ArubaOS-Switch 16.01 – Device profile for Aruba AP

When deploying a wireless network, the network admin still needs to configure the wired network switch ports for the Access Point connections.

The device profile feature in ArubaOS-Switch simplifies this action. Continue reading

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Comware supports HPE Smart SAN for 3PAR

When configuring a Fibre Channel storage environment, there are basically 2 parts in the configuration: Continue reading

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Aruba Certifications

I attended the Aruba Mobility Bootcamp and the Clearpass Essentials training in January.

Both courses (MBC and CPE) provide a solid overview and introduction of the Aruba Controller feature set and the Clearpass Policy Manager (RADIUS, TACACS, Guest, BYOD and NAC).

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Busy and interesting times!

It has been a while since new content has been posted, mainly due to time constraints/other priorities, but I’ll try to make it up in the next weeks! Continue reading

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HP VSR E0321 Release: IRF has arrived for NFV!

HP has released version E0321 for the Virtual Services Router (VSR) platform. This is a major new release, which includes some very cool new features, such as IRF for the virtual platform.

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HP Releases 6127XLG blade switch for HP Blade enclosure

HP has released the 6127XLG blade switch for the C7000 blade enclosure.


This Comware7 based switch is the big brother of the 6125XLG, so while the 6125XLG supported 10G server access, the 6127XLG includes support for the 20G server access ports. Continue reading

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Comware 7 autodeploy supports Python scripts

I recently discovered that the Comware auto-configuration feature also supports Python scripts. In the traditional auto configuration setup, a TFTP server and TFTP boot filename are used to deploy a (basic initial) configuration to the network devices.

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Simware 7.1.59 download available for all users

HP has released an updated version of the Comware simulator Simware, no license or registration is required to use this tool.

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U can’t touch this

Wouldn’t it be great to deploy network components without touching them😎

A colleague of my named Joe Neville created nice solution from WAN routers in combination with HP IMC and BIMS.

He will make series of post around this subject. The write-up is written in clean and logic language and even includes a video.

The write-up can be found on:

Hope you’ll all like the solution and find it useful.

Regards, Dobias

Twitter: @networkingdvi

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Comware 7: QOS Queue Management Profile qmprofile enhancement

On the 5900 platform, any change in the interface queue configuration had to be configured at the interface level.

When a network administrator wants to use FCoE, the interface queue configuration is used by DCBX to configure the server CNA with the proper number of Queues and weights. If multiple servers need to be connected, each server-facing interface had to be configured. And even when interface range commands can be used, the actual interface configuration was getting more complicated due to the number of additional commands per interface.

With the R2416 release of Comware7, the concept of Queue Management Profiles has been introduced to simplify this configuration. This is similar to the way e.g. the existing 12500 series are doing the queue configuration.

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5900/5930 R2416 Released!

5900 and 5930 have now updated firmware: R2416. This is a major new release for both platforms.

Take a look at the release notes, since there are many enhancements for both platforms.



For the 5900, this release includes the new IRF3 system, which is referred to as Enhanced IRF. Continue reading

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Unified Wireless console logging filtering

Once wireless is configured, the console of the Unified controller can get lots of messages about wlan events or portsec login failures. You can use the undo terminal monitor to get rid of all messages, or you can just disable specific category events.

This example disables the WMAC (associate/disassociate) and PORTSEC logging on the console (channel 0), all other events will still show:

info-center source WMAC channel 0 log state off trap state off
info-center source PORTSEC channel 0 log state off trap state off
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Change switch branding from H3C to HP

If you still have some original H3C branded switches in your network, it is possible to re-brand them to HP, so they will be recognized as the HP counter-part of the H3C model.

To change the brand, use the brand command in the user-view of the system. Make sure some recent firmware is available, since the brand command was not included in the original H3C firmware. This is an example on the 5800 switch: Continue reading

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Comware7: MAD BFD support on Management Ethernet port

Multiple-Active Detection (MAD) is used to detect a split brain in an IRF system. When the MAD BFD method is used, a dedicated Layer3 VLAN interface needs to be configured for the MAD BFD operation.

This VLAN should be directly connected through an interface on each IRF member. Transit Layer2 device are supported, you just need to ensure they do not perform any kind of Layer2 blocking (STP or the like) on these ports.

This also means that the IRF member switches must offer a physical interface for the MAD BFD operation. Continue reading

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Comware7: Routed port ACL packet-filter applies to switched traffic

There is a tricky “new” behavior in Comware7 Layer3 VLAN ACL processing: the applied ACL does not only filter the inter-vlan routed traffic (as would be expected), but it is applied to intra-vlan switched traffic as well by default. This behavior can now be controlled, so the admin can revert it to the “expected” behavior: Continue reading

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