Configuring Aruba Instant AP

( Duration: 3 Days )

This Configuring Aruba Instant AP training course provides the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to set up and configure an IAP cluster with WLAN. Using lecture and labs, the course provides the technical understanding and hands-on experience of configuring a cluster of IAPs, with 802.1X, Captive portal WLANs, and Firewall settings. The course will also provide IAP and user troubleshooting skills. Other topics covered are advanced services such as ARM, Mesh setup, VPN to a controller, Roaming between clusters, and IDS/IPS.

By attending Configuring Aruba Instant AP workshop, attendees will learn to:

  • Be familiar with IAP types
  • Describe how to form an IAP cluster
  • Be familiar with different installation methods
  • Connect, reset and set up an IAP (including VC)
  • Be familiar with types of WLAN settings
  • Describe methods for assigning a VLAN to a WLAN
  • Describe security options
  • Describe how to set up zones
  • Configure authentication & security and set up an IAP/ WLAN in a zone
  • Be familiar with various captive portal options
  • Know how to configure internal and external captive portal pages
  • Be familiar with types or Roles and Rules that you can set up.
  • Describe options for Role derivation
  • Describe limitations that can be applied to IAP uplink ports
  • Summarize features/ advantages IAPs provide in an AirGroup
  • Configure AirGroup settings
  • Use AirGroup Dashboard to monitor servers
  • Be familiar with the dashboard and its monitoring capabilities
  • View support commands that can be issued
  • Invoke spectrum analysis to view spectrum
  • Look at application used by clients on network
  • Be familiar with ARM functions and features
  • Describe Client Match features
  • Describe RF Optimization methods for improving network performance
  • Be familiar with the mesh options and mesh monitoring commands.
  • Describe how to configure an IAP’s wired port for connectivity
  • Describe how to manage Uplink Options
  • Be familiar with roaming clients in an L2/L3 environment
  • Client roaming in a L2 and L3 environment
  • Be familiar with IAP VPN setup
  • Configuration steps for the MC and IAP
  • Examine the troubleshooting commands
  • Be familiar with the deployment of IAPs
  • Understand the option for DHCP selection
  • Look at the BID process for subnet distribution
  • Troubleshoot client issues IAP issues
  • Be familiar with the possible attacks.
  • How rogue detection is completed
  • Monitoring your network for intrusion
  • Be familiar firmware and update procedures
  • Backup and restore your configuration
  • Convert IAPs in to RAPS or CAPS
  • Look into the various management options

The Configuring Aruba Instant AP class is ideal for:

  • Technical personnel who want to deep-dive into Aruba Instant Access Points.



IAP Introduction

  • Description and features
  • IAP clusters
  • VC election
  • Country codes
  • GUI interface
  • Initial setup
  • Dynamic installation

WLAN configuration

  • Wlan wizard
  • Wlan Vlan selection
  • Wlan authentication
  • Instant SSID
  • Zones

Captive Portal

  • Configuring Captive portal
  • VLAN assignment and Guest Roles
  • CP Page
  • Splash page
  • External CP


  • Access Rules
  • Unrestricted, network based Role based Rules
  • Extended actions
  • Role Derivation


  • Airgroup features
  • Configuration of Airgroup in an IAP cluster
  • Airgroup between Clusters
  • Monitoring Airgroups

User Troubleshooting

  • Client GUI page
  • Client view
  • Support commands
  • IAP logs
  • IAP GUI view
  • IAP Network View (WLAN)
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • AppRF


  • Introduction
  • Scanning
  • Indices
  • Band steering
  • Airtime Fairness
  • Client match
  • RF Neighborhood
  • Support Commands

Mesh, Uplinks and wired access

  • Mesh Setup
  • Outdoor mesh
  • Wired access Options and configuration
  • Uplink Options and Configuration


  • Roaming within a cluster
  • HAP table
  • Roaming between clusters
  • Roaming back home
  • Roaming load balancing


  • VPN deployments
  • VPN tunneling
  • Controller IAP VPN configuration
  • DHCP L2 Options ( L2 Distributed, Centralized)
  • DHCP L3 Options ( L3 Distributed, Centralized)
  • VPN troubleshooting


  • Classification
  • Attacks
  • Rogue Detection
  • Containment
  • IDS monitoring and commands

Administrative Tasks

  • Backup and Restore
  • Configuration Reset and IAP reset
  • Converting IAP to RAP / CAP Admin User Roles
  • Certification
  • Centralized Management Options

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