Monitoring, Management & Location Tracking

How to verify entry and confirm ALE communication with Aruba controller


Once we add Aruba controller to ALE we need to verify and confirm that the communication between ALE and controller is occurring.


Login to ALE CLI using putty or securecrt using the root credentials. By default the username = root and password = admin unless changed at the time of installation.

To verify the controller entry in ALE execute the following command from CLI.

cat /etc/locationserver.conf

The output will look as seen below.


To verify if ALE is communicating with the controller login to CLI and execute the following commands.

cd /opt/ale/home

Once in the lscli execute the command getcontrollers. This will show the controller entry in ALE database.




Add Aruba controller to ALE by navigating to Configuration-->Controller-->Click on Add Controller

Add the IP address, login name, password and confirm password. Ensure you add a user with read only access. It is strongly recommended not to use to add user with read-write permission.


On the Aruba controller side we can verify if messages are being sent over to ALE by executing the following command.

show mgmt-server message-counters process stm

Look for the table that shows the Station RSSI Info. The values must be incrementing which is to verify that messages are being sent over to ALE.

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