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Aruba Wireless and Clearpass Foundations Lab

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Solution Overview

The Lab will cover a variety of topics and provide the foundational knowledge, skills and practical experience required to set up and configure a basic Aruba WLAN utilizing the OS 8.X architecture and features with Policy managed by ClearPass. The goal will be to achieve a technical understanding and hands-on experience of configuring a single Pair of Mobility Masters, a pair of Mobility controllers, site hierarchy and its applications with an AP Aruba WLAN that will show network segmentation and management via ClearPass Policy Manager.

  • Maximize benefits - The MM Terminating MC's design is ideal for fully leveraging the capabilities of ArubaOS 8.
  • Scalability - New controllers can be easily added and managed by the MM.
  • Management - Centralized configuration and management of controllers.
  • Hierarchical configuration model - Configuration is performed on nodes (logical folders such as Campus-x down to Building-x, etc.) and each controller is assigned to a particular node depending on location and context.
  • Clustering - Having controllers in a cluster enables seamless client fail-over between controllers with no impact to user experience.
  • Configure ClearPass for Active Directory integration and create dynamic segmentation policies.

Goals & Objectives

Attendees will access the Aruba Virtual and physical hardware to install and build a complete, a secure Wireless controller network managed by Airwave and ClearPass. Some of the tasks are listed below.

In this workshop, you will configure and validate the following:

  • Mobility Hierarchy
  • Licensing
  • Mobility Master Redundancy
  • Managed Devices
  • Managed Device Clusters
  • Ports and VLANs
  • Introduction to ClearPass Web-UI
  • Microsoft Active Directory integration
  • Network Attached Devices (NAD)
  • Enforcement Profiles
  • Enforcement Policies
  • 802.1X Authentication Services
  • AP Groups and WLANS
  • Testing Roles and Policies
  • Airwave
  • UXI

Hardware & Software

2 x Aruba Virtual Mobility Master

2 x Aruba Virtual Mobility Controller

1 x Aruba Hardware AP-345

1 x Aruba Hardware AP-555 (Wifi6)

1 x Aruba Hardware 2930F Switch

1 x Aruba Virtual Airwave

1 x Aruba Virtual ClearPass Server

1 x Virtual Webserver

1x Windows 2019 AD Server

1 x Virtual Windows 10 Wireless Client

1 x Virtual Jump Host for Access to the Lab

1 x Aruba UXI Network Sensor

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