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Can I connect Aruba 2930f Switch with Cisco ISE



I have Aruba 2930f Switch and I wanted to test 802.1x functionality with Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE). Can I use multiple authentication methods in my Aruba 2930f like 802.1x / dot1x mab and portal redirection with Cisco ISE? I have used follwoing commands but it did not worked 



vlan 150
untagged 1


radius-server host key password
aaa authentication port-access eap-radius
aaa port-access authenticator 1
aaa port-access authenticator 1 client-limit 1
aaa port-access authenticator active

aaa authentication mac-based chap-radius

aaa authentication web-based chap-radius



Please help.....

Aruba Employee

Re: Can I connect Aruba 2930f Switch with Cisco ISE



Can you share more info so I can help you effectively?  What symtomps are you seeing with regard to authentication?  In addition, can you run the following 'show' commands to help me determine the behavior of your RADIUS Server?


show radius host <IP>

show port-access authenticator clients
show port-access authenticator statistics


Thank You,

Priyank Patel
MVP Guru

Re: Can I connect Aruba 2930f Switch with Cisco ISE

A good start may be the ClearPass Solution Guide for wired policy enforcement. That should get you started with the switch part.


The following switch side configuration does the job with ClearPass (1X/MACAuth/Captive portal):

interface 3
   dhcp-snooping trust
   untagged vlan 1
   aaa port-access authenticator
   aaa port-access authenticator quiet-period 30
   aaa port-access authenticator client-limit 1
   aaa port-access mac-based
   aaa port-access mac-based quiet-period 30
   aaa port-access controlled-direction in

Can't help you with the RADIUS server side, unfortunately.

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