Verify Activate status on Aruba Switches
Provision and manage Aruba HPE switches through Aruba Activate.
Aruba Activate is a cloud-based service that helps provision Aruba HPE switches and as well as maintain the inventory.
Ensure device.arubanetworks.com is reachable from the Aruba HPE switch.
HP-2530-48G# ping device.arubanetworks.com device.arubanetworks.com is alive, time = 146 ms
Execute show activate provision to verify the activate status
HP-2530-48G# show activate provision Configuration and Status - Activate Provision Service Activate Provision Service : Enabled Activate Server Address : device.arubanetworks.com Activation Key : XXXXXXXXX
If "Activate Provision Service" is found to be not enabled, execute "activate provision force" as below to provision the switch forcefully to Aruba Activate.
HP-2530-48G# activate provision force
Note:Minimum software version required for Aruba HPE switches is 16.04.0008 and above. As of today Aruba HPE switches 2500, 2900, 3800 and 5400 are supported on Activate.
HP-2530-48G# sh log -r I 02/28/18 22:36:24 05223 activate: Successfully established connection with the Activate server;parsing final provision service response. I 02/28/18 22:36:23 05226 activate: Successfully resolved the Activate server address device.arubanetworks.com to 184.108.40.206. I 02/28/18 22:36:23 05603 activate: EST enrollment with server successful. Establishing connection with activate server. I 02/28/18 22:36:23 03406 crypto: CA-signed certificate "IDEVID_CERT" installed on Trust Anchor Profile "IDEVID_ROOT" for usage "IDEVID". I 02/28/18 22:36:09 05601 activate: EST provision with activate server successful. Establishing connection with EST server. I 02/28/18 22:36:07 05226 activate: Successfully resolved the Activate server address device.arubanetworks.com to 220.127.116.11.
In the above output, we could see the resolution to device.arubanetworks.com was successful. Hence connection to Aruba Activate was successfully established.