How to check status of the ethernet uplink ports of an AP?

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Aruba Employee

Introduction : At times, it would be critical to understand the statistics and physical layer settings on an ethernet port of an AP.


Feature Notes :


  • Statistics of "show ap port status ap-name <name of the AP>' command would be updated every 60 seconds.
  • It helps us to understand the speed and duplex setting on the port and thereby avoid situations of speed and duplex mismatch.
  • One can use this command to see if the AP is PoE powered-on or DC powered

Environment : This article applies to Aruba Mobility Controllers running ArubaOS version 6.2 and later.


Network Topology : Access Point ------  Connected to Uplink Switch  and being managed by Mobility Controller.


Verification : The below screenshot captured from the controller show the command output for couple of Access Points:


(7010-Master) #show ap port status ap-name 9c:1c:12:c9:3c:21

AP "9c:1c:12:c9:3c:21" Port Status (updated every 60 seconds)
Port  MAC                Type  Forward Mode  Admin    Oper  Speed   Duplex  802.3az  PoE  STP  Portfast  TX-Packets  TX-Bytes  RX-Packets  RX-Bytes
----  ---                ----  ------------  -----    ----  -----   ------  -------  ---  ---  --------  ----------  --------  ----------  --------
0     9c:1c:12:c9:3c:21  GE    N/A           enabled  up    1 Gb/s  full    N/A      N/A  N/A  N/A       33945       16432427  76660       6491372
(7010-Master) #


The columns of interest would be the Admin and Oper State, Speed and Duplex and the PoE. These outputs should help us in many ways to troubleshoot the issues.



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