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Moving from Virtual Controller to Airwave!

Good Afternoon, 


I will keep this short. I have no experience in Airwave and limited experinece with servers as a whole but have been tasked in setting up a commercial wireless network.


What I've done so far:

- Built and configured ESXi and got AirWave installed and am able to login to the Aruba GUI.

- Have the IAP working and managed though the virtual controller. 


My question is, what do I need to do to get the IAPs to be seen by Airwave? Im assuming that there is some VLAN stuff that needs to happen or some communication protcol stuff that I need to change. 


Do I need a controller? 


I know enough to know I dont know anything lol.


Thanks guys!


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Re: Moving from Virtual Controller to Airwave!

Please take a look at the Airwave Instant deployment guide here:


Come back here and ask questions before you do anything.


No, you don't need a separate controller.

*Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba Networks or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.*
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