AirWave 8.2.5.1 Installation Guide

AirWave 8.2.5.1
Installation Guide
Overview
This document is designed as a reference for installing AirWave 8.2.5.1 using the CentOS software bundled with
the .iso disc image.
AirWave does not support downgrading to older versions. Significant data could be lost or compromised in
such a downgrade. In unusual circumstances requiring that you return to an earlier version of AirWave, we
recommend you perform a fresh installation of the earlier AirWave version, and then restore data from a preupgrade backup.
The Support Download Page
The table below describes the different packages/files that you might see on the Support site when you
download AirWave.
Table 1: Download Page File Descriptions
File Type
Description
Install iso
Standalone installation media including the CentOS operating system.
This can fit on a CD/DVD, or it can be mounted as a virtual disk for
installation.
Install ova (Virtual
appliance)
VMware OVA template for AirWave deployment on VMware ESXi
infrastructure. Optimized for deployments up to 100 devices.
Upgrade package tar file
Used for AirWave upgrades. Note that updates are only supported from
up to two versions prior. Contact support if you are upgrading from two
versions prior or more (for example, from 7.5 to 7.7).
Pre-Installation Checklist
Use this check list to ensure installation goes smoothly.
Table 2: Pre-Installation Checklist
Task
Completed
Have available the AirWave license key sent to you in an email from Aruba Networks.
Obtain dedicated server(s) meeting Aruba sizing specifications.
Determine the static IP address for each AirWave server.
Firewall provisioning enabling proper ports/protocols.
Determine WLAN infrastructure properties (type, quantity, and location).
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Table 2: Pre-Installation Checklist (Continued)
Task
Completed
Determine WLAN infrastructure access credentials (SNMP, telnet, SSH, etc.).
Determine WLAN security policy specifications.
Set router and switches to monitoring (optional).
Configure upstream NMS applications (optional).
Determine wireless client authentication servers (optional).
Determine AirWave administrative authentication servers like TACACS+, LDAP, or RADIUS (optional).
If upgrading, ensure that your current version is not more than two versions behind. For example,
when upgrading to AirWave 8.2, you must already be using AirWave 8.0 or newer. Contact technical
support for assistance upgrading AirWave software more than two versions old.
Minimum Supported Browsers
Windows®
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Windows®
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Microsoft Internet Explorer® 11
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Mozilla Firefox® 47.0
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Google Chrome™ Version 50.0.2661.102 (64-bit)
Mac OS X® (10.11)
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Apple Safari® 5.x
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Mozilla Firefox® 47.0
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Google Chrome™ Version 50.0.2661.102 (64-bit)
Hardware Requirements and Installation Media
The AirWave installation DVD includes all software (including the CentOS) required to complete the installation of
AirWave. AirWave supports any hardware that is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 certified. By default, all installs are
based on a 64-bit operating system.
AirWave hardware requirements vary by version. As additional features are added to AirWave, increased
hardware resources become necessary. For the most recent hardware requirements, refer to the AirWave 8.2.5.1
Server Sizing Guide on the Home > Documentation page.
Installing Linux CentOS 6.8 (Phase 1)
Perform the following steps to install the Linux CentOS 6.8 operating system. The Linux installation is a
prerequisite to installing AirWave on the network management system.
This procedure erases the hard drive(s) on the server.
1. Insert the AirWave installation DVD into the drive and boot the server.
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2. Type install and press Enter.
To configure the partitions manually, type manual and press Enter.
Figure 1: AirWave Installation
3. Allow the installation process to continue. Installing the CentOS software (Phase I) takes 10 to 20 minutes to
complete. This process formats the hard drive and launches Anaconda to install all necessary packages.
Anaconda gauges the progress of the installation.
Upon completion, the system will prompt you to eject the installation DVD and reboot the system. The
GRUB screen will appear upon reboot.
4. Remove the DVD from the drive and store it in a safe location.
Installing the AirWave Software (Phase 2)
Getting Started
Perform the following steps when the GRUB screen appears.
1. Press Enter or wait six seconds. The system automatically loads the kernel.
2. When the kernel is loaded, log into the server using the following credentials:
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login = root
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password = admin
The Installation begins automatically when you log in.
3. Start the AirWave software installation script by executing the ./amp-install command.
Type ./amp-install at the command prompt and press Enter to execute the script.
Step 1: Configuring Date and Time
The following message appears. This step ensures the proper date and time are set on the server.
------------------------ Date and Time Configuration -----------------Current Time: Fri Sept 29 09:18:12 PST 2015
1) Change Date and Time
2) Change Time Zone
0) Finish
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Ensure that you enter the accurate date and time during this process. Errors will arise later in the installation if
the specified date varies significantly from the actual date, especially if the specified date is in the future and it is
fixed later. Best practices is to configure NTPD to gradually adjust your clock to the correct time.
1. Select 1 to set the date and select 2 to set the time zone. Press Enter after each configuration to return to the
message menu above.
Changing these settings after the installation can cause data loss, especially for time-series data such as Client and
Usage graphs. Avoid delayed configuration.
2. Press 0 to complete the configuration of date and time information and to continue to the next step.
Step 2: Checking for Prior Installations
The following message appears after the date and time are set:
Welcome to AMP Installer Phase 2
STEP 2: Checking for previous AMP installations
If a previous version of AirWave software is not discovered, the installation program automatically proceeds to
Step 3. If a previous version of the software is discovered, the following message appears on the screen.
The installation program discovered a previous version of the software. Would you like to
reinstall AMP? This will erase AMP's database. Reinstall (y/n)?
Type y and then press Enter to proceed.
This action erases the current database, including all historical information. To ensure that the AMP database is backed
up prior to reinstallation, answer n at the prompt and contact your Value Added Reseller or Aruba support.
Step 3: Installing AirWave Software
The following message appears while the AirWave software is transferred and compiled.
STEP 3: Installing AMP software
This will take a few minutes.
Press Alt-F9 to see detailed messages.
Press Alt-F1 return to this screen.
This step requires no user input, but you can follow the instructions to monitor its progress.
Step 4: Checking the AirWave Installation
After the AirWave software installation is complete, the following message appears:
STEP 4: Checking AMP installation
Database is up.
AMP is running version: (version number)
This step requires no user input. Proceed to the next step when prompted to do so.
Step 5: Assigning an IP Address to the AirWave System
While the AirWave primary network interface accepts a DHCP address initially during installation, AirWave does
not function when launched unless a static IP is assigned. Complete these tasks to assign the static IP address.
The following message appears:
STEP 5: Assigning AMP's address
AirWave must be configured with a static IP.
--------------- Primary Network Interface Configuration ------------1) IP Address
: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
2) Netmask
: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
3) Gateway
: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
4) Primary DNS : xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
5) Secondary DNS: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
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0)
Commit Changes
Exit (discard changes)
If you want to configure a second network interface, please
use AirWave's web interface, AMP Setup --> Network Tab
1. Enter the network information.
The Secondary DNS setting is an optional field.
2. To commit the changes, type 9 and then press Enter. To discard the changes, type 0 and then press Enter.
Step 6: Naming the AirWave Network Administration System
Upon completion of the previous step, the following message appears:
STEP 6: Naming AMP
AMP is currently set to: New AMP
Please enter a name for your AMP:
At the prompt, enter a name for your AirWave server and press Enter.
Step 7: Generating AirWave’s SSL Certificate
Upon completion of the previous step, the following message appears on the screen:
STEP 7: Generating AMP's SSL Certificate
Does AMP have a valid DNS name on your network (y/n)?
1. If AirWave does not have a valid host name on the network, type n at the prompt. The following appears:
Generating SSL certificate for < IP Address >
2. If AirWave has a valid host name on the network, type y at the prompt. The following appears:
Enter AMP's fully qualified domain name:
3. Type the AirWave DNS name and press Enter. The following message appears:
Generating SSL certificate for < IP Address >
Proceed to the next step when the system prompts you.
Step 8: Changing the Default Root Password
Upon completion of the prior step, the following message appears:
STEP 8: Changing default root password.
It is strongly recommended that you change the default 'root' password.
Please use a password that you consider to be safe, secure, and memorable.
Changing password for user root.
New Password:
Enter the new root password and press Enter. The Linux root password is similar to a Windows administrator
password. The root user is a super user who has full access to all commands and directories on the computer.
This password should be kept as secure as possible because it allows full access to the machine. This password is
not often needed on a day-to-day basis but is required to perform AirWave upgrades and advanced
troubleshooting. If you lose this password, contact Aruba support for resetting instructions.
Completing the Installation
Upon completion of all previous steps, the following message appears.
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CONGRATULATIONS! AMP is configured properly.
To access the AMP web console, browse to https://<IP Address>
Login with the following credentials:
Username: admin
Password: admin
Once you log out, you can't log in as the root user. Subsequently, you must, you must use the ampadmin user
generated during the software installation to log in to the CLI.
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To view the Phase 1 installation log file, type cat /root/install.log.
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To view the Phase 2 installation log file, type cat /root/amp-install.log.
Installing AirWave on VMware ESX(i)
This section provides information on installing AirWave on VMware® ESX(i). This section includes the following
topics.
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"Requirements and Recommendations" on page 6
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"Creating a New Virtual Machine" on page 6
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"Installing AirWave on the Virtual Machine" on page 6
Requirements and Recommendations
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AirWave is supported on VMware ESX(i) 5.5 and later.
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Consult the AirWave 8.2.5.1 Server Sizing Guide to be sure that enough resources are allocated to the VM.
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If your VM host is hosting other instances, ensure that the AirWave instance has the highest priority.
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A virtual SCSI disk is recommended over IDE.
Creating a New Virtual Machine
Perform the following steps to create a new virtual machine.
1. From the VMware Infrastructure Client, select Create a new virtual machine.
2. Select Next, and then select Typical > Virtual Machine Configuration.
3. Name your virtual machine (for example, AirWave), and then click Next.
4. Select an available datastore with sufficient space for the number of APs that your AirWave will manage,
choosing the right server hardware to comply with the hardware requirements in this document. Click Next.
5. Select the Linux radio button, and then select the OS. The recommended OS is CentOS 4/5/6 (64-bit). Click
Next.
6. Select the appropriate number or processors, and then specify the minimum virtual RAM. Refer to the
AirWave 8.2.5.1 Server Sizing Guide.
7. Accept the VMware default virtual network adapter, and click Next.
8. Allocate a virtual disk large enough to contain the AirWave operating system, application, and data files. Refer
to the AirWave 8.2.5.1 Server Sizing Guide.
9. Review the virtual machine settings, and then click Finish when you are done.
Installing AirWave on the Virtual Machine
Installing AirWave on a VMware virtual machine is typically done in one of three ways:
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By writing an AMP ISO to DVD, inserting the DVD into a physical drive on a VMware server, and then configuring the
AMP virtual machine to boot from the DVD.
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By copying the AMP ISO to the VMware server's datastore or to a networked filesystem available to the VMware
server, and then configuring the AMP virtual machine to boot from the ISO file.
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By using either a local physical DVD or an AirWave ISO file from the VMware Infrastructure Client, and then creating a
virtual CD on the virtual AirWave to point to and boot from that device.
Overall, the second option is likely the most efficient method to install AirWave. After booting the AirWave virtual
machine with either a physical DVD or the ISO image file, the installation process with this method is identical to
the steps outlined earlier in this document.
Installing in a Hyper-V Environment
This section provides information on installing AirWave on Hyper-V. This section includes the following topics.
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"Prerequisites" on page 7
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"Installing AirWave on the Virtual Machine" on page 8
Prerequisites
AirWave supports using Hyper-V Manager on the following server versions:
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Windows Server 2003 or later. However, you might experience boot issues using Windows Server 2012 Standard (not
R2).
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Windows Server 2012 R2.
You must configure a legacy network adapter in order to install AirWave in a Hyper-V virtual environment.
Follow these steps to add a legacy network adapter:
1. During the initial setup of the virtual machine in Hyper-V Manager, navigate to the Add Hardware section.
2. Select Legacy Network Adapter from the Add Hardware window, then click Add.
Figure 2: Add a Legacy Network Adapter
3. Under Network, select the virtual network you want to connect to. If you want to configure a static MAC
address or virtual LAN identifier, enter the addresses.
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Figure 3: Add a Legacy Network Adapter
4. Click OK.
Installing AirWave on the Virtual Machine
Installing AirWave on a Hyper-V virtual machine is typically done in one of two ways:
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Write an AirWave ISO to DVD, inserting the DVD into a physical drive on a Hyper-V server, and then configure the
AirWave virtual machine to boot from the DVD.
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Copy the AirWave ISO to the Hyper-V server's datastore or to a networked filesystem available to the Hyper-V server,
and then configure the AirWave virtual machine to boot from the ISO file.
Overall, the second option is the most efficient method to install AirWave. After booting the AirWave virtual
machine with either a physical DVD or the ISO image file, the installation process with this method is identical to
the steps outlined earlier in this document.
Upgrading AirWave
AirWave 8.2.5.1 has an upgrade tool that allows you to quickly download and install the software immediately.
For the latest AirWave upgrade information, see the release announcement for detailed instructions and
changes.
Upgrade from AirWave 8.2.3.1 or Earlier Versions
If you upgrade from AirWave 8.2.3.1 or earlier, you will no longer have root user access to the Linux shell after
the upgrade to AirWave 8.2.5.1, and your system will be converted to use the new AMP CLI. For information
about using the AMP CLI, see the AirWave 8.2.5.1 User Guide.
HPE Aruba provides a digital signature for the upgrade package. The upgrade won't work if there have been
modifications made since it was digitally signed.
Follow these steps to upgrade from AirWave 8.2.3.1 or earlier:
1. Log in to the AirWave server as the root user.
2. Run the upgrade utility:
#start_amp_upgrade -v 8.2.5.1
The upgrade utility looks for the local upgrade package.
After the download completes, the following message appears while the software compiles:
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Validating the upgrade package...
Upgrade package is OK.
Using upgrade script extracted from local package.
Upgrade package found in local cache.
If the software is not available, manually download the software and then perform this step again.
3. After the AMP services restart, you will see the following message:
Setting up secure accounts...
Setting admin user name...
Admin Username (default 'ampadmin'):
Admin user is admpadmin
Done
Setting admin password...
Admin Password:
Verify Password:
Done
Done
Removing alias for less...
Done
AMPCLI Setup completed
Enter the new ampadmin password. If you don't enter a user name, AirWave uses the default "ampadmin".
4. After setting the password, you will see the following message:
Your system has been converted to use AMPCLI. You may now
log in as ampadmin. If you lose the password for ampadmin you
may log in as amprecovery (password recovery) on the console to reset
the ampadmin password
5. Finally, remove any OS user accounts to prevent unauthorized access.
Upgrade from AirWave 8.2.4.x
Use the AMP CLI to install the upgrade package on your system. If your network doesn't allow AirWave to
connect to the Internet, you must manually download the software and upload the software before performing
this upgrade.
Follow these steps to upgrade from AirWave 8.2.4.x:
1. Log in to the AirWave server with the "ampadmin" user name and password. If you subsequently changed the
ampadmin user name and password, enter the current admin name and password. The AMP CLI displays the
following menu options.
2. Enter 7 to select Upgrade.
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a. At the next prompt, enter 1 to select Upgrade AirWave Management Platform.
b. Enter 8.2.5.1.
c. Enter y to enable AirWave to connect to a proxy server. Or, you can enter N to bypass this step and go to
step d on page 11 to download the software.
At the next prompt:
(1) Enter the server address and port number (for example, test.proxy.com and port 22).
(2) Enter y to enter the proxy user name and password (for example, jsmith and password).
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d. Enter 1 or 2 to log in to your customer portal with your support user name and password.
e. Follow the onscreen instructions to download the software.
Manually Download the Software
You can manually download the software if your AirWave server can't access the Internet.
1. Go to the Aruba Support Portal or the HPE My Networking Portal to download the upgrade image.
2. Click the upgrade package, then click Save and install the file later.
3. Upload the file:
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If you are upgrading from AirWave 8.2.3.1 or earlier, copy the file to the AirWave server's /root directory
using an SCP file transfer application.
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If you are upgrading from AirWave 8.2.4.x, upload the software:
(1) Log in to the AirWave server with the "ampadmin" user name and password. If you subsequently
changed the ampadmin user name and password, enter the current admin name and password.
(2) From the AMP CLI menu options, enter 1 to upload the file from the AMP server to a source location
using SCP to transfer the file.
(3) At the prompt, enter the location of the source file (for example, user@host:path. User is the name
of the account on the host computer, host is the hostname of the computer on which the source
file exists, and path is the location of the directory that contains the upgrade package).
(4) At the prompt, enter the password on the source location.
Minimum Requirements
Ensure that you have sufficient disk storage, memory, and hardware or software versions. As additional features
are added to AirWave, increased hardware resources become necessary and hardware requirements vary by
version. For the most recent hardware requirements, refer to the AirWave Server Sizing Guide on the Home >
Documentation page.
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Supported Upgrade Paths
You can upgrade directly to AirWave 8.2.5.1 from the following software versions:
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8.0.8 through 8.0.11.2
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8.2.0 through 8.2.3.1
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8.2.4 through 8.2.4.1
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8.2.5
There is no direct upgrade between AirWave 7.7.x and 8.2.5.x If you are upgrading from AirWave 7.7.x, you
must first upgrade to AirWave 8.0.x or AirWave 8.2.x.
Configuring and Mapping Port Usage for AirWave
The following table itemizes the communication protocols and ports necessary for AirWave to communicate with
wireless LAN infrastructure devices, including access points (APs), controllers, routers, switches, and RADIUS
servers. Assign or adjust port usage on the network administration system as required to support these
components.
Table 3: AirWave Protocol and Port Chart
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Port
Type
Protocol
Description
Device Type
21
TCP
FTP
Firmware distribution
>
APs or controllers
22
TCP
SSH
Configure devices
>
APs or controllers
22
TCP
SSH
Configure AirWave from the
CLI
<
Laptop or workstation
22
TCP
VTUN
Support connection
(optional)
>
Aruba supports home office
22
TCP
SCP
Transfer configuration files
or FW
<
APs or controllers
23
TCP
Telnet
Configure devices
>
APs or controllers
23
TCP
VTUN
Support connection
(Optional)
>
Aruba supports home office
25
TCP
SMTP
Support email (optional)
>
Aruba supports email server
49
UDP
TACACS
AirWave Administrative
Authentication
>
Cisco TACACS+
53
UDP
DNS
DNS lookup from AirWave
>
DNS Server
69
UDP
TFTP
Transfer configuration files
or FW
<
APs or controllers
80
TCP
HTTP
Configure devices
>
Legacy APs
80
TCP
VTUN
Support connection
(optional)
>
Aruba supports home office
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Table 3: AirWave Protocol and Port Chart (Continued)
Port
Type
Protocol
Description
Device Type
161
UDP
SNMP
Get and Set operations
>
APs or controllers
162
UDP
SNMP
Traps from devices
<
APs or controllers
162
UDP
SNMP
Traps from AirWave
>
NMS
443
TCP
HTTPS
Web management
<
Laptop or workstation
443
TCP
HTTPS
WLSE polling
>
WLSE
443
TCP
VTUN
Support connection
(optional)
>
Aruba supports home office
1701
TCP
HTTPS
AP and rogue discovery
>
WLSE
1741
TCP
HTTP
WLSE polling
>
WLSE
1812
UDP
RADIUS
Auth
Authenticate & authorize
AirWave administrative
users on a RADIUS server.
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RADIUS auth server
1813
UDP
RADIUS
accounting
Retrieve user names for
authenticated WLAN clients
from NAS (captive portal,
controller, autonomous AP).
Only used when user names
are not available in the
SNMP MIB of a controller or
autonomous AP.
<
RADIUS accounting client
2002
TCP
HTTPS
Retrieve client
authentication info
>
ACS
5050
UDP
RTLS
Real Time Location Feed
<
Aruba thin APs
8211
UDP
PAPI
Real Time Feed (AMON)
<>
WLAN controllers
ICMP
Ping Probe
>
APs or controllers
AirWave Navigation Basics
Every AirWave page contains the following three basic sections:
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"AirWave Header Statistics" on page 14
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"Navigation Sidebar" on page 14
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"Filtered Views" on page 15
The AirWave pages also contain Help links that open the AirWave 8.2.5.1 User Guide.
On most pages in AirWave, the help link is available in the upper-right portion of the page. On some of the
newer pages (for example, Home > AppRF or Home > Network Deviations), the help link is a "?" beside the
page title.
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AirWave Header Statistics
The top header of each AirWave WebUI page displays icons that provide counts on newly discovered devices,
device status, mismatches, rogues, clients, and both unacknowledged and severe alerts. These icons also provide
direct links for immediate access to key system components.
For information about customizing the header statistics, see the AirWave 8.2.5.1 User Guide.
Figure 4: AirWave Header Statistics Icons
AirWave Search Utility
The top header of each AirWave UI page includes a search utility that allows you to search for information,
including:
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Notes
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Versions
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Serial numbers
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MAC addresses
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IP addresses
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Users
Navigation Sidebar
The navigation bar allows you to access WebUI pages within AirWave. When you click in the AirWave WebUI and
select a component from the navigation sidebar, AirWave will display monitoring, management, details, and
dashboard pages to the right.
Some navigation menus, such as AMP Setup, might be hidden from a user depending on the user’s role.
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Figure 5: Navigation Sidebar
Filtered Views
The columns in the default view for each of the following pages are defined in AirWave and cannot be modified.
However, you can create and run a new view in each of these pages that returns custom information based on
the filter parameters and data columns you selected when creating the new view.
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APs/Devices > List
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APs/Devices > Up
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APs/Devices > Down
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APs/Devices > Mismatched
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Groups > Monitor
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APs/Devices Page
Create a Filtered View
To create a new filtered view, navigate to any page that contains a default view list, such as APs/Devices > List.
1. Click the down arrow by a table title and select New View.
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Figure 6: Create a New View
2. The Filtered View page opens.
3. Enter the name of the new view.
4. (Optional) AirWave administrators can select the Is Global check box to give all users access to the filtered
view. Administrators are able to edit any global view they can see in the filtered view drop-down list.
Figure 7: Create a New View
5. Click the
icon to add a new filter. A new list of parameters is added to the Filter field.
6. Scroll the list of filter parameters and select a Device or Radio parameter. If required, enter search
parameters such as "=" to refine the filter parameters.
7. (Optional) To create a filtered view with multiple filter parameters, click the
icon again and define any
additional filter parameters. For example, to create a view that displays APs with more than zero clients but
less than five clients, you would need to create one filter with the parameters Clients > 0, and a second filter
with the parameters Clients < 5.
8. Drag and Drop data columns from the Available Columns list to the Current Columns list to select which
columns display in the view. You can reorder the columns in the Current Columns list by dragging and
dropping the data column to a different place in the list.
9. Click OK. The name of the new view is added to the view list.
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10.Click the name of the new view. A new page displays the results of the new view, based on the configured
filters.
You can edit a custom filter view at any time, by selecting clicking the down arrow in the table titlebar, selecting
Edit View, and modifying filter parameters and column displays.
Get Started
To start using AirWave for the first time:
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Log in to the WebUI
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Change your language preference
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Install licenses
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Change the default user
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Navigate the WebUI
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Work with default and filtered views
Log in to the WebUI
AirWave comes with a default user account with the user name "admin" and password "admin". In order to log in
to the WebUI for the first time, you have to log in as the default user.
To access the AirWave WebUI:
1. Enter the AirWave IP address (IPv4 or IPv6) or hostname in the address bar of any browser.
2. Enter the default user name and password: admin and admin.
3. Click Log In.
Change the Language
You can change the language of the buttons, menus, and tabs in AirWave. You'll see the available languages at
the bottom of the Login window. Look for the language that you want and select it.
If you want to change a language again, you must log out of AirWave and reopen the Login window.
Install the License
The first page to appear after you initially log in is the Home > Overview page. If you have more than one
license to install, repeat this procedure for each license.
AirWave pages are protected via SSL. Some browsers will display a confirmation dialog for your self-signed
certificate. Signing your certificate will prevent this dialog from displaying.
To install the AirWave license:
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1. On the License page, paste the AirWave license key you received into the license field on this page.
2. Cick Save.
3. In the AirWave licensing agreement, click I Accept to agree to the license terms and apply the license key.
Change the Default User
For security reasons, it's a good idea to change the default user name and password. You can do this from
the AMP Setup > Users page. Refer to the procedure Creating AirWave User Roles in the AirWave 8.2.5.1 User
Guide for additional information.
Navigate the WebUI
The AirWave WebUI contains the following elements on every page:
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Header statistics
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Search utility
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Navigation sidebar
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Documentation links
Header Statistics
The top header of each AirWave WebUI page displays icons that provide counts on newly discovered devices,
device status, mismatches, rogues, clients, and both unacknowledged and severe alerts. These icons also provide
direct links for immediate access to key system components.
You can customize your header statistics to display what you want to monitor. For information, see the AirWave
8.2.5.1 User Guide.
Figure 8: Header Statistics
Search Utility
The Search field at the top of every AirWave page provides a simple way to find devices, clients, groups, and
rogues. You can search for things like notes, firmware versions, serial numbers, IP addresses (IPv4 or IPv6), MAC
addresses, and users.
To find something using the Search field:
1. Click
.
2. In the Search field, type a keyword or the first few letters and numbers. For example, Figure 9 shows the the
search results for "00:".
3. Select one of the following search methods:
n
Press Enter. You can change this default search method preference in the Home > User Info page.
n
Click the down arrow and select a method from the list of search options.
n
Click
to see quick search results, showing connected clients, which might already be your default
search method.
Results include hypertext links to additional pages, and the Filter icon over some columns allows for additional
filtering of search returns.
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Figure 9: Example of Search Results for 00:
Navigation Sidebar
The navigation bar allows you to access WebUI pages within AirWave. When you click in the AirWave WebUI and
select a component from the navigation sidebar, AirWave will display monitoring, management, details, and
dashboard pages to the right.
Some navigation menus, such as AMP Setup, might be hidden from a user depending on the user’s role.
Documentation Links
You can access the AirWave 8.2.5.1 User Guide and other documents by clicking
in the upper-right corner of
the WebUI page, or you can select Home > Documentation from the navigation sidebar.
Figure 10: Navigation Sidebar
Work with Default and Filtered Views
AirWave provides predefined, default views for lists displayed on the APs/Devices and RAPIDS pages. These
default views cannot be modified. However, you can adjust how much information displays in your view, then
filter the results.
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Figure 11 shows the default view for the list of devices.
Figure 11: Default View for Devices
In addition to the default view, you can create a new view, or edit and copy a view, and then save the view to
access information you frequently use. For more information on filtering data from your view, see "Creating
Customized Filtered Views" in the AirWave 8.2.5.1 User Guide.
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Contacting Support
Main Site
arubanetworks.com
Support Site
support.arubanetworks.com
Airheads Social Forums and Knowledge Base
community.arubanetworks.com
North American Telephone
1-800-943-4526 (Toll Free)
1-408-754-1200
International Telephone
arubanetworks.com/support-services/contact-support/
Software Licensing Site
hpe.com/networking/support
End-of-life Information
arubanetworks.com/support-services/end-of-life/
Security Incident Response Team (SIRT)
Site: arubanetworks.com/support-services/security-bulletins/
Email: aruba-sirt@hpe.com
www.arubanetworks.com
3333 Scott Blvd
Santa Clara, California 95054
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