I'm trying to setup our new Aruba 6100 switches, but it isn't as easy as I remember. I used to submit the 'setup' command and I was able to set the static IP, gateway and subnet of the switch. How would I go about setting these IP's for the 6100's?
Thank you very much in advance!
You can use the IP Address command to set a static IP on an interface : https://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/AOS-CX/AOSCX-CLI-Bank/cli_6000-6100/Content/Chp_IfaceCfg/Iface_cmds/ip-add-10.htm
Don't forget the 6100 is a Layer 2 switch, so you may wish to consider the Source IP command as well: https://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/AOS-CX/AOSCX-CLI-Bank/cli_6000-6100/Content/Chp_Src_Int_Sel/Src_Int_Sel_Cmds/ip-src-int-int.htm
Failing that, the fundamentals guide is also a good place to start :) : https://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/AOS-CX/10.07/PDF/5200-7849.pdf
Thank you for the information, Craig. I was aware of the process to assign an IP/mask to the default VLAN, but I still can't figure out how to assign a gateway IP to the device. We are concerned about when we deploy all the switches to our sites to replace their old switches, will the new 6100's be able to reach Aruba Central w/o a gateway IP assigned?
We don't currently have subscription licenses for Aruba Central at the time for all the switches, so I can't really test. On a related note, we do have AP's assigned in Aruba Central, but they are DHCP. Would it be best to set the switches DHCP as well, is this a recommended setup with devices that will be administrated through Aruba Central?
It entirely depends on your network design. Some customers prefer static IPs and some DHCP for management. By default the Switch will use ZTP to obtain an IP address via DHCP in order to reach Aruba Central, from here you can then change to a static IP. If you need to set a static default gateway you can do this via the ip route command or via Central. Just bear in mind however if you are going via the DHCP route and the Switch maybe performing RADIUS then ensure that the switch is always assigned the same IP via DHCP so that upstream services (such as RADIUS etc) are aware of this.
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