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TACACS authentication not working on MDF switches

We are deploying Aruba S2500 switches throughout our sites and are using TACACS to authenticate to those switches.  Our IDF switches work fine with TACACS.  Our problem is our MDF switches that have TACACS configured on them.  For some reason we cannot use our credentials on them to authenticate. 

We think we have narrowed it down to the static routes we have on our MDF switch.  What is odd is those routes are only for our Mitel phone system which is on a different VLAN.  


I activated debug logging on the switch and the output is attached.   Username and IP addresses are masked for security.


Any ideas or help regarding this is appreciated.




Aruba Employee

Re: TACACS authentication not working on MDF switches

I see a authentication failure from CPPM 


Authentication result=Authentication failed(1), method=Management, server=CPPM, user=

check the Access tracker and event viewer on the cppm. 

Vinod Kumaar AVM ACMX, ACDX
Principal Network Engineer
Customer Advocacy | Aruba Networks Inc.

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