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Configuration

In this chapter the ArubaOS/Aruba Instant configuration steps are described to setup the Aruba infrastructure for IoT solutions using ArubaOS/Aruba Instant version 8.8.0.0 or higher.

Note:
For Aruba Instant deployments managed via Aruba Central currently only template based configuration is supported.
The Aruba Instant configuration described in this chapter can be applied using Aruba Central configuration templates to manage the IoT configuration of cloud-based Aruba infrastrucure deployments.

The configuration of Aruba IoT integrations consists of two main steps:

  1. IoT radio-side configuration
  2. IoT server-side configuration

Depending on respective IoT solution different configuration settings are required.

In the table below the required configuration items for step 1 and step 2 per IoT solution are listed:

IoT solution Step 1) IoT radio-side configuration Step 2) IoT server-side configuration
Wi-Fi solutions Enable Wi-Fi radios (access or monitor mode) iot transport profile
BLE solutions iot radio profile iot transport profile
ZigBee solutions iot radio profile + zigbee service profile + zigbee socket device profile iot transport profile
ZigBee solutions (ASSA-ABLOY) iot radio profile + zigbee service profile iot transport profile
USB/3rd party: USB-to-serial solutions (optional) USB ACL profile/USB profile iot transport profile
USB/3rd party: USB-to-ethernet solutions (optional) USB ACL profile/USB profile Wired-Port profile
USB/3rd party: SES Imagotag ESLs (optional) USB ACL profile/USB profile + SES Imagotag ESL configuration SES Imagotag ESL configuration

Note:
The IoT radio settings for USB/3rd party radios are controlled on the 3rd party system, if any, and there is no configuration required on the Aruba side. The only exception is the SES Imagotag ESL configuration which controls the ESL radio channel.

Which USB device are allowed to connect to an access point can be controlled using the AP USB device management.

For details about the different configuration steps requried to setup the IoT solutions layed out in the table above see the following chapters as well as the configuration examples chapter.


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