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Occasional Contributor II
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Registered: ‎06-02-2014

How to setup controller redundancy (Aruba 620 to Aruba 620)

Do I need to have a same Firmware Image? What Licenses do I need to have? What Firmware Image that will support this redundancy? How will be the Configuration? does the 2 Controllers need to be in the same subnet?

 

Thanks!

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Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: How to setup controller redundancy (Aruba 620 to Aruba 620)

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Take a look at these:

 

Chapter 3: http://community.arubanetworks.com/aruba/attachments/aruba/Aruba-VRDs/22/1/Campus%20Redundancy%20Models.pdf

 

http://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/ArubaOS%206_3_1_Web_Help/Web_Help_Index.htm#ArubaFrameStyles/VRRP/Redundancy_Parameters.htm

 

TL;DR

Master-Standby requires same subnet for VRRP, Master-local does not. Controllers must be running the same firmware.


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Valued Contributor II
Posts: 804
Registered: ‎12-01-2014

Re: How to setup controller redundancy (Aruba 620 to Aruba 620)

Hi,

Aruba supports two different types of redundancy,

1. Master-Standby : this will run on VRRP hence bot the controllers need to be in the same subnet (VLAN) but it doesn't require any license.

2. Master-Local : This is a distributed model with fail over redundancy,generally master will handle Configuration, ARM IDS etc and APs will be terminated on Local. Here both the controllers are assumed to be deployed different locations (Master - Head office, Local- Branch office) hence they need not be in the same subnet and does not require any license.

 

For both it required to have same image and licenses ( AP, PEF, RFP etc..)

 

Hope you got some more clarity, please feel free for any further clarity on this.

Cheers,
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