Troubleshooting with Marvis – Missing VLAN

Troubleshooting with Marvis – Missing VLAN

This post is part of the series, “Troublehsooting with Marvis”. I decided to write these to document some connectivity related troubleshooting tips using MistAI and Marvis. When it comes to any WLAN, troubleshooting the network post deployment is an intrinsic part of any WLAN engineers job. User Satisfaction and Performance: Users are crucial. Their experience… Continue Reading Troubleshooting with Marvis – Missing VLAN

Juniper-Mist – 802.1X SSID with Jump Cloud

I do not have any radius server in my lab, nor do I have any hardware currently to accomplish this task. I needed a quick easy to deploy and enterprise-level RADIUS server solution that I can utilize to test 802.1X Authentication issues with MistAI and Marvis. I decided to look at some cloud-based providers and went with Jump Cloud.… Continue Reading Juniper-Mist – 802.1X SSID with Jump Cloud

Aruba AOS-CX CLI – Initial thoughts

With everything moving to the cloud and vendors coming out with all different cool dashboards and UI’s for monitoring/managing, dependence on the CLI is not what it used to be. Most of the monitoring and configurations tasks have migrated to the cloud-based dashboards. Each vendor has its flavor for troubleshooting in the cloud dashboard as… Continue Reading Aruba AOS-CX CLI – Initial thoughts

Mist MPSK – Part 2

Mist MPSK – Part 2

In my previous post and part 1 of Mist MPSK, I talked about the configuration of MPSK using the Mist Dashboard. I want to do a deep dive into the connectivity phase of this solution and see how it looks. Here is my basic network setup. First I will connect using the first passphrase and… Continue Reading Mist MPSK – Part 2

Mist MPSK – Part 1

Most wireless vendors have a solution around using unique PSKs for client devices. Recently I had a chance to do a little deep dive into the solution provided by Mist. I am going to look at the following features: Creating an SSID ready for MPSKs Ability to create MPSK Ability to assign VLANs (this is… Continue Reading Mist MPSK – Part 1

Mist Switch Operator in docker

Mist Switch Operator in docker

First of all, I have to thank Yedu Siddalingappa from Mist and then Thomas Munzer who created the Mist Switch Operator UI. I was working on a script to accomplish the following goals: Individual port level changes on the Juniper switches using the APIs View the changes Allow users to only view and make changes… Continue Reading Mist Switch Operator in docker

FastIron 9.x on ICX7150 – Overview

FastIron 9.x on ICX7150 – Overview

A recent tweet from @wirednot, showing an old GUI of ICX7150 led to a thread of some fun tweets. One tweet in particular from @sharanmahadevan recommending the FastIron 9.x code, and a screenshot showing a fancy GUI got me curious and I decided to update my ICX7150 12 port switch. Update process is straightforward using… Continue Reading FastIron 9.x on ICX7150 – Overview

Warehouse Antenna and Mount – AccelTex/MistAP43E

Warehouse Antenna and Mount – AccelTex/MistAP43E

When it comes to designing WLAN solutions for challenging environments, such as (warehouses, industrial, manufacturing, etc) things can get complicated easily. Among different requirements, one crucial requirement is AP and/or antenna mounting. When using access points with external antennas there are few things we need to think about: Type of access point Type of antenna… Continue Reading Warehouse Antenna and Mount – AccelTex/MistAP43E

Troubleshooting with Marvis – Cables and Photos

Marvis Actions is a pretty good tool that allows me to look at some issues proactively and resolve them. Recently after migrating a new site to Juniper/Mist network I could not find/locate one of the camera and it was not showing up online in the monitoring system. Next day I saw this in the dashboard… Continue Reading Troubleshooting with Marvis – Cables and Photos

Juniper SRX 300 – Part 2

Juniper SRX 300 – Part 2

Previously I reviewed some high level information of Juniper SRX Firewall. Now I will configure it as my main firewall at home/office/lab. Interface ge-0/0/0 and ge-0/0/7 are by default part of “Untrust” zone already as shown below: I simply moved the ISP cable from my old firewall to the SRX300 port “ge-0/0/0”. It took about… Continue Reading Juniper SRX 300 – Part 2

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