• Tag : On-Premise


Troubleshooting On-premises CloudVision Wi-Fi

Introduction CloudVision Wi-Fi service was originally available only as a service on the Arista Cognitive Wi-Fi Cloud. From Wireless Manager version 8.5.1, an administrator can now install CloudVision Wi-Fi for an on-premise Wireless Manager server. This document lists the steps to troubleshoot issues with the CloudVision Wi-Fi plugin. Use Case This article is useful to troubleshoot scenarios where the hyperlink to launch CloudVision Wi-Fi from Wireless Manager is not displayed. Prerequisites Wireless Manager (WM) must be running software version 8.5.1 or higher The administrator will have to download and install the CloudVision Wi-Fi (CVW) plugin. Solution Setup Follow the steps...
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SNMP support for Cloud and On-Prem deployments

Description Cloud: SNMP support for Event/Alerts (New Feature) Starting 8.8 release, Cloud customers can receive all events/alerts as SNMP traps. While configuring an SNMP trap destination server, an AP can be configured to act as CIP (Cloud Integration Point) to receive traps without exposing the SNMP destination server over the Internet. An SNMP destination server can be added through either “CloudVision Wi-Fi” (SYSTEM -> Third-Party Servers -> SNMP-Alerts) or “Wireless Manager” UI (Configuration -> ESM Integration -> Events SNMP). To configure SNMP trap destination server through “CloudVision Wi-Fi”, go to¬† “SNMP-Alerts” configuration page from the SYSTEM -> “Third-Party Servers”. Click...
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How to Upgrade Access Points to a Specific Build (On-Premises)

Introduction This article describes how to update the firmware on Arista Access Points via the On-Premises Wireless Manager server. On the Arista Cognitive Wi-Fi Cloud, the AP firmware update bundle will be available via the cloud. CloudVision Wi-Fi or the Wireless Manager UI will indicate if new firmware is available for any APs and you can initiate the firmware update for these devices from the UI. If you are using an on-premises Wireless Manager server with Internet connectivity, that is configured to sync with the cloud firmware repository, the update bundle will be available on Wireless Manager itself, after it...
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How do I Change the Syslog Message Header Format?

Introduction Wireless Manager provides the ability to integrate with various Enterprise Security Management (ESM) servers that can collect, analyze, and display events. Wireless Manager sends security/system/performance events related information to these servers. This article describes changing the Syslog message header format which is sent to the ESM servers. A few Syslog servers do not support legacy Syslog message format, hence the filter in the Syslog servers does not work well with legacy Syslog messages sent by Wireless Manager. The new message header format is defined in RFC5424. Wireless Manager supports two Syslog header formats: Legacy / Default / Current Syslog...
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How to Backup and Restore the Database on Arista Wireless Manager

Introduction Arista Wireless Manager servers provide two types of backup: full backup and configuration-only backup. According to the backup type, specific data and files are archived into the backup file. The full backup includes the complete configuration and data, while in the case of a configuration-only backup, the following data and files are not backed up: Events Performance data Analytics data Archived Reports Transient Data (SSIDs Probed by Clients and Client fingerprinting) When performing a configuration-only backup, you can choose whether the data related to Client devices must be backed up or not. This includes all Client devices and related...
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How to Reset Wireless Manager ‘admin’ Password to Factory Default

Introduction The default superuser login to the Wireless Manager GUI is admin. This article describes how to reset the password of the admin user for on-premises Wireless Manager. Prerequisites SSH access to on-premises Wireless Manager server. config CLI password for Wireless Manager. Solution Open your SSH client and log in to the Wireless Manager config CLI. Execute the following comment to reset the admin user password to the factory default value i.e. admin reset password gui Now log in to the Wireless Manager GUI with the admin user and default password. Note: It is recommended to change the default password...
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How can I Restrict SSH Access to Arista APs via Communication VLAN only?

Introduction Arista APs can be accessed via SSH using multiple IP addresses owned by the AP on the various VLANs configured on them. However, you can restrict this so that SSH access will be possible via the communication VLAN only. Prerequisites config shell CLI access to the on-premises Wireless Manager (WM). SSH utility like Putty, SecureCRT to access the WM CLI. Solution Open SSH client and log in to Wireless Manager using config credentials. Execute the following command and follow the on screen instructions. [config]$ set config parameter Sets a configuration parameter directly in the database. You must know the...
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How to Assign LDAP Attribute Based Roles on Wireless Manager

Introduction This article describes how to assign LDAP attribute-based roles for on-premises Wireless Manager (WM). Besides authenticating users on WM via the LDAP server, user roles can also be assigned by LDAP. Prerequisites LDAP or Active Directory (AD) server administrator privilege. Configure user-role attribute in LDAP / AD server that is going to be used for the role in WM. Administrator or higher privilege on WM GUI. Solution Log in to WM and navigate to Configuration > User Accounts > LDAP configuration. Enter the appropriate LDAP information. Under the Privileges for LDAP Users section, enter the User Role Attribute and...
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User Account Management with On-premises Wireless Manager

Introduction This article describes how you can administer user accounts on Wireless Manager, like change password, set timezone and manage access levels. Prerequisites Administrative access to On-premise Wireless Manager. Solution Log in to Wireless Manager and navigate to Configuration > User Accounts > Users. Edit a user or Add a new user here. Click on the login ID to manage the account Click on “Change” beside Password to set a new password. Use the drop down to select Time zone. The Role and Allowed Locations will allow you to control the access privileges of the user. Note: The admin user...
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How to Configure and Assign User Access Roles via RADIUS / NPS

Introduction This article describes how to authenticate users and assign different access roles via RADIUS server (NPS) integration with on-premises Wireless Manager. Prerequisites Administrative access to on-premises Wireless Manager. RADIUS server with Administrator privileges Configured correct shared secret and RADIUS client on the RADIUS server Solution Configure ‘Superuser’ Access Role Log in to NPS with Administrator credentials. Under NPS expand Policies and click Network Policies folder. On the Overview tab, enter the appropriate information. Go to Conditions tab, add Windows Domain Admin group. Go to Constraints tab and enable Authentication Method (PAP) as Wireless Manager communicates with the RADIUS server...
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