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AOS10 'Cluster' comfigurations

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  • 1.  AOS10 'Cluster' comfigurations

    Posted May 04, 2022 07:33 AM
    I am a Partner demonstrating new AOS10 capabilities with a small deployment. A large customer had a great question! 

    They use Aruba Central today with a separate cluster in each of many buildings (dozens of buildings). Each cluster may have all SSID's but have custom RF tuning per-build (as an example). This is the beauty of Group Level and VC/Cluster level config is that we can have one set of configs but then have one-off configurations per-cluster. 

    How is this accomplished with AOS10 which is cluster-less, no VC?

    My answer was a separate group for each building. Then they asked how they would make an SSID change or add a new User-Role. Would they have to go to each group? Naturally the answer was, yes. Then I got blank stares and concerned how they would manage the environment moving forward... without the need for API's and functions outside of Central to accomplish the same group/vc configs as in AOS6/8. 


    Philip Wightman, ACEX (AMFX) #69. Aruba Partner Ambassador

  • 2.  RE: AOS10 'Cluster' comfigurations

    Posted May 06, 2022 07:00 PM
    you can have different groups for sure, you can also have device level configuration which will be used over the group configuration.

    Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba.

  • 3.  RE: AOS10 'Cluster' comfigurations

    Posted May 10, 2022 07:27 AM
    Device level configurations are great for one-off configurations but not the same as Cluster configurations. Some buildings for larger customers may have several hundred AP's in each of several buildings. 

    Maintaining a separate group for each building will be the way to go. Creating or manipulating an SSID then would be a matter of how many groups you have. This is not the worse ever, we just lose one level of configuration granularity we have today.

    Philip Wightman, ACEX #69
    Aruba Partner Ambassador

  • 4.  RE: AOS10 'Cluster' comfigurations

    Posted May 11, 2022 06:33 PM
    You can clone a group and create a separate group for low density and a high density with different RF profiles.
    Local override at device level is possible for some smaller tweaks per AP.

    It should be awesome if we could export/import  configuration parts form one the another group of device level.

    Marcel Koedijk | MVP Expert 2022 | ACEP | ACMP | ACCP | ACDP | Ekahau ECSE | Not an HPE Employee | Opinions are my own