Configuration changes in Managed Device

By esupport posted Feb 28, 2018 05:19 AM


How to make configuration changes in a managed device (MD)?


This article applies to mobility controller running 8.x version

When MM and MD are part of a group, configuration changes can only be done in MM and not in managed device (MD).

However by using the following option we can make configuration changes in MD when MM is not reachable. This is said to be "local-config" in MD. Enabling this option would allow us to do config changes in MD.

Before enabling local mode:

(Aruba-MD) #configure t

This controller is managed by a Mobility Master.

Configuration changes can only be performed on the Mobility Master.

After enabling local mode:

(Aruba-MD) #local-config enable

Warning: 'local-configure enable' should only be used for debugging. This will disableAuto-Rollback feature.

Configuration Mode Is Enabled.

(Aruba-MD) #

Please use the command 'local-config disable' after you are done.

(ArubaMC-VA) #local-config disable
Configuration Mode Is Disabled

Note: It's hidden command. So we need to type the full command in CLI.



Jan 14, 2019 11:13 AM


Starting 8.4 you have can use only this command:


# disaster-recovery on


# cd /mm/mynode

# configure terminal

#### make everything ok

# exit

# write memory


See ArubaOS CLI Reference Guide.pdf on page 436


Kind Regards



Jan 14, 2019 07:38 AM

same problem in 8.4

Jan 12, 2019 11:47 PM

same question. was this removed on

Dec 21, 2018 06:17 PM

Was this removed in 8.4?