Preventing double tunneling of Aruba Access Points

When an Aruba Access Point (AP) is connected to a port on which Port-Based Tunneling is configured, there are two tunnels from that port to the Controller - one for the AP and another for the tunneled node. To improve performance of APs connected to tunneled node ports, the following configuration parameter under the device profile feature prevents double tunneling.

The parameter decides whether to allow or not, a tunneled node to be configured on the port on which the device-profile is applied. Use the command switch(config)# device-profile name <device-profile-name> [no] allow-tunneled-node.


The default setting of device-profile allows tunneled node. Device profile is applied on the port only by reading Organizational Specific TLV in LLDP packets.