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This VRD covers the deployment of Aruba WLAN in a typical campus network, and it is considered part of the Base Designs within the VRD core technologies series. This guide covers the design recommendations for a campus deployment and it explains the various configurations needed to implement the Aruba secure, highperformance, multimedia grade WLAN solution in large campuses.
Aruba WLAN has a logical four-tier operating model that consists of these four layers:
Management - The management layer consists of AirWave®. AirWave provides a single point of management for the WLAN, including reporting, heat maps, centralized configuration, and troubleshooting.
Network services - The network services layer consists of master mobility controllers and Amigopod. Amigopod provides secure and flexible visitor management services. The master controllers provide a control plane for the Aruba WLAN that spans the physical geography of the wired network. The control plane does not directly deal with user traffic or access points (APs). Instead the control plane provides services such as whitelist coordination, valid AP lists, Control Plane Security (CPSec) certificates, Radio Frequency Protect (RFProtect™) coordination, and Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) or authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) proxy.
Aggregation - The aggregation layer is the interconnect point where the AP, air monitor (AM), and spectrum monitor (SM) traffic aggregates. This layer provides a logical point for enforcement of roles and policies on centralized traffic that enters or exits the enterprise LAN.
Network access - The network access layer is comprised of APs, AMs, and SMs that work together with the aggregation layer controllers to overlay the Aruba WLAN.
Planning and Overview
Requirements and Planning
Centralized WLAN Basic Concepts
Policy Enforcement Firewall
VLAN Design and Mobility
Client Roaming and RF Optimization
Campus WLAN Deployment
What is the status on an 8.x VRD or VRDs?
What is the status on an 8.x VRD or VRDs?
...network. I have 2 comments regarding ''Type of Wired Access Switches": - For 802.3af switches when...
A great VRD that covers the deployment of Aruba WLAN in a typical campus network.
I have 2 comments regarding ''Type of Wired Access Switches":
- For 802.3af switches when using AP33x, both 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz will operate 1x1:1 mode not only 2.4Ghz radio.
- Why IPM (Intelligent Power Monitoring/Management) is not considered as part of the design? it will help using AP33x with no restrictions when plugged to a 802.3af switch.
ArubaOS is the operating system, software suite, and application engine that operates Aruba mobility controllers and centralizes control over the entire mobile environment. The ArubaOS wizards, command-line interface (CLI), and the ArubaOS Web UI are the primary means used to configure and deploy ArubaOS. For a complete description of ArubaOS, refer to the ArubaOS User Guide for your release.
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This guide covers Aruba Mobility Controllers and is considered part of the foundation guides within the VRD core technologies series. This guide will help you understand the capabilities and options you have when deploying an Aruba Mobility Controller. This guide describes operating modes for the mobility controller, licensing, forwarding modes, logical and physical deployment, redundancy, and how to select the appropriate mobility controller based on scalability requirements. Version 9 includes information on the 7200 series controller.
...the local controller's IP. 2. Now my AP will it form PAPI tunnel at first with the local controller...
I am new to aruba products. Can anyone explain the tunnel formation that is happening in master-local.
1. My AP is forming a PAPI tunnel with the master and then it checks the lms ip which is the local controller's IP.
2. Now my AP will it form PAPI tunnel at first with the local controller or is it GRE and then PAPI
Thank you in advance
...controller which are end of life/sale. I wounder if there is someone working on a newer version that...
This is a great document and all the VRDs are. My comment is this one document has the 600 series controller which are end of life/sale. I wounder if there is someone working on a newer version that replaces them with 700 series?
When Mobility Access Switch (MAS) devices are added to AirWave, AirWave supports group-level of those devices, the operating system, software suite, and application engine that operates mobility and centralizes control over the entire network environment.
For a complete description of ArubaOS, refer to the ArubaOS User Guide for your specific Aruba Mobility Access Switch version.
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This document describes the Aruba Instant access point and Virtual Controller system as well as the procedure to integrate this system with AirWave. This section contains the following points:
l "Overview of Aruba Instant" on page 5
l "Instant Management with AirWave" on page 5
l "Using Aruba Instant with AirWave" on page 6
l "AMP Pages with Instant-Specific Features" on page 7
l "Supported Firmware" on page 8
Overview of Aruba Instant Aruba Instant:
(Instant) is a system of access points per Layer 2 subnet. Aruba Instant IAPs are controlled by a single IAP that serves a dual role as a primary Virtual Controller, eliminating the need for dedicated controller hardware. This system can be deployed through a simplified setup process appropriate for smaller organizations, or for multiple geographically dispersed locations without an on-site administrator. Only the first IAP/Virtual Controller you add to the network must be configured; the subsequent IAPs will all inherit the necessary configuration information from the Virtual Controller. Aruba Instant continually monitors the network to determine the IAP that should function as the Virtual Controller at any time, and the Virtual Controller will move from IAP to IAP as necessary without impacting network performance. The Virtual Controller technology in Aruba Instant is capable of IAP auto discovery, 802.1X authentication, role-based and device-based policy enforcement, rogue detection, and Adaptive Radio Management (ARM).
This guide covers the deployment of Aruba remote access points (RAP) in fixed telecommuter and micro branch office sites, and it is considered part of the base designs guides within the VRD core technologies series. This guide covers the design recommendations for remote network deployment and it explains the various configurations needed to implement a secure, high-performance virtual branch office (VBN) solution with Aruba RAPs.
The Aruba Mobility Access Switch family of products provides various features including voice VLAN, Link Layer Discovery Protocol – Media Endpoint Discovery (LLDP-MED), and Quality of Service (QoS) to enable successful deployment of VoIP in enterprise networks. This application note addresses traditional techniques and introduces new device-aware support to deploy VoIP phones. This document is intended for all system engineers and network administrators who are deploying a VoIP solution in an enterprise network.
...action when the LMS becomes reachable. In an Active Active(or Standby) HA should the AP switch...
Thank you for another helpful VRD. Looking at pages 95 - 99 a Master / Local (HA Active / Active and Active / Standby scenario). I do not see any infomration provided on the expected tunnel action when the LMS becomes reachable.
In an Active Active(or Standby) HA should the AP switch from the backup LMS to the primary LMS with the reestabilished reachability of the primary LMS(I am assuming the AP is able to establish this with a heartbeat) or will it just build a standby tunnel?