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  • 1.  How to assign AP to controller with different IP

    Posted Apr 29, 2021 06:06 AM
    Hello

    I have Aruba 650 controller with 8 AP's (105 model) and they assign to controller by DHCP, please need to know how to assign another AP with different VLAN as i have one access point in different site.

    Appreciate your help.

    Thanks

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    Mahmoud Marie
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  • 2.  RE: How to assign AP to controller with different IP

    Posted Apr 29, 2021 07:02 AM
    If DHCP is configured with the same options at the other site, you should be able to point the AP to the controller. 

    See this guide on DHCP Options: https://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/ArubaOS_61/ArubaOS_61_UG/DHCP_Option_43.php

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  • 3.  RE: How to assign AP to controller with different IP

    Posted Apr 29, 2021 07:17 AM
    Thanks Dustin,

    the other site connected via VPN with different IPs, so i need to register one AP to controller manually with different IP.

    Thanks

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    Mahmoud Marie
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  • 4.  RE: How to assign AP to controller with different IP

    Posted Apr 29, 2021 07:46 AM
    Trying to understand your situation. Do you have other APs at that site, but this one AP you want to connect to a different controller instead of using DHCP options? If so you can always point the AP to another controller via AP Provisioning. From there you can control the LMS and B-LMS.

    If not, and you do not have DHP options set up at that remote site, you can provision it at the site that has the DHCP options, and change the controller via AP provisioning. Then bring it up at the site you need it at, assuming there is L3 connectivity back to the controller over the VPN.

    DNS is also another method for controller discovery.  You can have your AP discover the controller by having "aruba-master" resolve to the IP of the controller you want it to.

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  • 5.  RE: How to assign AP to controller with different IP

    Posted Apr 30, 2021 08:23 AM
    Hello Dustin,

    Thank you for your reply

    Here is my situation, in the main site we have Aruba controller in VLAN 100 and the APs in the same VLAN 100 and assign to controller by DHCP.
    and i need to install one AP in other site with in different VLAN 30, so how to register this AP to controller manually.



    Thanks


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    Mahmoud Marie
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  • 6.  RE: How to assign AP to controller with different IP

    Posted Apr 30, 2021 09:37 AM
    You can do a few things:

    1) Configure DHCP options for VLAN 30 to include the controller IP for discovery
    2) Configure DNS in VLAN 30 or sitewide to resolve aruba-master to the controller
    3) Provision the AP at site on VLAN 100, and then move it and boot it on VLAN 30
    4) Last ditch effort and not recommended would be to manually configure the Controller IP via console connection on boot.

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  • 7.  RE: How to assign AP to controller with different IP

    Posted Apr 30, 2021 09:47 AM
    Hello Dustin,

    Thank you again

    so if i will go with provision the AP in main site with VLAN 100 after that will move it to VLAN30 in other site.
    in this case the controller will detect it or need to change any configuration from controller or AP.

    Thanks

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    Mahmoud Marie
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  • 8.  RE: How to assign AP to controller with different IP

    Posted Apr 30, 2021 10:33 AM
    The AP will be the one detecting/contacting the controller. When provisioning you can set a static IP for the AP to reach out to upon boot. See screenshot below with arrow pointing to Static:



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  • 9.  RE: How to assign AP to controller with different IP

    Posted May 01, 2021 12:33 PM
    This one from controller 650, Right?

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    Thanks


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  • 10.  RE: How to assign AP to controller with different IP

    Posted May 02, 2021 04:07 PM
    650 controller? No. You will see a similar screen when provisioning an AP in AOSv8 and AOSv6.

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  • 11.  RE: How to assign AP to controller with different IP

    Posted May 02, 2021 06:55 PM
    Sorry just saw your screenshot. In AOSv6 go to configuration>APs.
    click on an ap and click provision.

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  • 12.  RE: How to assign AP to controller with different IP
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    Posted May 03, 2021 06:34 AM


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  • 13.  RE: How to assign AP to controller with different IP

    Posted May 03, 2021 06:48 AM
    Hello Dustin,

    Thank you so much for your help, really appreciated :)

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    Mahmoud Marie
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  • 14.  RE: How to assign AP to controller with different IP

    Posted Apr 30, 2021 09:39 AM
    Right now you are probably doing local controller discovery since they are on the same VLAN. This is just a discovery method known as ADP

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