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Aruba 7205 MC - how to add / migrate to 10 Gbps interface

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  • 1.  Aruba 7205 MC - how to add / migrate to 10 Gbps interface

    Posted Dec 05, 2023 10:41 AM

    Greetings all.

    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 8.10.0.9; same version for Controllers and connected APs as well.



  • 2.  RE: Aruba 7205 MC - how to add / migrate to 10 Gbps interface

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Dec 05, 2023 11:06 AM

    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.



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    Carson Hulcher, ACEX#110
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  • 3.  RE: Aruba 7205 MC - how to add / migrate to 10 Gbps interface

    Posted Jan 29, 2024 11:01 AM

    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?




  • 4.  RE: Aruba 7205 MC - how to add / migrate to 10 Gbps interface

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jan 29, 2024 11:44 AM

    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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    Carson Hulcher, ACEX#110
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