How to make a mesh point connect to a particular mesh portal in the same mesh cluster?

By esupport posted Mar 21, 2017 04:03 PM

  
Requirement:

There could be a requirement wherein we need to connect a mesh point to a particular mesh portal amongst multiple mesh portal in the same mesh cluster.



Solution:

We can use "apconnect" command to instruct the mesh-point to connect to a new parent.

(Aruba) #ap?

apconnect               Instruct Mesh-Point to connect new parent



Configuration:
(Aruba) #show ap mesh active

    Mesh Cluster Name: mesh-test
    -------------------------------
    Name      Group    IP Address    BSSID            Band/Ch/EIRP/MaxEIRP  MTU   Enet 0/1  Mesh Role  Parent  #Children  AP Type  Uptime
    ----      -----    ----------    -----           --------------------  ---   --------  ---------  ------  ---------  -------  ------
    Point     mesh  10.10.50.249  00:1a:1e:93:93:00  802.11a/36+/15/21           Off/Off   Point      Portal  0          121      21m:54s
    Portal    mesh  10.10.50.251  00:1a:1e:87:e6:10  802.11a/36+/20/21     1500  -/Off     Portal     -       1          125      23m:14s
    Portal-2  mesh  10.10.50.253  00:1a:1e:8f:af:10  802.11a/36+/20/21     1500  -/Off     Portal     -       0          125      23m:7s


(Aruba) #apconnect ap-name Point parent-bssid 00:1a:1e:8f:af:10


Verification
(Aruba) #show ap mesh active

    Mesh Cluster Name: mesh-test
    -------------------------------
    Name      Group    IP Address    BSSID           Band/Ch/EIRP/MaxEIRP  MTU   Enet 0/1  Mesh Role  Parent    #Children  AP Type  Uptime
    ----      -----    ----------    -----           --------------------  ---   --------  ---------  ------    ---------  -------  ------
    Point     mesh  10.10.50.249  00:1a:1e:93:93:00  802.11a/36+/15/21           Off/Off   Point      Portal-2  0          121      26m:11s
    Portal    mesh  10.10.50.251  00:1a:1e:87:e6:10  802.11a/36+/20/21     1500  -/Off     Portal     -         0          125      27m:31s
    Portal-2  mesh  10.10.50.253  00:1a:1e:8f:af:10  802.11a/36+/20/21     1500  -/Off     Portal     -         1          125      27m:24s

 

Now the Mesh point named "Point" is connected to the Portal-2". Earlier it was on Mesh Portal named "Portal".

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