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Aruba Central Essential Features - Groups

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  • 1.  Aruba Central Essential Features - Groups

    Posted Oct 06, 2022 01:23 PM
    A Group in Aruba Central is the primary configuration element that functions as a container for device management, monitoring, and maintenance. Groups enable administrators to manage devices efficiently by using either a UI-based configuration workflow or CLI-based configuration template.

    Virtual container for management, monitoring, maintenance​
    Configuration modes:​
    • UI-based workflow​
    • CLI-based template
    Device types:​
    • AP
    • Gateway​
    • Switch​
    Devices inherit Group configuration​

    New Group from cloned Group possible​

    Special groups:​
    • Default – system-defined for device with factory default configuration​
    • Unprovisioned – devices with customized configuration​

    IT and Business Outcomes

    • Automate and simplify deployment and provisioning tasks
    • Reduce IT staff's time and effort to manage, monitor and maintain networks

    • Understand how Aruba OS10 and OS8 architecture differences affect your desired outcomes
    • Refer to the Validated Solution Guides  for more design and deployment best practices
    • Enlist support from Aruba SE for Aruba OS10 architecture deployment
    • Accelerate time to value with zero touch provisioning
    • Plan for ArubaOS 10  before deploying
    • Ask Aruba Sales Team (TM and SE) for help
    • ArubaOS 10 Resources to help you
      • Central Help article about AOS 10: Click Here
      • Campus WLAN architecture - AOS 10: Click Here
      • Campus WLAN deployment - AOS 10: Click Here
      • List of currently supported devices on AOS 10: Click Here

    Groups: HW, Architecture, Networks

    Aruba has recently released a new WLAN architecture named ArubaOS 10. It introduces a major architectural change that utilizes Aruba Central for operation and management of Aruba Access Points (APs) and Gateways.

    What are the main differences between ArubaOS 10 and ArubaOS 8?

    • Under ArubaOS 8, the wireless solution must be deployed in one of the two modes:
      • Controller-based for campus – CAP
      • Controller-less for branches and remote worker – IAP and RAP

    Under ArubaOS 10, the wireless solution is unified into one single software architecture for campus, branch, and remote, delivering these benefits:
    • Now you can deploy any AP anywhere, manage it all the same way and from the same location. 
    • We’ve eliminated the need for on-premises based controllers, even for campus deployments.
    • No more complexity, no more silos, and fewer tools with the same management experience means reduced IT training and support costs.