How to configure Sonos speakers on an Aruba AP

In this blog, we will discuss how to configure a Sonos speaker with an Aruba AP.

first login to Aruba Central.

Select the group, and then select VC (virtual controller).

How to configure Sonos speakers on an Aruba AP

Click on config icon.

How to configure Sonos speakers on an Aruba AP

Once you click on the config tab, select the services option, and here you can see the airgroup configuration.

enable the Services.

How to configure Sonos speakers on an Aruba AP
How to configure Sonos speakers on an Aruba AP
How to configure Sonos speakers on an Aruba AP

We need to add some Sonos servers manually.

Click on + icon add new services

How to configure Sonos speakers on an Aruba AP

services

urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:GroupRenderingControl:1
urn:schemas-sonos-com:service:Queue:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:AVTransport:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:RenderingControl:1
urn:schemas-tencent-com:service:QPlay:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:GroupManagement:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ZoneGroupTopology:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:DeviceProperties:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:MusicServices:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:AlarmClock:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:ZonePlayer:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:SystemProperties:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ContentDirectory:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ConnectionManager:1
urn:smartspeaker-audio:service:SpeakerGroup:1
urn:schemas-wifialliance-org:device:WFADevice:1
urn:schemas-wifialliance-org:service:WFAWLANConfig:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:InternetGatewayDevice:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:WANIPConnection:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:WANPPPConnection:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:EmbeddedNetDevice:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:EmbeddedNetDeviceControl:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:HTControl:1
urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:AudioIn:1

You can add the below-mentioned services one by one.

once you added all service then click on OK.

How to configure Sonos speakers on an Aruba AP

Now we need to enable this service as shown in below.

How to configure Sonos speakers on an Aruba AP

Now we need to disable broadcast filtering on the specific SSID where we will connect the Sonos devices.

How to configure Sonos speakers on an Aruba AP
How to configure Sonos speakers on an Aruba AP

Make sure there is no ACL restriction on AP.

How to configure Sonos speakers on an Aruba AP

If you have a firewall in your environment, then we need to check the firewall policy.

The below Ports must be allowed on the firewall and AP.

How to configure Sonos speakers on an Aruba AP
How to configure Sonos speakers on an Aruba AP

Once you configure everything as shown above, we need to reload the cluster or all Aps to take effect.

You can also try to reset and reboot sonos devices.

you can use below command to verify output.

show airgroupservice

show airgroup status

show airgroup servers

if you have any other issues related to sonos please comment below.

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