AP65 & AP70

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Oct 26, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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AP Configuration

(AP65 & AP70)


Introduction:


In order to configure an access point with static parameters, we need to get in to the console of the AP via SoE (Serial over

Ethernet) connection. There are various ways to meet this requirement.


1.

Connecting
Aruba AP directly to the controller using one of the PoE port.

2.

Using SPOE 3 or SPOE4 Cable.


Requirement:


1.

SPOE Card module should be present on the controller. In order to confirm the same look at the output of “show
inventory” and make sure that it is pr
esent on the controller.

2.

Permit SoE using the following command

configure terminal

telnet soe


Connecting AP Directly to the Aruba Controller




From you laptop/pc: Start
--
>RUN



telnet <ip_addr_of_controller> 2300 (Port 2300 is needed for Serial over Etner
net
-

SoE)


Connecting AP via SPOE 3 or SPOE 4 Cables


Part IDs:

CA
-
SPOE
-
ADAPT
-
4 andCA
-
SPOE
-
ADAPT
-
3


The CA
-
SPOE
-
ADAPT
-
4 will work only with the power injector. Where as for CA
-
SPOE
-
ADAPT
-
3 we need to have a PoE switch.




Accessing AP’s Console using

SPOE 4 Cable



Accessing AP’s Console using SPOE 3 Cable






Manual provisioning requires this procedure. You must use the serial console

breakout adapter cable to be able to access the
serial console interface to the

Aruba AP while allowing the device
to be powered by the AC adapter or POE

(from an Aruba Mobility Controller).


NOTE: The LAN connections are optional unless POE is used to power the AP.


Connect the adapter’s “To AP” RJ
-
45 connector to the Aruba AP 70 FE Port.

Connect the adapter’s DB
-
9 co
nnector to the serial
port on the console

terminal.

Connect the adapter’s “To Network” RJ
-
45 connector to the LAN.

The LAN connection is optional unless POE is being used to power the AP.

For convenience, the adapter kit includes an FE coupler
to connect R
J
-
45cable ends together.

The Aruba AP 70 can receive electrical power using the following options:



POE

If connecting the Aruba
AP to

a device that supplies IEEE 802.3afcompliant POE, no additional power connection is
necessary.



Power Outlet


NOTE: When the

Aruba AP is installed in an air
-
handling space, as

described in NEC (2002) Article 300.22(C), POE must be used
instead

of a power outlet.


If local regulations and practices permit, connect the optional AC
power adapter

(not included) to the DC power soc
ket on the
rear panel of the Aruba

AP and plug it into an appropriate power outlet.


NOTE: The indicator LEDs on the Aruba AP will remain dark during
this procedure
.


Set your local terminal to use the following communications:











Configuring AP


* Type in username and password of your Aruba controller



connect slot/port (To which the AP is connected)



* At this point manually reboot the AP (Pull out the cable and put it again)



* Keep pressing "Enter Key", till you get 'apboot' mode.



--
> On
the apboot mode, type in the command "printenv" to check the statically configured parameters.



If anything is configured incorrectly (Master IP or location etc), type in the following command to delete the parameters











Configuring AP Dynamically
:


purge



save


boot


These are the steps which need to be executed if the AP is configured dynamically.



Configuring Static Parameters


Provide the following parameters

setenv ipaddr x.x.x.x

setenv netmask x.x.x.x

setenv gatewayip x.x.x.x

setenv serveri
p x.x.x.x

setenv master x.x.x.x

setenv location x.x.x (Only if you are using Aruba OS 2.x)

save

boot



General Troubleshooting:


If you are not able to see anything on APs console, please check the following:


1.

“show inventory” output on the controller and
look whether SPOE module is present or not.

2.

try with different Cables, Terminal Programs (Hyper Terminal, Teraterm etc), Ports and connectors.