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[mobility master] Configuration Hierarchy best practices

Hey everyone,

I'm in the process of migrating our single controller setup to a mobility-master + controller cluster setup and I'm wondering is there any best practice document on how to layout the configuration hierarchy?

 

At the moment we have only one location with a controller and we have a remote AP at a small remote office but in the future we hope to grow more.

 

In my initial setup I did /city/location but now I think maybe I should add country at the root.

 

Should AP groups be created at the location level or should they be known at a higher level? If they are known at a higher level will this allow other controllers to act as remote controllers for them should local controllers fail?

Also when RAPs are in use where do they fit into the design?

 

Thanks!

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Re: [mobility master] Configuration Hierarchy best practices

First rule:

Create a folder under MD and that is where you begin your configuration that will be shared by everywhere.  Do not configure anything besides a folder at the MD level.  If you need to configure something completely different, you would create another folder at the MD level that is different configuration-wise from your production folder.

 

You have a small company; you don't have to configure continent>country>city or whatever.  Don't bother.  Folder configuration is abstract and used to divide administrative domains or regional configuration boundaries.  For a smaller company, you can configure everything in one folder and use ap-groups to separate your configuration.

 

If you are migrating, I would configure everything from scratch on ArubaOs 8.x so you can get the hang of configuration and administration, instead of using a migration tool....  You can always use ap-move from the old to the new infrastructure, as long as ap-groups of the existing aps exist on the new (8.x infrastructure).

 

Good luck and ask questions here so that others who have experienced it can answer you.


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Re: [mobility master] Configuration Hierarchy best practices

I would just add that your AP groups should be exactly the same (case sensitive).

 

 

Dustin Burns
Senior Mobility and Access Engineer @WEI
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Contributor II

Re: [mobility master] Configuration Hierarchy best practices

Thanks for the replies!

 

I assume the recommendation of adding at least one directory under md is to allow for future flexibility?

 

Also if we know that we have current small unmanaged location that may develop into full fledged offices doesn't in make sense to already layout the structure that way?

 

Is it possible to "copy"/"duplicate" a directory?

ie. we decide we do need to add another directory for a location because there are different DNS/RADIUS/NTP/etc. settings there but we still want all the same WLANs to exist there.

As far as I can tell I can only create/delete directories but not duplicate them.

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Re: [mobility master] Configuration Hierarchy best practices

Future flexibility without being locked into anything configured there is the key, yes.

 

You can copy the contents of a folder, but only on the commandline using "configuration node"

 

https://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/CLI-Bank/Content/aos-cli/conf-node.htm?Highlight=configuration%20node

 

 


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