How to configure option 43 and option 60 on Infoblox for Aruba

In this blog, we will discuss how to configure options 43 and 60 for the Aruba Controller, or AP and we will verify this in Wireshark.

Login to your Infoblox device.

How to configure option 43 and option 60 on Infoblox for Aruba

At global view, select the DHCP tab, then choose Option Spaces.

On the right side, we have the option “Grid DHCP properties

How to configure option 43 and option 60 on Infoblox for Aruba
How to configure option 43 and option 60 on Infoblox for Aruba

The DHCP client on an ArubaAP adds an optional spaces information called the Vendor Class Identifier Code (option 60) to its DHCP request. The value of this code will be ArubaAP.

The DHCP server sees the Vendor Class Identifier Code in the request and checks to see if it has option 43 configured on DHCP server If it configured then it will sends the Vendor-Specific Option Code (option 43) to the client.

The value of this option is the VRRP IP address of the Aruba controller (MD)

The aruba AP receives a response from the DHCP server and then it will checks if option 43 is returned. If it is contain valuse, then the AP will contacts to the mobility controller using the VRRP IP address.

How to configure option 43 and option 60 on Infoblox for Aruba
How to configure option 43 and option 60 on Infoblox for Aruba

Once both options are configured, click Save and Close.

How to configure option 43 and option 60 on Infoblox for Aruba

Click on Restart Service to take immediate effect.

How to configure option 43 and option 60 on Infoblox for Aruba

Now click on DHCP pool or Scoop configuration. Select the Pool or scope range, and then click on Edit

How to configure option 43 and option 60 on Infoblox for Aruba
How to configure option 43 and option 60 on Infoblox for Aruba
How to configure option 43 and option 60 on Infoblox for Aruba

Here you can see the option spaces. 192.168.1.212 is my MD mobile controller VRRP IP address.

How to configure option 43 and option 60 on Infoblox for Aruba
How to configure option 43 and option 60 on Infoblox for Aruba
How to configure option 43 and option 60 on Infoblox for Aruba
How to configure option 43 and option 60 on Infoblox for Aruba

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