07-06-2018 03:45 AM - edited 07-06-2018 05:26 AM
I'm configuring an Aruba virtual mobilty controller with different APs for a customer.
There are AP-365 which connect and work fine.
There are also AP-318 with Ant-48 which connect to the controller but don't turn the radios on.
In the "show ap database long" they are marked I = inactive
I tried every solution I could find in various discussions, checked everything and found out that they don't get a VAP, which is confusing, since they are in the same AP-Group as the AP-365 which get their VAP and work perfectly.
In another AP-group I have some AP-314 with ANT-48, they also do their job without any problems, for them I even use MAC & dot1x authentication with CPPM.
As I've written, only the AP318 make problems ...
I did a show tech on one of the AP-318 and attached it, maybe someone has a clue, what I missed.
Solved! Go to Solution.
07-09-2018 08:10 AM
I found the solution.
The AP-318 always reported 0.0W from LLDP!
No matter what I did, I couldn't turn it off, even when the Switch provided enough power, the Radios didn't turn on because 0.0W from LLDP.
I did some research and found this: no lldp config <port#> dot3TlvEnable poeplus_config
Used it and now the APs start their Radios!
Thank you @ll for your support!
Re: AP-318 gets no VAP
07-06-2018 08:41 AM
This was also my best guess, as a colleague of me told me that he had a similar issue with AP-315, some lines where missing and DE didn't work on them.
The VMC (Virtual Mobility Controller)is configured for Germany.
I did log into an AP to join it to the VMC, but even in the advanced options I couldn't find anything to change or enter the regulatory domain.
How can I check and change it?
Re: AP-318 gets no VAP
07-07-2018 02:36 AM
If you look at the logs, yo ucan see that the Ap is using 802.3af (PoE) - see attachment. This AP needs PoE+ to work properly.
Please check ,from the switch side, how much power the AP is drawing (as I believe it is drawing 15.4 W) and enable LLDP on that port (which I think it is disalbed) so that the AP draws 31 W (PoE+). Then, after making sure that the AP is using PoE+ the radios should turn on.
I had this issue with a AP-275 and i fixed it by enabling LLDP on the switchport and making sure that the AP was drawing PoE+