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Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

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  • 1.  Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

    Posted Nov 29, 2018 09:25 AM
    Hi everyone,

    Please can you clear me up the difference between Comware, ProCurve and ProVision switches and how are related to Aruba switches?

    Regards,
    Julián


  • 2.  RE: Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches
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    Posted Nov 29, 2018 09:44 AM

    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).



  • 3.  RE: Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

    Posted Nov 30, 2018 10:22 AM

    Hi Parnassus,

     

    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?

     

    Regards,

    Julián



  • 4.  RE: Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

    Posted Nov 30, 2018 10:32 AM

    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.



  • 5.  RE: Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

    Posted Nov 30, 2018 10:42 AM
    Hi,

    So I understand it is something like:

    ArubaOS-Switch = ProVisionOS + enhancements.

    Regards,
    Julián


  • 6.  RE: Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

    Posted Nov 30, 2018 11:08 AM
    Just to somewhat clarify, there are significant core feature enhancements. It was not just a rebrand.


  • 7.  RE: Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

    Posted Dec 18, 2018 06:43 PM

    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 Name
    CatOS - Catalyst - Cisco
    IOS - Catalyst - Cisco
    NX-OS - Nexus - Cisco
    VRP - S Series/Cloud Engine - Huawei
    Comware - FlexNetwork/FlexFabric - 3Com/H3C
    Provision - Procurve - HP (rebranded to ArubaOS for switches)
    ArubaOS - Aruba Switches - HPE
    ArubaOS-CX - Aruba Switches - HPE

     

    It is just an analogy to what happens with other vendors.

     

    Regards



  • 8.  RE: Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

    Posted Sep 20, 2019 09:39 AM
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    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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