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Converting Instant AP to Remote APs

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  • 1.  Converting Instant AP to Remote APs

    Posted Dec 01, 2021 03:04 PM
    Good Afternoon,

    We currently have two 7210 Mobility Controllers, which are still running ArubaOS 6.5.4.12.  Which we are looking to update in the coming months

    However we are currently purchasing IAP-305s which we are able to convert to RAP mode, however each time we need to edit the Whitelist on the Mobility Controllers to get these to successfully connect.  Is there a way to get them to automatically connect through?  Ie have I missed something in the config.

    Kind Regards
    Tatyana

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    Tatyana Saar
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  • 2.  RE: Converting Instant AP to Remote APs

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Dec 01, 2021 05:01 PM
    The most efficient way is to use a provisioning profile https://community.arubanetworks.com/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MID=48325
    https://community.arubanetworks.com/blogs/esupport1/2016/05/18/what-is-the-need-for-remote-ap-provisioning-profile

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    Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.
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  • 3.  RE: Converting Instant AP to Remote APs

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Dec 02, 2021 04:45 AM
    If you have ClearPass, you can synchronize to Aruba Activate and automatically retrieve the mac-addresses of your APs. Then you can configure the RAP allowlist to query your ClearPass. If you don't have access to Activate, adding the MAC addresses to the Endpoint Repository with a specific attribute to query would work as well.

    Another option, if you have a list of the MAC addresses, you can proactively add those to the allowed list (easiest through the CLI, if you don't have ClearPass). Your seller can probably provide you even with such a list when the APs are shipped.

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    Herman Robers
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    If you have urgent issues, always contact your Aruba partner, distributor, or Aruba TAC Support. Check https://www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/contact-support/ 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.

    In case your problem is solved, please invest the time to post a follow-up with the information on how you solved it. Others can benefit from that.
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