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is there is virtual Aruba controller that can be installed on ESXI?

I want to know the availability of aruba virtual controller please

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Re: is there is virtual Aruba controller that can be installed on ESXI?

More info will come out in the next 4-6 weeks, supported in AOS 8.0.1. 

Jerrod Howard
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Re: is there is virtual Aruba controller that can be installed on ESXI?

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And even with 8.0 the answer remains: it is not possible to connect APs to the virtual controller. You need a physical controller to do that, or go controllerless with instantAPs.

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Re: is there is virtual Aruba controller that can be installed on ESXI?

Thansk guys for replaying buut  thing got more darker fro me as I don't understantd why Aruba OS 8 is totally diffrent from the 6.x.x versions please try to clarify.

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Re: is there is virtual Aruba controller that can be installed on ESXI?

The difference is called progress I suppose :)

Going from version 2.5 to 3.0 also was a huge change. That turned out to be a good thing and so will 8.0... hopefully.

 

8.0 will bring plenty of improvements. What those are will become clearer with time and increased marketing from Aruba.

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Re: is there is virtual Aruba controller that can be installed on ESXI?


Aruba_Network_Engineer wrote:

Thansk guys for replaying buut  thing got more darker fro me as I don't understantd why Aruba OS 8 is totally diffrent from the 6.x.x versions please try to clarify.


You would have to release notes to understand in detail why it is different.

 

In general:

 

- Centralized Licensing can be shared among controllers that are not running exactly the same version of ArubaOS

- Centralized configuration provided among controllers that are not running the same version of ArubaOS

- A VM instead of a physical controller provides the "master" function that manages configuration, Airgroup, UCC.

 

You should read the release notes here:  https://support.arubanetworks.com/Documentation/tabid/77/DMXModule/512/EntryId/22284/Default.aspx for more details.



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Re: is there is virtual Aruba controller that can be installed on ESXI?

To add to Colin's list, we also have:

* the ability to set license pools for groups of controllers so that they cannot exceed a certain value

* Multizone

* AirMatch (new ARM tool)

* UCC enhancements and support for new voice and video protocols

* Better WebCC

* Better AppRF

* More granular, and simple, control over large WLAN network deployments

 

The release notes are a good place to start. From there, engage with your local Aruba sales team for more.

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