VLAN Auto-Probing

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The VLAN probe tool is extremely useful when troubleshooting connectivity issues. It'd be even more helpful if an AP did an automatic VLAN probe for all user profiles delivered over the device. If one of the probes came back false, an alarm could be raised.

This would make deploying a large number of APs easier.
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Bryan Barnett

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Posted 5 years ago

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Excellent idea!!!!
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Interesting idea, Bryan. Thanks!! We'll definitely give this one some serious consideration...
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Found this while searching to see if someone else had already submitted a feature I was wanting to request, and, well, this is better than what I was going to request... :)

This would be incredibly helpful!! I just did a 50 AP deployment in a school with crummy switches and their existing mess of vlan tags was a nightmare to overhaul. Using the existing VLAN probe tool was helpful but incredibly time consuming, especially with their VLAN IDs being spread over a large range of numbers with big gaps in between.

My original request was going to be for the VLAN probe tool to accept lists of vlans with commas and dashes, like in the bonjour gateway configuration. Right now to scan VLANs spread between 1 and 150 (for example) you would have to scan that whole range and wait a long time, or do single scans of specific vlans using a range like 1-1, 150-150, etc.

It would be awesome if you could tell the tool to scan 1,3,10,15-20,150 or something like that.

Really loving the progress in the newest releases. Keep up the great work Aerohive!
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I love this idea! Both actually (Bryan's and Neil's).
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Kanan Musleh

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do Aruba have a tool like this one 
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J. Goodnough, Champ

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+1 to both ideas, would be very nice. Great way to catch if you've forgotten to trunk the VLANs to the AP port correctly.
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J. Goodnough, Champ

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Another thought - would be very helpful if you could probe multiple APs simultaneously. 
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I know that this post is a bit old but I put together a PowerShell script to probe APs. It can be set to run on a schedule and alert someone if needed. Here is the script: https://deployhappiness.com/aerohive-multi-ap-vlan-probe-with-powershell/