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Aruba Central supported APs

  • 1.  Aruba Central supported APs

    Posted 8 days ago
    Hello Guys,

    We have a number of access points with model number AP-305. Just wanted to verify if they can work with  Aruba Central?

    Thanks,

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    GSM
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  • 2.  RE: Aruba Central supported APs

    Posted 8 days ago
    If these are AP-305 as opposed to an IAP-305 then these will not work. They need to be of the 'IAP' variant. You can tell from the sticker on the back.

    *EDIT* Added Supported Device list.

    https://help.central.arubanetworks.com/2.5.2/documentation/online_help/content/access-points/supported-platforms/supported-aps.htm

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    Craig Syme
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  • 3.  RE: Aruba Central supported APs

    Posted 8 days ago
    @Craig - unfortunately these are mounted in the ceiling already. However they are also controlled by Aruba 7010. So, is there a way in GUI or CLI of 7010 controller to check the exact model APs that are connected to it, if it is an IAP-305 or just an AP-305?​

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    GSM
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  • 4.  RE: Aruba Central supported APs

    Posted 7 days ago
    I think if you have a Central account (can be evaluation), you can add one of your APs with the MAC + Serial number which you can get from the controller. The type (AP-305 or IAP-305) should then show up in the Central Registered Devices. As long as you don't link a subscription, there should not happen anything with the AP itself.

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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.
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  • 5.  RE: Aruba Central supported APs

    Posted 6 days ago
    So I just bought an AP-335. Not an IAP-335. Will this device also not work with Aruba Central? What is the difference between the AP-335 and the IAP-335?

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    eric frazer
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  • 6.  RE: Aruba Central supported APs

    Posted 6 days ago
    The IAP-335 can run as Instant, Cloud Managed, Managed by a controller, or Remote AP.
    The AP-335 can run as Controller managed or Remote AP only, so always requires a controller.

    If you want to run that AP without management (Instant) or Cloud Managed, I would return the AP and get it replaced with an IAP. Both AP and IAP are priced the same on the Aruba Pricelist.

    I think the AP-335 is the last AP that had two different types, most current APs come as Unified AP which supports all the deployment modes.

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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.
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