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remote aps and aruba os 10

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  • 1.  remote aps and aruba os 10

    Posted 25 days ago

    Hello

    I have Aruba OS 10 with Aruba Central with a foundation WLAN gateway license.

    I need to configure a remote AP like we did on the old version 6.x, The AP will be connected to different sites to give wireless to corporate users.  This will be not a branch office or anything like that, the AP will be taken to different sites constantly 

    I want to know if this remote AP config is now what you call microbranch and does it work with the license I have right? the WLAN Gateway license

    Thanks

    Carlos



  • 2.  RE: remote aps and aruba os 10

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted 25 days ago

    for microbranch functionality you need the gateways to have SD-WAN foundation or foundation -base 

    here is the Aruba Central SaaS ordering guide



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  • 3.  RE: remote aps and aruba os 10

    Posted 21 days ago

    Yeah, Aruba in their wisdom decided to axe remote APs in classic wireless setups, so now you need both an extra dedicated gateway in VPNC/branch mode, and an EXTREMELY expensive central license and complicated redundant WLAN configuration in Central to do what RAP used to do.

    A total fail for Aruba in my opinion. I had a customer that backtracked on their AOS10 Central decision because of the massive cost and configuration overhead this requires.




  • 4.  RE: remote aps and aruba os 10

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted 21 days ago

    just be aware that you also can have an IAP-VPN solution in which you dont require Aruba Central. All you need is Instant APs at remote sites and an existing controller (non-AOS10 ) 



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  • 5.  RE: remote aps and aruba os 10

    Posted 20 days ago

    Hello Ariyap there is no aruba os 8 or anything, all its on aruba os 10 gateways and AP

    They just want to configure ONE ap as a remote AP thats all

    So they need to change their WLAN Gateways subcriptions to SD branch foundation license to have a WLAN infraestructure with gateways like i have it now with the WLAN Gateway license + the microbranch

    The Sd branch will give me both features ariyap? thats what i understand

    Thanks




  • 6.  RE: remote aps and aruba os 10

    Posted 19 days ago

    Also Ariyap the microbranch i suppose that it can go up the IP with a dchp IP address and do a tunnel when you configure it, so you can take the AP wherever you want, you just need the ipsect port open to establish the VPN tunnel, and as soon as the user connects it, it will just connect automatically to central and start showing the SSIDS

    We just need one SSID with wpa3 enterprise on it for some users that will be moving between different places, it need access to clearpass, but I guess that the only one that need access to that its the gateway not the ap itself 




  • 7.  RE: remote aps and aruba os 10

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted 19 days ago

    yes thats right



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  • 8.  RE: remote aps and aruba os 10

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted 19 days ago

    for configuration example you can refer to technote on microbranch series



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  • 9.  RE: remote aps and aruba os 10

    Posted 13 days ago

    Thanks Ariyap 

    Thats a really good technote! 

    Keep doing them please, i see that you have many, they are really helpful!