How do I integrate RFID TAGS with the Aruba controller using AirWave?

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Question:  How do I integrate RFID TAGS with the Aruba controller using AirWave?


Product and Software: This article applies to all Aruba controllers and ArubaOS versions.

To integrate RFID TAGS with the Aruba controller using AirWave, follow these steps:


On the AirWave server:


1) Enable RTLS service on the Airwave Wireless Management Suite(AWMS) server.


2) Navigate to AMP Setup > General page. In the AMP Additional Services section, select Yes to Enable RTLS Collector.

A new section is displayed that contains the following settings:

  • RTLS Port: match controller default is 5050
  • RTLS Username: match the SNMPv3 "MMS", which is the username configured on controller.
  • RTLS Password: match the SNMPv3 "MMS", which is the password configured on controller.

3) Click Save.


On the Aruba controller:


1) Enable RTLS.

Note: RTLS can be enabled only on the master controller, and it will automatically propagate to all local controllers.


2) SSH into master controller, enter "enable" mode, and issue the following commands:

(Controller-Name) # configure terminal

Enter Configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z

(Controller-Name) (config) # ap system-profile <PROFILE USED BY THIN APs>

(Controller-Name) (AP system profile "default") # rtls-server ip-addr <IP OF AWMS SERVER> port 5050 key <SNMPv3 "MMS" PASSWORD CONFIGURED ON CONTROLLER>

(Controller-Name) (AP system profile "default") # write mem

Saving Configuration...

Saved Configuration


3) To validate the configuration on the controller, exit configuration mode.

(Controller-Name) # show ap monitor debug status ip-addr <IP ADDRESS OF ANY THIN ACCESS POINTS>


RTLS configuration


Type Server IP Port Frequency Active

---- --------- ---- --------- ------

MMS 5070 120

Aeroscout N/A N/A N/A

RTLS 5050 60 *

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