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Can Beacons be managed through Central?

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  • 1.  Can Beacons be managed through Central?

    Posted Jul 25, 2019 12:57 PM

    Can Beacons be managed through Central?


    If so, what are my monitoring options? What alerts can be set up?


    If not, what alerts can be set up in Meridian? Just battery alerts?

  • 2.  RE: Can Beacons be managed through Central?

    Posted Aug 14, 2019 06:54 AM

    No, beacons cannot be managed via Central. There are no alerts at this time. You could utilise the API for custom alerting. I have documented how you can gather the battery levels using the API here: https://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Location-Services/Using-the-Meridian-API-Checking-Beacon-Battery-Levels/td-p/520886


    https://docs.meridianapps.com/article/302-beacons-faq states: "Because of the way Beacons report battery life, Beacons Management will show a Beacon battery life for most of its life, and then show a steep drop-off at the end of the battery's life."

  • 3.  RE: Can Beacons be managed through Central?

    Posted Feb 16, 2022 04:17 AM
    Instant AP assets can be tracked using BLE tags, Instant AP beacons scan the network. When a tag is detected, the Instant AP sends a beacon with information about the tag including the MAC address and RSSI of the tag to the Virtual Controller.

    James Gross

  • 4.  RE: Can Beacons be managed through Central?

    Posted Jun 12, 2024 10:05 PM
    Can I ask - is it just the Aruba Tags that can be tracked by the Instant APs, or other vendors?

    I would like to track proximity of some tags to certain APs, without using Meridian. Do you know of any way to make that work, either in Central or API or otherwise?


  • 5.  RE: Can Beacons be managed through Central?

    Posted Jun 13, 2024 02:46 AM

    for Tags:

    You can track any bluetooth device. U need an endpoint where you get and interpret data u need. Meridian does it for you, but you have an aruba git for websocket and you can program your own solution. Or use Azure IoT hub and interpret data from there or make some action.

    I programmed sth with that to track my dogs for demo purposes.

  • 6.  RE: Can Beacons be managed through Central?

    Posted Jun 13, 2024 03:21 AM


    i was writing for tags in previous post.

    so in IAP you can setup Transport profile where you can define what you want to track and also setup what poximity you want to report etc

    You have some tags that are recognized ot of the box e.g. Blyott or use unclassified if they are not listed here.

    Similar setup can be done in Central.

    But you need an endpoint where to put data and scripts or system to interpret it.



  • 7.  RE: Can Beacons be managed through Central?

    Posted Jun 13, 2024 04:47 AM


    There are several options to leverage Aruba APs for BLE-based tracking using the IoT framework, depending on the SW version running.

    Information can be found on the HPE Networking Support Portal here:



    The framework differs for ArubaOS/Aruba Instant vs. AOS10. 

    Aruba Instant and AOS10 can be managed via Aruba Central.

    Aruba Instant Config:

    AOS10/IoT-Operations Config:

    You have to develop your own server endpoint to receive BLE advertisement data via the IoT framework.

    Example implementations can be found on the Code Exchange: