order the AP 224

Occasional Contributor II
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Re: Controller upgrade from 6.1.3.6 to 6.3.0.1

I am in the process of reading the 6.3 notes....I merely saw someone talking about upgrading and wanted to be alerted when something was discussed.  Thanks

 

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Re: Controller upgrade from 6.1.3.6 to 6.3.0.1

Seems my post was hijacked and my question was never answered. Aren't there any Aruba high level engineers acting as moderators that can help answer my question?

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