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ap mesh-cluster-profile

ap mesh-cluster-profile <profile-name>

clone <source>

cluster <cluster>

no

opmode {opensystem|wpa2-psk-aes}

rf-band {a|g}

wpa-hexkey <wpa-hexkey>

wpa-passphrase <wpa-passphrase>

Description

This command configures a mesh cluster profile used by mesh nodes.

Syntax

Parameter

Description

Range

Default

ap mesh-cluster-profile <profile-name>

Configures a mesh cluster profile. Give a name to the mesh cluster profile. The name must be 1–63 characters long.

default

clone <source>

Copies parameter values from an existing mesh cluster profile.

cluster <cluster>

Indicates the mesh cluster name. The name can have a maximum of 32 characters and is used as the MSSIDMesh Service Set Identifier. MSSID is the SSID used by the client to access a wireless mesh network. for the mesh cluster. When you first create a new mesh cluster profile, the profile uses the default cluster name “Aruba-mesh”. Use the cluster parameter to define a new, unique MSSIDMesh Service Set Identifier. MSSID is the SSID used by the client to access a wireless mesh network. before you assign APs or AP groups to the mesh cluster profile.

NOTE: If you want a mesh cluster to use WPA2Wi-Fi Protected Access 2. WPA2 is a certification program maintained by IEEE that oversees standards for security over wireless networks. WPA2 supports IEEE 802.1X/EAP authentication or PSK technology, but includes advanced encryption mechanism using CCMP that is referred to as AES.-PSKPre-shared key. A unique shared secret that was previously shared between two parties by using a secure channel. This is used with WPA security, which requires the owner of a network to provide a passphrase to users for network access. -AESAdvanced Encryption Standard. AES is an encryption standard used for encrypting and protecting electronic data. The AES encrypts and decrypts data in blocks of 128 bits (16 bytes), and can use keys of 128 bits, 192 bits, and 256 bits. encryption, do not use spaces in the mesh cluster name, as this may cause errors in mesh points associated with that mesh cluster.

To view existing mesh cluster profiles, use the CLICommand-Line Interface. A console interface with a command line shell that allows users to execute text input as commands and convert these commands to appropriate functions. command show ap mesh-cluster-profile.

Aruba-mesh

no

Negates any configured parameter.

opmode

Configures one of the following data encryption types:

opensystem: No encryption.

wpa2-psk-aes: WPA2Wi-Fi Protected Access 2. WPA2 is a certification program maintained by IEEE that oversees standards for security over wireless networks. WPA2 supports IEEE 802.1X/EAP authentication or PSK technology, but includes advanced encryption mechanism using CCMP that is referred to as AES. with AESAdvanced Encryption Standard. AES is an encryption standard used for encrypting and protecting electronic data. The AES encrypts and decrypts data in blocks of 128 bits (16 bytes), and can use keys of 128 bits, 192 bits, and 256 bits. encryption using a pre-shared key.

Best practices are to select wpa2-psk-aes and use the wpa-passphrase parameter to select a passphrase. Keep the passphrase in a safe place.

opensystem

wpa2-psk-aes

opensystem

rf-band

Configures the RFRadio Frequency. RF refers to the electromagnetic wave frequencies within a range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz, including the frequencies used for communications or Radar signals. bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. in which multiband mesh nodes must operate:

a: 802.11a802.11a provides specifications for wireless systems. Networks using 802.11a operate at radio frequencies in the 5 GHz band. The specification uses a modulation scheme known as orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) that is especially well suited to use in office settings. The maximum data transfer rate is 54 Mbps.

g: 802.11g802.11g offers transmission over relatively short distances at up to 54 Mbps, compared with the 11 Mbps theoretical maximum of 802.11b standard. 802.11g employs Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), the modulation scheme used in 802.11a, to obtain higher data speed. Computers or terminals set up for 802.11g can fall back to speed of 11 Mbps, so that 802.11b and 802.11g devices can be compatible within a single network.

Best practices are to use 802.11a802.11a provides specifications for wireless systems. Networks using 802.11a operate at radio frequencies in the 5 GHz band. The specification uses a modulation scheme known as orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) that is especially well suited to use in office settings. The maximum data transfer rate is 54 Mbps. radios for mesh deployments.

a

g

a

wpa-hexkey <wpa-hexkey>

Configures a WPAWi-Fi Protected Access. WPA is an interoperable wireless security specification subset of the IEEE 802.11 standard. This standard provides authentication capabilities and uses TKIP for data encryption. PSKPre-shared key. A unique shared secret that was previously shared between two parties by using a secure channel. This is used with WPA security, which requires the owner of a network to provide a passphrase to users for network access. .

wpa-passphrase <wpa-passphrase>

Sets the WPAWi-Fi Protected Access. WPA is an interoperable wireless security specification subset of the IEEE 802.11 standard. This standard provides authentication capabilities and uses TKIP for data encryption. password that generates the PSKPre-shared key. A unique shared secret that was previously shared between two parties by using a secure channel. This is used with WPA security, which requires the owner of a network to provide a passphrase to users for network access. .

Usage Guidelines

Mesh cluster profiles are specific to mesh nodes (APs configured for mesh) and provide the framework of the mesh network. You must define and configure the mesh cluster profile before configuring an AP to operate as a mesh node.

You can configure multiple mesh cluster profiles to be used within a mesh cluster. You must configure different priority levels for each mesh cluster profile. See ap-group or ap-name for more information about priorities.

Cluster profiles, including the “default” profile, are not applied until you provision your APs for mesh.

Example

The following command configures a mesh cluster profile named “cluster1” for the mesh cluster “headquarters:”

(host) [mynode] (config) #ap mesh-cluster-profile cluster1

(host) [mynode] (Mesh Cluster profile "cluster1")cluster headquarters

Related Commands

Command

Description

show ap mesh-cluster-profile

Displays the complete list of cluster profiles and their profile status. Include the <profile-name> parameter to view the settings for a specific mesh cluster profile.

Command History

Release

Modification

ArubaOS 8.0.0.0

Command introduced.

Command Information

Platforms

License

Command Mode

All platforms

Base operating system.

Config mode on Mobility Master.

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