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Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

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

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Re: Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

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).

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Re: Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

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).

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Re: Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

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

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Re: Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

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.

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Re: Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

Hi,

So I understand it is something like:

ArubaOS-Switch = ProVisionOS + enhancements.

Regards,
Julián
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Re: Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

Just to somewhat clarify, there are significant core feature enhancements. It was not just a rebrand.


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Re: Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

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


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Re: Comware, ProCurve, ProVision and Aruba Switches

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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