Configuring a Mesh Access List

Starting from ArubaOS 8.7.0.0, mesh access list feature allows each AP to establish mesh links only with the whitelisted neighboring APs.

Mesh access list can be configured using either Configuration > AP Groups page or Configuration > System > Profiles > Mesh page. The following procedure describes how to configure a mesh access list using Configuration > AP Groups page:

  1. In the Managed Network node hierarchy, navigate to Configuration > AP Groups.
  2. Select an AP Group. In the AP Groups > (name of the AP Group) table, select Mesh.
  3. Expand the Mesh Topology accordion.
  4. To create a new rule, click + in the Specific Connection Rules table.
  5. The Add Connection Rule Table is displayed. Enter a Name for the rule. For Apply to, select an AP / any number of APs for which the rule has to be applied. Click Next.
  6. For Allow Mesh to, select the APs that are allowed to be discovered by the AP/ APs you chose in the previous step.
  7. Click Finish.
  8. Click Submit.
  9. Click Pending Changes.
  10. In the Pending Changes window, select the check box and click Deploy Changes.

The following procedure describes how to configure a mesh access list using Configuration > System > Profiles > Mesh page:

  1. In the Managed Network node hierarchy, navigate to Configuration > System > Profiles > Mesh.
  2. Select Mesh Accesslist and to create a new profile, click +.
  3. Enter a Profile name. Click + in the AP name table and select the APs.
  4. For Type, select allow or deny.
  5. Click Finish.
  6. Click Submit.
  7. Click Pending Changes.
  8. In the Pending Changes window, select the check box and click Deploy Changes.

The following CLI Command-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. commands configure a mesh access list:

(host) [mynode] (config) #ap mesh-accesslist-profile Guest

(host) [mynode] (Mesh Accesslist profile "Guest") #ap-name <name>

(host) [mynode] (Mesh Accesslist profile "Guest") #type allow

The following CLI Command-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. commands associate a mesh access list to an AP group:

(host) [mynode] (config) #ap-group default

(host) [mynode] (AP group "default") #mesh-accesslist-profile Guest