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Contributor II

Re: 7005 vs. 9004 MC

Hi Marcel,

 

can you confirm that the 9004 Gateway can work as a standalone controller?

 

I see it's mentioned in the datasheets but it also infers that a Mobility Master might be needed, could you please clarify this for me?

 

 

Best regards,

 

Aarón

 

 

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MVP Expert

Re: 7005 vs. 9004 MC

Hi Aaron,

 

The 9004 can be used as standalone controller with or without a MM.

 

Regards,

Julian

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Re: 7005 vs. 9004 MC

There is SD-WAN and Controller based firmware. When you install the controller firmware you can run a 9004 in standalone mode without the need of a Aruba Mobility Master.

 

  • SD-WAN Mode – Aruba Central Foundation or Foundation Base Licenses (9004 and 9012 are supported)
  • ­ Controller Mode – AP License (9004 supported as of ArubaOS 8.5, and 9012 will be supported in a later release)

When you flashed the controller through Aruba Cloud Central it will install the SD-WAN firmware. You can download the controller based firmware here; https://asp.arubanetworks.com/downloads/software/RmlsZTo2NTRiMzdmNi03NmI0LTExZWEtOTY0NC0xMzRlYzBjMzEwNzg%3D

 

Kind Regards Marcel Koedijk
HPE ASE Flexnetwork | ACMP | ACCP | Ekahau ECSE Design - Was this post usefull, Kudos are welcome.
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Re: 7005 vs. 9004 MC

Thank you

 

 

 

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Re: 7005 vs. 9004 MC

In this topic you see a image of working 9004 controller image (with mobility master) ;). MM is not required for a standalone controller!

 

https://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Wireless-Access/Standalone-9004-or-7005-with-8-5-0-X-all-version-ALE-error/td-p/655527

 

In the 9004 datasheets you can find your clear statement Also how many AP can be terminated in controller mode.

https://www.arubanetworks.com/assets/ds/DS_9000Series.pdf

 

7005 = 16 AP's

9004 =  32 AP's

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The 9004 controller is excellent choice ;;)).

 

Kind Regards Marcel Koedijk
HPE ASE Flexnetwork | ACMP | ACCP | Ekahau ECSE Design - Was this post usefull, Kudos are welcome.
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Re: 7005 vs. 9004 MC

Does anyone know default firmware of Aruba 9004? SD-Wan or Controller ?

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Re: 7005 vs. 9004 MC

Not sure what you mean by default firmware but the minimmum required firmware for the 9004 is depedant on the model and mode.

 

9004/9004-LTE

9004: SD-WAN R1.7 (default) and
Aruba Central 2.5.x in SD-WAN
mode, or support started with
8.5.0.5 in Mobility Controller mode.

 

9004-LTE: SD-WAN R2.1 (default)
and Aruba Central 2.5.1 in

 

9012

SD-WAN R2.0 (default) and Aruba
Central 2.5.x in SD-WAN mode,
ArubaOS (Future) in Mobility
Controller mode
SD-WAN mode


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Re: 7005 vs. 9004 MC

Sorry for making you confused. I mean default mode. It comes with  SD-WAN mode or Mobility Controller mode?  Thanks for your answers

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Re: 7005 vs. 9004 MC

Sept 2020 - Current Shipped Software

Aruba 9004ArubaOS_8.5.0.0-1.0.7.1_72342SD-WAN
Aruba 9004-LTEArubaOS_8.5.0.0-2.1.0.0_75359SD-WAN
Aruba 9012ArubaOS_8.5.0.0-2.0.0.4_75023SD-WAN
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Re: 7005 vs. 9004 MC

When a controller comes out of the box you can do normal "full-setup" whatever what firmware (sd-branch or campus) is used.

 

When subscribed the licence an provisioned in Aruba Central, Central will push de SD-Branch firmware version (it's not manual downloadable on the ASP website).

 

When it was configured to Aruba Central SD-Branch and you want to go back to Campus mode, just do a "write erase all" on the controllers and (quickly;) de-subscribe the licence in Aruba Central so it will not be automatic configured through activate.arubanetworks.com ;).

 

After do the "full-setup" again, mentioned that the SD-Branch firmware can't run a commando like "show switchinfo". At this point you need to load the campus firmware which can be download from asp.arubanetworks.com website.

 

(host)# copy ftp: <ftphost> <ftpusername> <image filename> system: partition <0|1>

or

(host)# copy tftp: <tftphost> <image filename> system: partition <0|1>

or

(host)# copy scp: <scphost> <scpusername> <image filename> system: partition <0|1>

 

Iam not sure what firmware is used out-of-the-box, but i think its the campus firmware because de SD-branch firmware is pushed from Aruba Central after provining.

 

In my HomeLAB i have  2x9004 in Campus Mode with ArubaOS 8.6.0.5 (L2 Clustered).

 

Kind Regards Marcel Koedijk
HPE ASE Flexnetwork | ACMP | ACCP | Ekahau ECSE Design - Was this post usefull, Kudos are welcome.
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