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Aruba Mobility Controllers

The Aruba Mobility Controllers DSM for JSA accepts events by using syslog.

JSA records all relevant events that are forwarded by using syslog on TCP port 514 or UDP port 514.

Configuring Your Aruba Mobility Controller

You can configure the Aruba Wireless Networks (Mobility Controller) device to forward syslog events to JSA.

  1. Log in to Aruba Mobility Controller.

  2. From the top menu, select Configuration.

  3. From the Switch menu, select Management.

  4. Click the Logging tab.

  5. From the Logging Servers menu, select Add.

  6. Type the IP address of the JSA server that you want to collect logs.

  7. Click Add.

  8. Optional: Change the logging level for a module:

    1. Select the check box next to the name of the logging module.

    2. Choose the logging level that you want to change from the list that is displayed at the bottom of the window.

  9. Click Done.

  10. Click Apply.

Syslog Log Source Parameters for Aruba Mobility Controllers

If JSA does not automatically detect the log source, add a Aruba Mobility Controllers log source on the JSA Console by using the syslog protocol.

When using the syslog protocol, there are specific parameters that you must use.

The following table describes the parameters that require specific values to collect syslog events from Aruba Mobility Controllers:

Table 1: Syslog Parameters for the Aruba Mobility Controllers DSM



Log Source name

Type the name of your log source.

Log Source description

Type a description for your log source.

Log Source type

Aruba Mobility Controller

Protocol Configuration


Log Source Identifier

Type the IP address or host name for the log source.

Aruba Mobility Controllers Sample Event Messages

Use these sample event messages to verify a successful integration with JSA.


Due to formatting issues, paste the message format into a text editor and then remove any carriage return or line feed characters.

Aruba Mobility Controllers Sample Message when you use the Syslog Protocol

The following sample event shows a user authentication has succeeded.

Table 2: Highlighted Values in the Aruba Mobility Controllers Sample Event

JSA field name

Highlighted values in the event payload


authmgr_noti_user_auth extracted from the Event ID field in JSA



Source IP

Source MAC


Device Time

Mar 20, 2014, 10:48:41 AM