Creating Your Own Omada Controller for TP-Link Omada Access Points


Managing multiple TP-Link Omada access points can be a breeze when you have your very own Omada Controller set up. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of creating your Omada Controller using a Raspberry Pi, giving you the power to effortlessly handle your access points. Let’s dive in!

Preparing Your Raspberry Pi

To start, make sure your Raspberry Pi is up to date:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
sudo reboot

Installing MongoDB

The Omada Controller relies on MongoDB. Let’s install it:

sudo apt install /home/pi/mongodb-org-server_4.4.18_arm64.deb

Ensure MongoDB is running:

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable mongod
sudo systemctl start mongod

Installing Dependencies

You’ll need a few more tools. Install them:

sudo apt install curl autoconf make gcc openjdk-11-jdk-headless
sudo apt remove jsvc

Compiling and Installing JSVC

Download and install JSVC:

tar -xzf commons-daemon-1.3.4-src.tar.gz
cd commons-daemon-1.3.4-src/src/native/unix
sh support/
./configure --with-java=/usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-arm64

ln -s /home/pi/commons-daemon-1.3.4-src/src/native/unix/jsvc /usr/bin/

sudo mkdir /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-arm64/lib/aarch64
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-arm64/lib/server /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-arm64/lib/aarch64/

Installing Omada Controller

Now, let’s get the Omada Controller on your Pi:

cd /home/pi
sudo dpkg --ignore-depends=jsvc -i Omada_SDN_Controller_v5.9.31_Linux_x64.deb

Accessing the Controller Interface

You can now access the Omada Controller’s web interface through your browser using:

  • HTTP:
  • HTTPS:

Keeping Things Updated

Keep your system and MongoDB updated:

apt list --upgradable
sudo apt-mark hold mongodb-org mongodb-org-server mongodb-org-shell mongodb-org-tools mongodb-org-mongos mongodb-org-database-tools-extra

Final Checks

Ensure everything is running smoothly:

sudo tpeap status
sudo tpeap start

If you need to stop the Omada Controller:

sudo tpeap stop

And always double-check MongoDB’s status:

service mongod status

With your very own Omada Controller up and running on your Raspberry Pi, you’re now equipped to effortlessly manage and optimize your TP-Link Omada access points. Enjoy the convenience of centralized control and efficient network management!

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