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Regular Contributor I
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Registered: ‎02-11-2013

Group Templates

Hello,

 

I need some explanations about Group Templates, I am a bit lost.

 

I got a global group that contains groups. There will be only IAP-105 in groups. How do I need to "setup up" the global group template ? I'd like to have the possibility to manage the VC name, ip addresses, two SSID (1 shared to each IAP's and the other that changes). I must use variables but I don't understand from where I must start.

 

On the global group, from which device do I need to fetch the template ? From a clean IAP or one that is allready configured ?

 

Thanks

MVP
Posts: 1,399
Registered: ‎05-28-2008

Re: Group Templates

[ Edited ]

 Hi

Good morning

All the needed info and answers on your question (iAP templates/config and more in front of AirWave)

is attached to the two PDF attached to this post

 

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Regular Contributor I
Posts: 279
Registered: ‎02-11-2013

Re: Group Templates

Thanks but all this is working. My IAP is on Airwave, I can manage it but I don't fully understand how to use template.

MVP
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Registered: ‎05-28-2008

Re: Group Templates

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Use AirWave 7.6 or above

 

regarding the templates/config change of iAP from AirWave.

please, Read the following pdf: DeployingInstantInAirWave

start read from page 9 | or page11

 :smileyhappy: it will answer all your questions

 

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Regular Contributor I
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Re: Group Templates

I'll do this.

MVP
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Re: Group Templates

update us - if everything works , and if you have further questions feel free to ask.

have a lovely day. :smileyhappy:

 

me

 

 

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Regular Contributor I
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Re: Group Templates

I have read the chapter "Creating and Using Templates" but I still don't understand how to manage Subsitution Variables.

 

I would like to set for example the IP address of the AP for each APs in the group but I don't undestand how to use the variable to do this.

 

Can you show me an example ?

 

Thanks

Moderator
Posts: 1,252
Registered: ‎10-16-2008

Re: Group Templates

Let me see if I'm getting the scenario correct...

 

You've got a Global Group with several Subscriber Groups created? By default, instant APs get their own group and folder in AMP. So each cluster should have it's own template. If you've got multiple clusters in the same group, they will all use the same template. Unless we're not utilizing the phrase 'global group' the same way.

 

Keeping in mind that 'global group' is different from 'global Aruba configuration'.

 

With that said, here's an example of using substitution variables in the template:

 

---template snapshot begin---
version 6.1.2.0-2.0.0
virtual-controller-country US
virtual-controller-key %guid%
%if ip_address%
virtual-controller-ip %custom_variable_2%
%endif%
%if organization%
organization %organization%
%endif%
%if syslog_server%
syslog-server %syslog_server%
%endif%
ams-ip %manager_ip_address%
ams-key %password%
%server_cert_checksum%
%ca_cert_checksum%
%cert_psk%
name %hostname%
content-filtering
terminal-access
---template snapshot end---

 

Each Item with % symbols around it is a variable that the AMP already recognizes. You can choose to use custom variables for additional items. I'm going to give the easiest bad example of putting the firmware version in a variable.

 

Template Line Before:
version 6.1.2.0-2.0.0

 

Template Line After After:
version %custom_variable_2%

 

On VC's manage page, populate custom_variable_2 with '6.1.2.0-2.0.0'

vc-manage.jpg


For several VCs, there's a bulk edit option. Go to a list view that shows all the VCs in the same group you want to edit. Click on 'Modify Devices' at the top of the list view to get checkboxes next to the list table. Once you've checked off the VCs you want to edit, choose 'Update' next to the "Aruba Instant Virtual Controller Variables" option just a few lines after the bottom of the device list table.

vc-bulk1.jpg

 

 

On this bulk VC edit page, you can use the top line to populate custom variables quickly with the same value.

vc-bulk2.jpg

Or you can use the list view, using the page slider to get to the custom variable box you want to update per device.


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Regular Contributor I
Posts: 279
Registered: ‎02-11-2013

Re: Group Templates

Thanks for the explanation, I understand better now.

 

A last question about this : is it possible to configure the SSID, Key management and Passphrase in APs/Devices - Manage ? I can see this on template but I can't put a passphrase because it's allready hashed.

 

Thanks

 

Dimitri

Moderator
Posts: 1,252
Registered: ‎10-16-2008

Re: Group Templates

Yes, you can create additional SSIDs, Key management and passphrases.  Since keys and passphrases are kept in hash, I suggest adding it directly to one VC, then in AMP -> re-import the template from that VC.  Then you can push that template out to other VCs (or copy paste the newly added portions to other group's templates).  This will be made easier with Instant GUI Config (Instant GUI Config is planned to be introduced in 7.7 / 7.8).


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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