We have 2 Aruba 7205 wireless controllers, clustered, and managed by Mobility Master / Mobility Conductor. Originally the controllers were each configured with 2 copper connections; 1 Gbps for management, and 1 Gbps for data. We would like to utilize the 10 Gbps SFP+ connection for data but we are unsure of how to configure the port on the controller side and migrate to it.
In the WebUI for Mobility Conductor I tried configuring the first available 10-gig port (GE-0/0/4) to match the currently used 1-gig port (GE-0/0/1.) We were hoping to be able to connect the 10-gig and leave the 1-gig connected so that we could verify settings and functionality before removing the 1-gig, however the upstream switch detected the new 10-gig connection as a loop and turned off the port. (Upstream is an HPE / Aruba 5406, loop protect, not spanning tree.)
Is there a way to group the ports in the 7205 controller so that both 1-gig and 10-gig can be used, then break out the 1-gig and remove it after 10-gig is verified? Maybe we're overthinking this and it just needs to be one or the other (unplug the 1-gig and plug in the 10-gig.) Eventually we want to move the management and the data to the 10-gig connection and remove both 1-gig connections on both controllers. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Mobility Master / Conductor is version 126.96.36.199; same version for Controllers and connected APs as well.
If you were running STP then the 10 Gbps connection would be preferred and the 1 Gbps would be blocked. The only grouping available is LAG/LACP and that isn't going to work with interfaces of mixed speeds.
Thanks chulcher, but we are not using STP. Does anyone have any information about how to configure the 10gb SFP+ ports, and / or how to cutover from 1gb to 10gb?
Configure the port the same as the port you are replacing. Unplug the old connection, plug in the new connection. Test functionality, swap back if necessary and try again.
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