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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎03-16-2013

Questions about a new controller and ArubaOS

Hello all,

 

I am looking into purchasing a second-hand controller, but I have a few questions regarding ArubaOS. First and foremost: is it possible to erase ArubaOS from a controller?

 

Secondly, if it is possible to erase the software from a controller, how can I go about LEGALLY obtaining ArubaOS? I do not have a support contract, but I do have a valid serial number on my current controller. I DO NOT want to play fast or loose with Aruba's licensing rules.

 

Thirdly, just for knowledge, where is the ArubaOS stored on a 5000/6000 Series Chassis?

 

Thanks for any help in advance!

Guru Elite
Posts: 8,785
Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: Questions about a new controller and ArubaOS

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You will need a support contract to access the latest versions of code and you will need to transfer or purchase AP licenses as well as PEF licenses (if needed) to the controller. AOS 6.3 has centralized licensing which allows the controller to "check out" a license as it needs it.

 

The 5000/6000 is just a chasis. The OS is stored on the M3 or SUP controller modules.


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎03-16-2013

Re: Questions about a new controller and ArubaOS

Thanks for your fast reply, Tim. I was worried about that response in regards to ArubaOS, but it was expected as I didn't think they would just give it away.

 

I'm somewhat worried about purchasing the controller because I don't know if it even has ArubaOS on it? Does anyone know if it's possible to remove the OS from the modules? I know the controller has the Supervisor module and it also has no Compact Flash card in it.

 

Thanks again.

Guru Elite
Posts: 8,785
Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: Questions about a new controller and ArubaOS

I?ll let someone from Aruba take that piece. I don?t know the licensing
particulars for used gear other than that you need AP and PEF licenses that
are tied to the serial.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎03-16-2013

Re: Questions about a new controller and ArubaOS

I do have licenses that are on my current controller. I'm not sure if they are transferrable?

Guru Elite
Posts: 8,785
Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: Questions about a new controller and ArubaOS

Are these going to be in a master/local setup? What code are you planning
to run? 6.3 will allow you to "share" the licenses without transferring
them.


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Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
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