How to move the controlpath/datapath pcap file to internal flash of an Aruba Controller?

By esupport posted Oct 18, 2016 06:06 PM


An Aruba Controller running 6.4.4.x and above.

In many situations we may need to enable packet captures on an Aruba Controller to investigate the network related issues, in some situations we would not be able to setup a external device to store the captures so we can copy the pcap files to the internal flash of Aruba Controller temporarily for testing purposes and delete it after the debugging.

We can configure to the pacp files to Aruba Controller flash and below is an example of sending a controlpath capture files to the flash.
(ArubaMaster) #
(ArubaMaster) #packet-capture controlpath udp all
(ArubaMaster) #packet-capture copy-to-flash controlpath-pcap
(ArubaMaster) #
(ArubaMaster) #
(ArubaMaster) #show packet-capture

Active Capture Destination
Destination    Disabled

Active Capture (Controlpath)
Interprocess   Disabled
Sysmsg         Disabled
TCP            Disabled
UDP            Enabled    Ports: All
Other          Disabled

Active Capture (Datapath)
Wifi-Client    Disabled
Ipsec          Disabled

(ArubaMaster) #



We can see the capture file has been sent to the flash as below.

(ArubaMaster) #
(ArubaMaster) #dir

-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         5455 Jul 25 11:43 AUDITTRAIL-HISTORY.log
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         1104 May 29 06:39 AUDITTRAIL-LOGIN_OUT-HISTORY.log
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root           88 Sep 29 14:07 blimits
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root           40 Aug 18 00:00 bmap
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        20783 Sep 29 16:15 controlpath-pcap.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        30289 Sep  2 10:33 default.cfg
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root         4096 May  6 07:15 fieldCerts
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        65642 Sep 29 10:49 flashbackup.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        27784 Jul 25 11:46 original.cfg
drwx------    2 root     root         4096 May  6 07:15 tpm

(ArubaMaster) #