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Can I use the virtual controller to distribute only some of my local IPs

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  • 1.  Can I use the virtual controller to distribute only some of my local IPs

    Posted Aug 03, 2022 10:25 PM
    Good morning,

    I am sorry if this is something I should know but I am new to using Aruba and I have inherited this network.

    Is it possible to use the virtual controller to just distribute a sub set of our local IPs? I have our DHCP server issuing a 10. range but I just want our controller to be able to distribute our 10.64.7.1-10.64.7.254 range.

    We are using the virtual controller version 6.5.1.0-4.3.1.2_58595

    I do not currently have any VLANS and the time frame needed for this project wouldn't allow me to set one up in time.

    Any help would be appreciated. ​

    Kind regards

    James


  • 2.  RE: Can I use the virtual controller to distribute only some of my local IPs

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Aug 03, 2022 10:56 PM
    it is always recommended not to use Aruba controllers for your DHCP services in production.
    Also by virtual controller do you mean VC for instant APs?

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  • 3.  RE: Can I use the virtual controller to distribute only some of my local IPs

    Posted Aug 04, 2022 03:55 AM
    Good morning,

    We use a DHCP server but our web filtering and safeguarding software works on a set range of IPs. I can either set it to all the IPs of our school or a range of them. I am hoping to find a way to use the controller to assign only a certain range of our main DHCP scope so I can set the filtering and safeguarding on these addresses.  Ideally we would have VLANS for this but nothing is setup and I do not have the timeframe to get them setup.


    Is what I am logging in to. So I think it is the VC for instant APs.

    Kind regards

    James


  • 4.  RE: Can I use the virtual controller to distribute only some of my local IPs

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Aug 04, 2022 09:50 AM
    Please consider upgrading, as the software version 6.5.1.0-4.3.1.2_58595 is really old.

    If you have a single VLAN with an existing DHCP server, you can't have a second DHCP server on the Instant AP for the same VLAN. Also, the DHCP server in Instant is pretty basic, if you have a second VLAN and more requirements than just 'assign an IP in the subnet', you probably can use ip-helper/dhcp relay to get DHCP working for that second VLAN/subnet.


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