Yearly Archives: 2016

/2016

Troubleshooting High latency over Wi-Fi: A case study

We came across this situation at one of our customer sites. And we feel that sharing the experience might benefit several other who may be facing similar issues. Hence this blog. Problem Statement : User facing high latency issue while accessing the Internet through Wi-Fi. Observations: Latency of the ping was about 40+ ms in the [...]

By | November 6th, 2016|Aruba, BLOG|2 Comments

Aruba ClearPass Guest Module : Guest User Captive Portal + Mac Caching

Requirement : Only two MAC address to be bound to a Guest account and the MAC addresses Specified during Guest Account Creation   Step 1: Duplicate the mac fields as shown below       Step 2 : Add both the fields in the page used to create the user     The create user [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Aruba, BLOG, ClearPass|2 Comments

Understanding redundancy for today’s Networks

With the evolution of the networking world and the designs associated with it, redundancy and high availability€™ are terms that are quite often thrown around. But what do they really mean?   We are going to walk you through the evolution of redundancy by taking a look at Cisco’s Catalyst 6500 and also help you [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|BLOG, Cisco|0 Comments

ClearPass redirection to different Onguard Installation page based on Endpoint Profiling.

Clearpass Redirection to different page based on Endpoint Profiling.   The tips_endpoint_profiles table in the Clearpass database has the endpoint profiling information. If you want to check the attributes related to the user just paste the html dump in the page. {dump var=$_endpoint export=html} Example: The below endpoint has been profiles using http agent.   [...]

By | October 22nd, 2016|Aruba, BLOG, ClearPass|0 Comments

ClearPass BYOD : Basics to implement ClearPass + Airwatch + ADCS for EAP-TLS

Active Directory Certificate Services   Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) provides customizable services for issuing and managing public key certificates used in software security systems that employ public key technologies.   Following link explains the features and installation of ADCS https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/a8f53a9b-f3f6-4b13-8253-dbf183a5aa62.aspx.   Airwatch Mobile Device Management   AirWatch is a Mobile Device Management (MDM) service [...]

By | October 22nd, 2016|Aruba, BLOG, ClearPass|0 Comments

Wave 2 Access points – 2 Most Common Deployment mistakes

In last 10 - 12 Months, I have come across several cases where the vendors are pushing their customers to go for Wave 2 capable Access Points. While Wave 2 offers higher density, better throughput and is future ready, there is some network readiness required for the the best deployment.   Here are the 2 common [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|BLOG, Cisco|0 Comments

What does the error code 215 on ClearPass mean ? And its possible solution.

For one of our customer, we are implementing 802.1X solution for wired and wireless clients, for windows, domain joined devices. WLAN : Cisco WLC RADIUS cert : Signed by public CA. 802.1X configuration on client : Through GPO   During implementation we came across a TLS session error as shown below: All the client got [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|Aruba, BLOG, ClearPass|0 Comments

Troubleshooting Aruba IAP not joining the Cluster.

Real Life Case Study Problem Statement: An Aruba IAP 205 not joining a cluster of 5   Aruba  IAP 103. Scenario 1 : This is a LAN only setup with no internet connection. 1.5 IAP were deployed in the L2 network having OS verion: 6.4.2.3-4.1.1.4_49446. Everything working fine. IAP 205 with OS: 6.4.2.6-4.1.1.6_50009 was [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Aruba, BLOG|0 Comments

Aruba Clearpass Tips: How to restrict Guests from using their personal email for self registration

We need to write a small ARRAY statement to deny and allow. Example below:   array ( 'deny' => array ( 0 => 'gmail.com', 1 => 'YAHOO.com', 2 => 'hotmail.com', ), 'allow' => array ( ), )     Where to pass this argument to a validator in ClearPass guest ? Look below 1. Navigation [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Aruba, BLOG, ClearPass|0 Comments

The tale of Pre-standard POE. Cisco IP phones and Aironet Access points

Mondays are the days when we have to get a lot of things done ! So yesterday I was onsite and my task at hand was to provision couple of IP phones for a new bunch of people who had just moved in to our premises. I setup a new subnet and vlans for them [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|BLOG, Cisco|0 Comments