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How To Schedule A Job To Disable Ports On The HPE/Aruba-OS Switch

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Q:

Can I configure my switch to disable ports during non-business hours and enable them again before business hours?



A:

The HPE/Aruba-OS switches have a "job" function that can be configured to run a command at a specific time.
This can be used to schedule configuration changes at a given time each day.
This can be useful if specific ports should go offline during during non-business hours and come back online before business hours begin again.
This can be used to take a printer offline, an AP offline, user ports, etc.

At the Config prompt in the CLI interface, the following command syntax can be used to configure this feature:

  • job <name> at HH:MM <config-save> "command"

Note:  The "config-save" option will save the current configuration after the command completes.  This will allow that change to remain configured in case of an unexpected reboot or power event.

 

A job that is configured to run at a set time, with no date specified, will continue to run each day at that configured time.

Example:
To take port A2 offline every evening at 9:00 pm and bring it back online at 6:00 am every morning, the following can be configured:

  • job portoffline at 21:00 config-save "int a2 disable"
  • job portonline at 6:00 config-save "int a2 enable"

  
To delete these jobs, the following commands can be run:

  • no job portoffline       (removes the job from the queue/config)
  • no job portonline    (removes the job from the queue/config)

 

If you want to keep the jobs, but disable them, the following commands can be run:

  •   job portoffline disable      (disables the job so it doesn't run, but keeps it in the queue/config)
  •   job portonline disable      (disables the job so it doesn't run, but keeps it in the queue/config)

 

To enable these jobs again, the following commands can be run:

  •   job portoffline enable
  •   job portonline enable

  
 

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