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Frequent Contributor I

RE: 7205 Standalone Controller - OS 8

1. What licenses do I need for an ArubaOS 8.x standalone controller (no external MM or license server, virtual or otherwise)?

Licenses are as of 6.4 , they work the same.

 

2. The licenses I used were from the prior 6.x setup. Do I need to "Transfer Licenses to new Platform" in the portal?

 

Technically its not possible, you may want to check with support.

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Occasional Contributor I

RE: 7205 Standalone Controller - OS 8

Hi cclemmer,

 

I have successfully configured the controller and converted few IAPs to CAPs, things look good.

There would be multiple sites over the WAN and the controller will be sitting at main site. I would like to stage the APs before sending them to sites. I would like to configure the controller IP Address on the APs, so that once they are plugged in, they will join the controller.

Can this be done? If yes, could you please share the command?

Thanks.

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RE: 7205 Standalone Controller - OS 8

The AP by default will lookup aruba-master via DNS you can create an entry for Aruba-master in your DNS server and point it to the Aruba controller management IP



Thank you

Victor Fabian

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Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Architect @WEI
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
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Occasional Contributor I

RE: 7205 Standalone Controller - OS 8

Hi Victor,

 

Thanks for your response.

Since the APs would have static IP address, do we need to statically assign the DNS IP(s) on each AP?

Also, when I converted few IAPs to CAPs, I used controller's VLAN1 IP Address rather than Management IP. It worked fine (both the APs and the controller were on same VLAN).

If the APs are on different VLAN, would this be a problem?

Do we need to have a management IP or VLAN1 IP should work?

 

Can you please advise if Management IP needs to be on a different VLAN?

Thanks.

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RE: 7205 Standalone Controller - OS 8


@dot1x wrote:

Hi Victor,

 

Thanks for your response.

Since the APs would have static IP address, do we need to statically assign the DNS IP(s) on each AP?

Also, when I converted few IAPs to CAPs, I used controller's VLAN1 IP Address rather than Management IP. It worked fine (both the APs and the controller were on same VLAN).

If the APs are on different VLAN, would this be a problem?

Do we need to have a management IP or VLAN1 IP should work?

 


Please don't use static IP addresses on the APs. While it is possible, it limits your flexibility in the future as the network evolves.

 

If you do use static IPs, then yes, you also must statically configure the DNS server IPs on each AP. 


Charlie Clemmer
Aruba Customer Engineering
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Occasional Contributor I

RE: 7205 Standalone Controller - OS 8

Hi Charlie,

 

Thanks for your response.

Could you please advise if management IP needs to be configured?

Right now, I've configured VLAN1 IP address and used Ge0/0 to connect to the switch.

Should VLAN1 IP be enough to connect APs to controller?

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RE: 7205 Standalone Controller - OS 8


@dot1x wrote:

Right now, I've configured VLAN1 IP address and used Ge0/0 to connect to the switch.

Should VLAN1 IP be enough to connect APs to controller?


As long as the VLAN1 IP is routable from the network where the APs are located, that should be enough.


Charlie Clemmer
Aruba Customer Engineering
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Occasional Contributor I

RE: 7205 Standalone Controller - OS 8

Hi cclemmer,

 

Thanks for your response.

Yes, VLAN1 is routable from other sites/VLANs.

 

Is it recommended to assign management IP?

If yes, what would it be used for?

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RE: 7205 Standalone Controller - OS 8


@dot1x wrote:

Is it recommended to assign management IP?

If yes, what would it be used for?


The controller will pick an IP to use as the controller IP, when multiple are available. Assigning a management IP provides a deterministic way to override that selection process. Early versions of AOS needed to use a loopback address for management, but that is no longer required.


Charlie Clemmer
Aruba Customer Engineering
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