Configuring Properties for Microbranch

To configure properties for Microbranch, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to a Microbranch group that contains at least one AP.

    The dashboard context for a group is displayed.

  2. Under Manage, click Devices > Access Points.
  3. Click the Config icon.

    The Microbranch configuration dashboard is displayed.

  4. Click System > Properties.

    The Properties page is displayed.

  5. Configure the parameters as described in the following table.

    Table 1: Properties Parameters

    Data Pane Item


    Set country code

    Select the country code from the drop-down list.

    By default, no country code is configured for the AP device groups.

    When a country code is configured for the group, it takes precedence over the country code setting configured at the device level.

    System Location

    Specify the system location of the AP.

    DHCP Option 82 XML

    DHCP Option 82 XML can be customized to cater to the requirements of any ISP Internet Service Provider. An ISP is an organization that provides services for accessing and using the Internet. using the conductor AP. To facilitate customization using an XML Extensible Markup Language. XML is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable. definition, multiple parameters for Circuit ID and Remote ID options of DHCP Dynamic 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 82 XML are introduced.

    The XML file is used as the input and is validated against an XSD file in the conductor AP. The format in the XML file is parsed and stored in the DHCP relay which is used to insert Option 82 related values in the DHCP request packets sent from the client to the server.


    From the drop-down list, select one of the following XML files:

    • default_dhcpopt82_1.xml

    • default_dhcpopt82_2.xml

    • default_dhcpopt82_3.xml

      Execute the show dhcp opt82 CLI command to see detailed information on default_dhcpopt82_3.xml.

      NOTE: default_dhcpopt82_3.xml is supported only on APs running ArubaOS or later versions.

    The XML parameters for each of these options are:

    DHCP Option 82 XML VLAN list

    NOTE: This field is displayed if default_dhcpopt82_3.xml is selected in the DHCP Option 82 XML field.

    Enter the VLAN Virtual 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. values. The maximum number of supported VLANs is 128.

    The VLAN values can be a range from 1–4094, or a comma-separated list, or a combination of both.

    UTB Filter Block

    From the drop-down list, select one of the following options:

    Default value: 6 GHz

    This parameter is used to control the band on which the Ultra Tri-Band (UTB) limitation is applied in the regulatory-domain-profile.

    The UTB filter supports channel band on both 5 GHz and 6 GHz.

    UTB Filter Block is supported only for AP-635.

    Login session timeout

    Set the timeout value for the login session.

    Console Access

    Select this option to access the AP through the console port.

    LED Display

    Select this option to enable LED Light Emitting Diode. LED is a semiconductor light source that emits light when an electric current passes through it. display for all the APs in a cluster.

    The LED display is always enabled during the AP reboot.

    VOIP QOS Trust

    Select this option to enable the RTP Real-Time Transport Protocol. RTP is a network protocol used for delivering audio and video over IP networks. traffic based on the DSCP Differentiated Services Code Point. DSCP is a 6-bit packet header value used for traffic classification and priority assignment. value set by the end-user device.

    URL visibility

    Select this option to enable URL Uniform Resource Locator. URL is a global address used for locating web resources on the Internet. data logging for the client HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The HTTP is an application protocol to transfer data over the web. The HTTP protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and the actions that the w servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. and HTTPS Hypertext 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. sessions. It also allows APs to extract URL information and periodically log them on ALE Analytics and Location Engine. ALE gives visibility into everything the wireless network knows. This enables customers and partners to gain a wealth of information about the people on their premises. This can be very important for many different verticals and use cases. ALE includes a location engine that calculates associated and unassociated device location periodically using context streams, including RSSI readings, from WLAN controllers or Instant clusters. for DPI Deep Packet Inspection. DPI is an advanced method of network packet filtering that is used for inspecting data packets exchanged between the devices and systems over a network. DPI functions at the Application layer of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model and enables users to identify, categorize, track, reroute, or stop packets passing through a network. and application analytics.

    Optimize inter-VLAN traffic between same-AP clients

    When enabled, traffic between two clients that are on the same AP but different VLANs will be directly routed by AP, if the AP is not the clients’ default gateway.

    Disable this option to prevent the local routing of traffic if you have security and traffic management policies defined (such as policies for blocking, exempting, or monitoring the traffic between devices) for upstream devices. The routing traffic between the clients is sent to the clients’ upstream default gateway to make the forwarding decision.

    WebUI access

    If an AP is connected to Aruba Central, select this option to disable AP communication via HTTPS or SSH Secure Shell. SSH is a network protocol that provides secure access to a remote device. .

    When enabled, you can manage the AP through AP console or from Aruba Central. Navigate to Analyze > Tools > Console page, to create a console session. For more information, see Creating Console Session.

  6. Click Save.