ZTP of Instant APs

ZTPZero Touch Provisioning. ZTP is a device provisioning mechanism that allows automatic and quick provisioning of devices with a minimal or at times no manual intervention. eliminates the traditional method of deploying and maintaining devices and allows you to provision new devices in your network automatically, without manual intervention. Following are the ZTPZero Touch Provisioning. ZTP is a device provisioning mechanism that allows automatic and quick provisioning of devices with a minimal or at times no manual intervention. methods for Instant.

Aruba Activate is a cloud-based service designed to enable more efficient deployment and maintenance of Instant APs. ArubaActivate is hosted in the cloud and is available at https://activate.arubanetworks.com. You can register for a free account by using the serial number and MACMedia Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network.  address of the device you currently own. For more information on how to setup your device and provision using Aruba Activate, refer to the Aruba Activate User Guide.

NTP Server and Instant AP Synchronization

In order for ZTPZero Touch Provisioning. ZTP is a device provisioning mechanism that allows automatic and quick provisioning of devices with a minimal or at times no manual intervention. to be successful, the timezone of the Instant AP must be in synchronization with the NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. server.

 

To facilitate ZTPZero Touch Provisioning. ZTP is a device provisioning mechanism that allows automatic and quick provisioning of devices with a minimal or at times no manual intervention. using the AMPAirWave Management Platform. AMP is a network management system for configuring, monitoring, and upgrading wired and wireless devices on your network., Central, or Activate, you must configure the firewallFirewall is a network security system used for preventing unauthorized access to or from a private network. and wired infrastructure to either allow the NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. traffic to pool.ntp.org, or provide alternative NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. servers under DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  options. For more information on configuring an NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. server, see NTP Server.

In a scenario where the NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. server is unreachable, the connection between the Instant AP and Activate will fall back to the unsecured status. The NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. client process running in the back end will continuously attempt to reconnect to the NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. server until a secure connection is established. The NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. client process receives a response from the NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. server on successfully establishing a connection and notifies 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. process which runs a series of checks to ensure the NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. server is reachable.

Connecting to a Provisioning Wi-Fi Network

The Instant APs boot with factory default configuration and try to provision automatically. If the automatic provisioning is successful, the Instant SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. will not be available. If AirWave and Activate are not reachable and the automatic provisioning fails, the Instant SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. becomes available and the users can connect to a provisioning network by using the Instant SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network..

To connect to a provisioning Wi-FiWi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. network:

1. Ensure that the client is not connected to any wired network.

2. Connect a wireless-enabled client to a provisioning Wi-FiWi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. network: for example, Instant.

3. If the Windows operating system is used:

a. Click the wireless network connection icon in the system tray. The Wireless Network Connection window is displayed.

b. Click the Instant network and then click Connect.

4. If the Mac operating system is used:

a. Click the AirPort icon. A list of available Wi-FiWi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. networks is displayed.

b. Click the instant network.

 

The Instant SSIDsService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. are broadcast in 2.4 GHzGigahertz. only.

The provisioning SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. for all APs running Instant 6.5.2.0 onwards, including legacy Instant APs is SetMeUp-xx:xx:xx.

Instant AP Cluster

Instant APs in the same VLANVirtual Local Area Network. In computer networking, a single Layer 2 network may be partitioned to create multiple distinct broadcast domains, which are mutually isolated so that packets can only pass between them through one or more routers; such a domain is referred to as a Virtual Local Area Network, Virtual LAN, or VLAN. automatically find each other and form a single functioning network managed by a virtual controller.

 

Moving an Instant AP from one cluster to another requires a factory reset of the Instant AP.

Disabling the Provisioning Wi-Fi Network

The provisioning network is enabled by default. Instant provides the option to disable the provisioning network through the console port. Use this option only when you do not want the default SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. Instant to be broadcast in your network.

To disable the provisioning network:

1. Connect a terminal, PC, or workstation running a terminal emulation program to the Console port on the Instant AP.

2. Configure the terminal or terminal emulation program to use the following communication settings:

Table 1: Terminal Communication Settings

Baud Rate

Data Bits

Parity

Stop Bits

Flow Control

9600

8

None

1

None

3. Turn on the Instant AP. An autoboot countdown prompt that allows you to interrupt the normal startup process and access apboot is displayed.

4. Click Enterkey before the timer expires. The Instant AP goes into the apboot mode through console.

5. In the apboot mode, execute the following commands to disable the provisioning network:

apboot> factory_reset

apboot> setenv disable_prov_ssid 1

apboot> saveenv

apboot> reset

Disabling Activate Communication with Instant AP for Provisioning

Some customers do not use Activate either because of their security policy or because it is a new site and they do not have internet connectivity when the Instant AP is initially brought up. These customers prefer to disable all communications between the Instant AP and Activate during initial provisioning.

Under these circumstances, Aruba Instant provides 3 methods to disable Activate provisioning. You may choose either of the following methods to disable Activate provisioning during the initial setup:

Use the configuration command to disable provisioning by Activate using the Instant 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..

(Instant AP)(config)# activate-disable

Configure a DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  profile with a DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  option <type> 43 and the <value> activate-disable=True. The DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  option 43 will broadcast the provisioning information to the Instant AP from the DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server instead of Activate.

(Instant AP)(config)# ip dhcp <profile-name>

(Instant AP)(DHCP profile <profile-name>)# option 43 activate-disable=True

Configure a DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  profile with a DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  option <type> 60 and the <value> ArubaInstantAP.

(Instant AP)(config)# ip dhcp <profile-name>

(Instant AP)(DHCP profile <profile-name>)# option 60 ArubaInstantAP