ClearPass and Airwave Updates

In the past two weeks, Aruba has rolled out big upgrades to both the ClearPass and Airwave product lines.

Last week, Airwave was updated to 8.2.0 from 8.0.x. Upgrade images and release notes can be found in their usual locations on the support site (support.arubanetworks.com), the biggest changes are the introduction of Clarity along with the updated user interface. Clarity Monitoring is considered a beta feature in Airwave 8.2.0 (and does require controllers running 6.4.3 or later), but does monitor and report on client association times, complete authentication times, as well as DHCP and DNS response times for clients.

The other big upgrade was ClearPass being updated from 6.5 to 6.6. Many new enhancements with this release as well, most visible is the new user interface for ClearPass Insight. Along with the changes to Insight, the Cluster Upgrade Tool is now natively available within the ClearPass appliance rather than requiring a separate install.

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Latest ArubaOS Releases

Last week, Aruba release 6.4.3.2 of ArubaOS for theMobility Controller products.

This week, Aruba also released 7.3.2.6 of ArubaOS for the Mobility Access Switch products.

Software and documentation for both releases can be found at http://support.arubanetworks.com.

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Last week, Aruba released ArubaOS 6.4.3.1 for controller-based deployments.

Software and release notes can be found at the Aruba support site.

Key features with this latest version of code include:

  • New AP hardware support: AP-205H, AP-228, and AP-277
  • AP Console Access using a Backup ESSID
  • Controller hardware support: 7024, and 7205
  • Anyspot Client Probe Suppression
  • Cloud Services Controller functionality
    • Authentication Survivability
    • Palo Alto Networks integration
    • WAN Health Monitor
    • Virtual APs for WAN link failure
    • WAN Optimization
    • Zero Touch Provisioning for cloud services controllers
  • RadSec on RADIUS Servers
  • Mesh Support for all 802.11ac access points
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Aruba ALE 1.3 Released

Aruba released the FCS version of ALE 1.3 on December 23rd. The FCS release build is 47580. Software and documentation can be found at http://support.arubanetworks.com.

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Aruba AOS 6.4.2.3 Upgraded to Generally Available (GA) Status

Aruba upgraded the AOS 6.4.2.3 status from Early Availability (EA) to Generally Available (GA) today. Software and release notes can be found at http://support.arubanetworks.com.

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ArubaOS 6.4.2.3 Released

Late last week, Aruba released AOS version 6.4.2.3.

Code and release notes can be found at http://support.arubanetworks.com.

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Apple Documents iOS8 Roaming Behavior

Saw this document posted to Twitter and Facebook earlier this morning. With all the changes that came in iOS 8 related to wifi and roaming, there are some very good details here.

http://on.clemmer.co/1uwkpOC

I’ll digest this more over the next couple of days, but looks to explain a lot of the new behavior I’ve seen.

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