Managing BLE Beacons

Instant APs supports Aruba BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. devices, such as BT-100 and BT-105, which are used for location tracking and proximity detection. The BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. devices can be connected to an Instant AP and are monitored or managed by a cloud-based BMCBeacon Management Console. BMC manages and monitors beacons from the BLE devices. The BLE devices are used for location tracking and proximity detection.. The BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. Beacon Management feature allows you to configure parameters for managing the BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. beacons and establishing secure communication with the BMCBeacon Management Console. BMC manages and monitors beacons from the BLE devices. The BLE devices are used for location tracking and proximity detection.. You can also configure the BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. operation modes that determine the functions of the built-in BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. chip in the Instant AP.

 

The BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. beacon management and BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. operation mode feature is supported on AP-303, AP-303P, IAP-304/IAP-305, IAP-334/IAP-335, IAP-314/IAP-315, AP-324/IAP-325, AP-344/AP-345, IAP-207, AP-203R, AP-203RP, AP-303H, and AP-365/AP-367, and AP-515 devices.

You can configure BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. operation modes and enable the BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. Beacon Management feature by using the WebUI or 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..

In the Old WebUI

Configuring BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. mode:

1. Click More > Services.

2. Click the RTLS tab. The tab details are displayed.

3. To manage the BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. devices using BMCBeacon Management Console. BMC manages and monitors beacons from the BLE devices. The BLE devices are used for location tracking and proximity detection., select Manage BLE beacons.

4. Enter the authorization token. The authorization token is a text string of 1–255 characters used by the BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. devices in the HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection. header when communicating with the BMCBeacon Management Console. BMC manages and monitors beacons from the BLE devices. The BLE devices are used for location tracking and proximity detection.. This token is unique for each deployment.

5. In Endpoint URL, enter the URLUniform Resource Locator. URL is a global address used for locating web resources on the Internet. of the server to which the BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. sends the monitoring data.

6. Select any of the following options from the BLE Operation Mode drop-down list:

Table 1: BLE Operation Modes

Mode

Description

Beaconing

The built-in BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. chip of the Instant AP functions as an iBeacon combined with the beacon management functionality.

Disabled

The built-in BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. chip of the Instant AP is turned off. The BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. operation mode is set to Disabled by default.

DynamicConsole

The built-in BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. chip of the Instant AP functions in the beaconing mode and dynamically enables access to Instant AP console over BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. when the link to the LMSLocal Management Switch. In multi-controller networks, each controller acts as an LMS and terminates user traffic from the APs, processes, and forwards the traffic to the wired network. is lost. The dynamic console mode performs special error checks when the Instant AP experiences connectivity issues and decides if the BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. Console needs to be enabled.

PersistentConsole

The built-in BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. chip of the Instant AP provides access to the Instant AP console over BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. and also operates in the Beaconing mode.

7. Click OK.

In the New WebUI

Configuring BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. mode:

1. Go to Configuration > Services.

2. Expand RTLS.

3. To manage the BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. devices using BMCBeacon Management Console. BMC manages and monitors beacons from the BLE devices. The BLE devices are used for location tracking and proximity detection., toggle the Manage BLE beacons switch to enable.

4. Enter the Authorization token. The authorization token is a text string of 1–255 characters used by the BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. devices in the HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection. header when communicating with the BMCBeacon Management Console. BMC manages and monitors beacons from the BLE devices. The BLE devices are used for location tracking and proximity detection.. This token is unique for each deployment.

5. In Endpoint URL, enter the URLUniform Resource Locator. URL is a global address used for locating web resources on the Internet. of the server to which the BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. sends the monitoring data.

6. Select any of the following options from the BLE Operation Mode drop-down list:

Table 2: BLE Operation Modes

Mode

Description

Beaconing

The built-in BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. chip of the Instant AP functions as an iBeacon combined with the beacon management functionality.

Disabled

The built-in BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. chip of the Instant AP is turned off. The BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. operation mode is set to Disabled by default.

DynamicConsole

The built-in BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. chip of the Instant AP functions in the beaconing mode and dynamically enables access to Instant AP console over BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. when the link to the LMSLocal Management Switch. In multi-controller networks, each controller acts as an LMS and terminates user traffic from the APs, processes, and forwards the traffic to the wired network. is lost. The dynamic console mode performs special error checks and decides if the BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. Console needs to be enabled.

PersistentConsole

The built-in BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. chip of the Instant AP provides access to the Instant AP console over BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. and also operates in the Beaconing mode.

7. Click Save.

In the CLI

To enable BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. beacon management:

(Instant AP)(config)# ble config <token> <url>

To configure a BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. operation mode:

(Instant AP)(config)# ble mode <opmode>

To view the BLEBluetooth Low Energy. The BLE functionality is offered by Bluetooth® to enable devices to run for long durations with low power consumption. configuration details:

(Instant AP)# show ble-config