How do I add Aruba VSAs to an ACS server?

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Product and Code: This article applies to all Aruba controllers, ACS RADIUS servers, and ArubaOS 3.x.


To add Aruba VSAs to an ACS server, follow these steps:


  1.  Copy the Aruba.ini file in the following location:

C:\Program Files\CiscoSecure ACS v4.1\bin


  1.  On the computer that runs Cisco Secure ACS, open an MS DOS command prompt and change directories to the directory that contains the CSUtil.exe file. For example, if Cisco Secure ACS is installed in the C:\Program Files\CiscoSecure ACS v4.1 directory, the bin directory will be available under this directory. From the DOS prompt, enter this:

C:\Program Files\CiscoSecure ACS v4.1\ cd bin

C:\Program Files\CiscoSecure ACS v4.1\bin


  1.  Now, enter this command:  CSUtil.exe -addUDV 0 Aruba.ini
  2.  To confirm that you want to add the VSAs and halt all Cisco Secure ACS services during the process, type Y and press Enter.

CSUtil.exe halts Cisco Secure ACS services, parses the vendor/VSA input file, and adds the new RADIUS vendor and VSAs to Cisco Secure ACS. This process can take a few minutes. After the process is complete, CSUtil.exe restarts Cisco Secure ACS services.






Verify  After the Aruba VSAs are added to the Cisco Secure ACS, you can verify the same from the Cisco Secure ACS GUI.


To verify that the Aruba VSAs have been added to the Cisco Secure ACS, follow these steps:


  1.  Login to the Cisco Secure ACS GUI.
  2.  In the left menu, click Network Configuration and navigate to the Add AAA Client page.  On the Add AAA Client page, you will find the RADIUS (Aruba Networks) option in the Authenticate Using pull-down menu.




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