SCP Service on Aruba Mobility Controllers

SCP Service on Aruba Mobility Controllers

The Aruba Mobility Controllers support the SCP Server feature, where you can enable SCP Service on the MMs and MDs. This feature helps to transfer files between MM and MDs without any external SCP Server requirement and also helps to transfer files to and from any device running SCP client.

The command to enable/disable the service:

(Test)[MDC] (config)#service scp
(Test)[MDC] (config)#no service scp

This feature however is not a full featured SCP support. Its only supports the native SCP protocol, SFTP/WinSCP protocols are not supported. If you try to connect to it via the WinSCP GUI interface it would not work, however you can use the SCP cli command to upload/download files to the Mobility Controllers.

If you have any SCP client installed on your device, you can use the Command line to download upload the file.

Following example where I am using the command line interface of my windows laptop to download the logs.tar file from the Aruba Controller. Here x.x.x.x is the controller ip, I need to type the root admin password when prompted before the transfer will start.

C:\Users\admin>scp admin@x.x.x.x:logs.tar.7z C:\Users\admin
The authenticity of host ‘x.x.x.x (x.x.x.x)’ can’t be established.
RSA key fingerprint is SHA256:kig0wBq0xYQKZsSi/C1zvTs9eGaDXj920VjuMLxdX38.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
Warning: Permanently added ‘x.x.x.x’ (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
admin@x.x.x.x’s password:
logs.tar.7z 100% 19MB 18.8MB/s 00:01

Similarly I can use the CLI command to upload a file to the Aruba Controller. In the following command I am upload a TEST.txt file to the Aruba Mobility Controller with IP x.x.x.x. I would be prompted for the admin password of the Controller.

C:\Users\admin>scp C:\Users\admin\TEST.txt admin@x.x.x.x:
admin@x.x.x.x’s password:
TEST.txt 100% 40 6.5KB/s 00:00

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