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AP status down on central & make AP act as a controller.

Hello Guys,

 

Actually I'm having an issue while configuring AP365 on aruba central.

When I configure the AP with only 1 vlan, on Aruba central the AP is up.  but when I use it with different vlan,

 

Example: I create a group, place the AP in that group, and create 2 SSID with 2 different vlan the AP is shown as down on the Aruba Central but we are able to connect to the AP. 

 

Another thing is that how can I make one AP act like a controller ? 

 

Please check images for more info. 

Thanks


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MVP Guru

Re: AP status down on central & make AP act as a controller.

Can you confirm if I need to untagged management port & tagged SSID for it to work ?

 

- Correct

 

Also where can the Virtual Controller can be configured ?

 

You set the IP under System > General : Virtual Controller IP


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Re: AP status down on central & make AP act as a controller.

What is the configuration of the switch port where the AP is connected to? Is the AP management VLAN configured as an untagged VLAN and the SSID (or Client VLANs) are configured as tagged VLANs?

 

You can specify an AP as a 'Preferred Master'

 

https://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Controller-less-WLANs/How-to-enable-and-verify-the-preferred-master-on-Aruba-IAP-using/ta-p/292866


Also remove the Virtual Controller Subnet Mask and Gateway.You only need to add these if the virtual controller IP address is in a different subnet than that of the Instant AP.


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Contributor II

Re: AP status down on central & make AP act as a controller.

Hello Craig, 


Concerning the port where the AP is connected, I configured it as tagged; with 3 vlans (1 for management and the other 2 for the SSID)

 

Can you confirm if I need to untagged management port & tagged SSID for it to work ?

 

Also where can the Virtual Controller can be configured ?

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MVP Guru

Re: AP status down on central & make AP act as a controller.

Can you confirm if I need to untagged management port & tagged SSID for it to work ?

 

- Correct

 

Also where can the Virtual Controller can be configured ?

 

You set the IP under System > General : Virtual Controller IP


ACMP, ACSA, ACDX #985
If my post addresses your query, give kudos:)

View solution in original post

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Contributor II

Re: AP status down on central & make AP act as a controller.

Thanks mate .. it worked!!