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  • 1.  Aruba Central disconnection

    Posted Feb 07, 2018 12:34 PM

    Hi guys,

     

    I have some APs which were disconnected from Aruba Central minutes ago, I can see the messages in the Notifications page:

     

    central_disconnect.JPG

     

    Right now I have access to the APs only via Aruba Central, what commands can I use to see the reason of this disconnection?

     

    Regards,

    Julián



  • 2.  RE: Aruba Central disconnection

    Posted Feb 07, 2018 05:35 PM
    Hello !

    Post the output of the commands below:

    show ap debug cloud-server
    show log ap-debug


  • 3.  RE: Aruba Central disconnection

    Posted Feb 07, 2018 06:22 PM
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    Hi John,

     

    Attached the output of the commands. The second one only shows the most recent logs, because I see in the Nofications page the disconnection was at around 11 am.

    central_disconnect.JPG

    Is it a keep alive timeout between the VC and the Aruba Central?

     

    Cloud Last connect fail status
    -------------------------
    Last fail server :34.214.28.103
    Last fail time :2018-02-07 12:04:30
    Last fail reason :connect timeout

    Cloud Last login down status
    -------------------------
    Last down server :34.208.111.11
    Last down time :2018-02-07 10:34:21
    Last down reason :keep alive timeout

     

    Regards,

    Julián

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    central_disconnection.txt   24 KB 1 version


  • 4.  RE: Aruba Central disconnection

    Posted Feb 08, 2018 11:32 AM

    Hi John,

     

    Did you find anything in the logs I attached?

     

    Regards,

    Julián



  • 5.  RE: Aruba Central disconnection
    Best Answer

    Posted Feb 08, 2018 01:40 PM
    Are you seeing and bandwidth issues or saturation on the uplink to Central? Seems like there is a few time outs? Any errors or dropped packets on the switch ports either?


  • 6.  RE: Aruba Central disconnection

    Posted Feb 08, 2018 02:01 PM

    Hi zailon0,

     

    Do you mean issues over all the path from the VC toward Central? Right now I only have access to the APs from Central, if I console to the VC I can get this:

     

    GerGeneral-3P# show int counters
    bond0 is up, line protocol is up
    Hardware is Gigabit Ethernet, address is 20:a6:cd:c5:c6:e2
    Speed 1000Mb/s, duplex full
    Received packets 120429081
    Received bytes 37111146330
    Receive dropped 395
    Receive errors 0
    Receive missed errors 0
    Receive overrun errors 0
    Receive frame errors 0
    Receive CRC errors 0
    Receive length errors 0
    Transmitted packets 21815327
    Transmitted bytes 4916030070
    Transmitted dropped 0
    Transmission errors 0
    Lost carrier 0
    GerGeneral-3P#
     
    I see some receive dropped (packets or bytes?) but not much. Is there any option to have a historical of this to see the counters at the moment of the issue?
     
    Regards,
    Julián


  • 7.  RE: Aruba Central disconnection

    Posted Feb 08, 2018 02:13 PM
    I don’t believe there is historical logs but there should be some further info in the system logs. Are you able to check a perimeter device such as the firewall. Does it affect all the AP’s or just certain ones?

    Sent from my iPhone


  • 8.  RE: Aruba Central disconnection

    Posted Feb 08, 2018 02:23 PM

    Hi,

     

    I guessed so. When you say system logs do you refer to the command "show log system"? Because this command only shows the most recent logs, not yesterday's logs. I will check with client about the firewall bandwitdh...

     

    Regards,

    Julián



  • 9.  RE: Aruba Central disconnection

    Posted Feb 09, 2018 04:50 PM

    Yep that's the one, the IAP only has a short buffer for storing logs so I suspect the logs are being over written quite quickly. If you have a syslog configured, point the IAP to this to ensure all logs are captured. The fact that you are seeing more than 1 IAP reporting issues makes me suspect that there is a wider spread issue occurring.



  • 10.  RE: Aruba Central disconnection

    Posted Feb 20, 2018 02:13 PM
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    Hi John and zailon0,

     

    My customer has just had the Aruba Central disconnection problem again. It seems now it is an Aruba Central problem because it doesn't respond, there are a few logs like this:

     

    Tue Feb 20 13:22:40 2018 Central Failed Aruba Central connection error: did not receive a response from Aruba Central after 0 seconds

     

    And it seems Aruba Central has changed its IP address:

     

    Tue Feb 20 13:37:46 2018 Central In progress Connecting to Aruba Central server at app1.central.arubanetworks.com

    Tue Feb 20 13:38:46 2018 Central In progress Connecting to Aruba Central server at app1.central.arubanetworks.com

    Tue Feb 20 13:39:34 2018 Central In progress Connecting to Aruba Central server 35.164.74.56, triggered by athena redirect
    Tue Feb 20 13:39:34 2018 Central In progress Received new Aruba Central server address: 35.164.74.56

    Tue Feb 20 13:39:35 2018 Central In progress Estabished connection with Aruba Central server 35.164.74.56, authenticating...

     

    Is the reason the change of IP address?

    I have attached the complete logs I was able to collect.

     

    What do you think guys?

     

    Regards,

    Julián

     

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    central_disconnection2.txt   69 KB 1 version


  • 11.  RE: Aruba Central disconnection

    Posted Feb 21, 2018 09:29 AM

    Hi guys,

     

    Any idea?

     

    Regards,

    Julián