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Re: Aruba Central enrollment fails

Invalid mac/serial - can also mean that the status of the device in Central is

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John Solberg

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Intelecom/NetNordic - Norway
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Re: Aruba Central enrollment fails

Nope not in there.
Pasquale M. | Senior Network Solutions Consultant
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Re: Aruba Central enrollment fails

I went through this process yesterday.  No matter what I did, it would not register on aruba central or activate.  I called tech support and went through four different techs.  The last tech kept trying the same commands over and over.  Until finally he relented and said he was going to have the someone manually enter the serial number on the back end.  After an hour or so, I came back to aruba central, and lo and behold the switch was there.  I didn't get any specifics unfortunately.  He mentioned that this was a somewhat common issue on the 2530 switch series. I have yet to try it on on any other switches.

 

In the end, I am somehwat disappointed in aruba central's management of switches.  It seems to completely take over.  The web gui is now disabled, and I can no longer use the cli to configure the switch.  Just about every command shows invalid input.  Making config changes on aruba central seems finnicky as well.  Some changes happen other changes don't.  I would be happy if all I could do was store my configs in the cloud and get system down notifications, but that seems to not be that simple.

 

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Re: Aruba Central enrollment fails

If you want to store configs and get up/down, you need Airwave and you put the device in monitor only mode.
You would need to double check that the templates are compatible with your version of Airwave vs switch (if it is even supported).

Central is management of devices in the cloud.

TAC simply added the serial/mac manually in Activate and Central for you so that it will provision.

Thanks for sharing.
Pasquale M. | Senior Network Solutions Consultant
ACDX #420 | ACCA
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Re: Aruba Central enrollment fails

Robert,

 

Have you tried template groups in Central? I would recommend those over UI groups.

 

UI groups do not provide you complete configuration flexibility. e.g. spanning tree, modules are inconfigurable etc.

 

Template groups combine a template file and variable file to provide a per device configuration, that is exactly like, the device's running configuration.

 

CLI snippet is there to help you push CLI commands to device, for feature not in UI group. However, its a one time operation and a factory reset on the switch will fail to learn the CLI snippet change. Also there is no way to track, the CLI snippets pushed in past.

 

If you want, i can elaborate on the template groups.

 

2530 have been retro - fitted with cloud funcitionality, it lacks a TPM chip, so has to generate a certificate and a lot of folks are looking at the CSR error. The error fixes itself after a while though & switch connects to Central. Let me come back with engineering official stance on it. However if you choose any other model from the line up and they all have TPM chipset, & will not run into the CSR issue.

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Re: Aruba Central enrollment fails

If you can elaborate on template groups, that would be very helpful.  We've just signed up for central, but I'm finding it very limiting.

 

Thanks

Andy

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