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Aruba Mobility Fundamentals

Learn how to set up and configure a basic Aruba WLAN utilizing the OS 8.X architecture and features. using a single Mobility Master with one controller and AP Aruba WLAN. Install and build a complete, secure controller network with multiple SSIDs.

Description

  • WLAN Fundamentals
    • Describes the fundamentals of 802.11, RF frequencies and channels
    • Explain RF Patterns and coverage including SNR
    • Roaming Standards and QOS requirements
  • Mobile First Architecture
    • An introduction to Aruba Products including controller types and modes
    • OS 8.X Architecture and features
    • License types and distribution
  • Mobility Master Mobility Controller Configuration
    • Understanding Groups and Subgroups
    • Different methods to join MC with MM
    • Understanding Hierarchical Configuration
  • Secure WLAN configuration
    • Identifying WLAN requirements such as SSID name, encryption, authentication
    • Explain AP groups structure and profiles
    • Configuration of WLAN using the Mobility Master GUI
  • AP Provisioning
    • Describes the communication between AP and Mobility controller
    • Explain the AP booting sequence and requirements
    • Explores the APs controller discovery mechanisms
    • Explains how to secure AP to controller communication using CPSec
    • Describes AP provisioning and operations
  • WLAN Security
    • Describes the 802.11 discovery, authentication and association
    • Explores the various authentication methods, 802.1x with WPA/WPA2, Mac auth
    • Describes the authentication server communication
    • Explains symmetric vs asymmetric Keys, encryption methods
    • WIPS is described along with rogue discovery and protection
  • Firewall Roles and Policies
    •  An introduction into Firewall Roles and policies
    • Explains Aruba’s Identity based Firewall
    • Configuration of Policies and Rules including aliases
    • Explains how to assign Roles to users
  • Dynamic RF Management
    • Explain how ARM calibrates the network selecting channels and power settings
    • Explores the new OS 8.X Airmatch to calibrate the network
    • How Client match steers clients to better APs
  • Guest Access
    • Introduces Aruba’s solutions for Guest Access and the Captive portal process
    • Configuration of secure guest access using the internal Captive portal
    • The configuration of Captive portal using Clearpass and its benefits
    • Creating a guest provisioning account
    • Troubleshooting guest access
  • Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting
    • Using the MM dashboard to monitor and diagnose client, WLAN and AP issues
    • Traffic analysis using AppRF with filtering capabilities
    • A view of Airwaves capabilities for monitoring and diagnosing client, WLAN and AP issues

Prerequisites

Students are expected to come to the class with knowledge of Aruba's products. A conceptual knowledge of VLANs and network data flow & control helps frame the specifics of Aruba's network architecture. Students taking this class may complete the following self-paced online courses available to view at no charge on the Aruba Web Site:

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