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Aruba Central and Remote Location

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  • 1.  Aruba Central and Remote Location

    Posted May 17, 2021 11:11 AM
    Morning - we recently migrated away from controller-based to Aruba Central and have had an issue that we cannot seem to get a resolution for at this time.  Seems like it would be simple but apparently it is not.  We are broadcasting 3 SSIDs on campus and al is working well but we also need to broadcast these same 3 SSIDS at the President's House which is across the street.  We have no network connectivity to the house from campus.  President's house has it's own ISP for internet.  We install 5 access points there and they seem to connect to Aruba Central but president cannot connect to any SSIDs.  We have been told we need a controller for this or a VPN tunnel or this and that and no one seems to have a good solution so I am hoping one of you will.  Thank you

    David Mattox

  • 2.  RE: Aruba Central and Remote Location

    Posted May 17, 2021 11:37 AM
    Are those SSIDs tie to your internal RADIUS server?
    Is the expectation that internal should be reached from the remote site?
    if the answer is yes, then you will need to build a tunnel back to your campus using IAP-VPN
    your controllers will act as the VPNC to terminate those tunnels , somewhat similar to the way RAPs work

    here's the guide: 

    Victor Fabian, ACEX#8
    Mobility Architect @ WEI

  • 3.  RE: Aruba Central and Remote Location

    Posted May 18, 2021 12:42 PM
    After a conference call with vendors and system engineers, it seems the solution is installing a firewall at President House and creating a VPN tunnel back to campus.  Once that is done we will create new subnets and layer 2 traffic will traverse over VPN tunnel.  Controller was not an option since we do not want to renew license on it for this reason only.  Thanks for everyone's feedback.

    David Mattox

  • 4.  RE: Aruba Central and Remote Location

    Posted May 18, 2021 03:33 AM
    Please check your post on this exact same topic.

    Herman Robers
    If you have urgent issues, always contact your Aruba partner, distributor, or Aruba TAC Support. Check for how to contact Aruba TAC. Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.