11-21-2013 01:14 PM
As the title says, I am adding a second 3400 controller to the existing single 3400 controller in my network.I ran through the initial setup on the new controller:
Enter System name [Aruba3400]: <name of redundant controller>
Enter Switch Role (master|local|standalone|remote-node) [master]: remote-node
Enter Remote-node Master switch IP address [172.16.0.254]: <ip of master (existing) controller>
Use factory cert-based IPSec secure communication to remote node controller (yes|no) [no]:
Enter Remote-Node Pre-shared Key: ******
Re-enter Remote-Node Pre-shared Key: ******
Enter Remote-Node uplink Type (cell|wired-vlan) [wired-vlan]:
Enter Remote-Node wired uplink port [GE 1/0]:
Enter Remote-Node wired-vlan Type (pppoe|dhcp|static) [static]:
Enter Remote-Node wired-vlan Static IP address [172.16.0.254]: <ip of this controller (on same vlan)>
Enter Remote-Node wired-vlan Static IP netmask [255.255.255.0]: 255.255.0.0
Enter Remote-Node wired-vlan Static IP gateway [none]: <gateway of vlan both controllers are on>
This controller is restricted to Country code US for United States, please confirm (yes|no)?: y
Enter Time Zone [PST-8:0]: CST-6:0
Enter Time in UTC [17:08:45]: 18:51:00
Enter Date (MM/DD/YYYY) [11/21/2013]:
and added a PSK in the master as shown in the attached .png.
I believe I need to upgrade the OS on the new controller from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206. How can I do that before attaching it to my network? or do I even need to?
Is there any thing else I need to do before I plug the redundant crontroller into the network?
Is there a guide?
11-21-2013 03:07 PM
What version of AOS are you running on the existing 3400? Both the old 3400 and new 3400 will need to match on the code version.
Where is the new 3400 being installed relative to the old 3400? Remote-node may not be the best mode for your intended setup. Instead, something like master-local or having both 3400s be standalone masters may make more sense.
11-22-2013 11:11 AM
Regibbons, you should install the second controller as a standalone or master. You can then upgrade it to the proper code as an individual box and THEN join it to the existing master...afterwards
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11-26-2013 12:37 PM - edited 11-26-2013 12:38 PM
11-26-2013 01:21 PM
thanks everyone so far. Now that I have both controllers on version 220.127.116.11, and have gone through initial setup as I described in my original post, all that I need to do now is plug in my properly vlan'ed cable?