Comware and ProVision are (Network Switch) operating systems brand names.
Comware (5 and 7) is actually used on Data Center - and some Access too - oriented H3C/HPE FlexNetwork switches (and on some old 3Com Switch too) .
HP ProVision was the NOS name of OS running int Switch of almost all HP ProCurve marketing brand/networking division.
HP ProCurve (see above).
Actually the Aruba ArubaOS-Switch NOS is the (re)branded name of HP ProVision NOS...so those campus/access HP ProCurve switch not EoL actually (re)branded into Aruba are now running the ArubaOS-Switch.
ArubaOS-CX is instead the new - from scratch - NOS used on platforms like Aruba 8400X and 8320 (Campus Core).
Thanks very much for your interest. Then I understand Aruba switches run ProVision OS (except ArubaOS-CX which I am clear they are designed by Aruba from scratch). Just run ProVision OS or does Aruba have made some improvement into that ProVision OS?
Actually marketed Aruba switch series - Aruba 8000 switch series excluded - so Aruba 2530, 2540, 2920, 2930F, 2930M, 3810M and 5400R zl2...run on ArubaOS-Switch which, as said, is the rebranded name of well known HP ProVision OS (HP ProVision is also the name of the various ASIC generations - now ProVision 6th generation is the current one - still used on those switches these days).
With ArubaOS-Switch (being the rename of ProVision OS), Aruba started with the legacy features provided by ProVision OS and enhanced them under continuous development.
I think we can try this summary in order to give us an idea of what is an Switch OS Name and what is a "Switches Portfolio" name:
OS - Switch Portfolio Name (Product Line) - Brand NameCatOS - Catalyst - CiscoIOS - Catalyst - CiscoNX-OS - Nexus - CiscoVRP - S Series/Cloud Engine - HuaweiComware - FlexNetwork/FlexFabric - 3Com/H3CProvision - Procurve - HP (rebranded to ArubaOS for switches)ArubaOS - Aruba Switches - HPEArubaOS-CX - Aruba Switches - HPE
It is just an analogy to what happens with other vendors.
Yes, this attachment is for others who are converting/transitioning from hpe provision to arubaos-cx.
After discussing, reading, and searching, you-tubing, and complaining, I found the attached command compare document.
CLI: AOS-CS versus AOS-switch(hpe provision) versus Cisco
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