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EMEA Airheads Newsletter- February Edition



Hi  Airheads,


The new edition of our EMEA Airheads Technical newsletter is out and you can review it below


Hope you find it useful,






Aruba new Indoor AP’s


We are pleased to announce our three new Indoor AP platforms were introduced in February price list, shipping in March 2017:

  • The 303H Series 802.11ac Dual radio MU-MIMO 2x2:2 Hospitality APs with built-in BLE, POE powered – Successor of 205H Series
  • The 203H Series 802.11ac single flex-radio (single 2x2:2 either band or dual-radio 1x1:1) Hospitality APs with USB, POE Powered – New entry level AP for Hotels
  • The 203R Series 802.11ac single flex-radio (single 2x2:2 either band or dual-radio 1x1:1) Remote APs with built-in BLE(optional 203RP includes POE-PSE), direct AC Powered. Successor of RAP-3 Series

Common: New console adapter cable (proprietary micro USB serial)
All new APs are covered by our Limited Lifetime Warranty

Together with the new 360 Series Outdoor APs, these will be the first “unified” AP products, combining controller-based (AOS) and controller-less (Instant) deployment modes. The Unified AP software will be AOS/Instant, it will be available in Q2Cy17.

Access the new Aruba APs datasheets:






Warranty Coverage quick reference updated


The HPE Networking Warranty Coverage quick reference document has been updated with latest product references and warranty details. The document is available on HPE public warranty pages: along with the warranty summary and the E.U.L.A.







Software update





ClearPass 6.6.4 cumulative patch is released


We’re happy to announce that ClearPass 6.6.4 has been released. The Aruba Engineering team has worked tirelessly to develop the following new features:

  • Profiling Enhancements
    • Custom fingerprints will NOW always be evaluated before the downloaded fingerprints.
  • Enhanced Support for third parties
    • ClearPass now sends the user’s ClearPass role information to Palo Alto Networks firewalls during login. The role is unregistered from the firewall when the user logs out. For customers with lower end firewalls, it is recommended that they wait to update ClearPass as we’ll be making a further enhancement in a later release to make this a configurable option.
  • OnGuard Enhancements
    • The Windows Hotfixes Health class now supports checking of hotfix groups.
    • The Patch Management Health class now allows for AND/OR conditions between patch management products.
    • Added support for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.
    • Added support for French localisation of the OnGuard Agent.
  • OnConnect Enhancements
    • ClearPass now supports MAC Notification Traps from ArubaOS-Switches.
  • Hypervisor Support Enhancements
    • Validated support for VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (previously known as ESXi)
    • Validated support for Microsoft Hyper-V 2016 and Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V

The update images have been posted to the support site (Aruba Support site) and the software updates portal. As always, please take note of the ‘Changes of Behaviours’ section of the release notes.

Access ClearPass 6.6.4 Release Notes






HPE Intelligent Management Center 7.3 is released


IMC 7.3 is available from HPE.com since January 30th. IMC 7.3 includes:

  • Updated Classic UI – Improves the user experience
  • Alarm Correlation - Reduces information overload and helps pin point the cause of issues
  • IMC / Airwave integration – removes the requirements of WSM to provide integrated wired wireless management
  • IMC / OneView 3.0 integration – Automates ToR Provisioning
  • EVPN / VXLAN management – Define and manage static overlays between physical VTEPS
  • Phase I of Arista support
  • Many other enhancements













EMEA Atmosphere 2017 – Registration open!


The mobility trend continues at great pace and with new innovations continually hitting the market, EMEA Atmosphere 2017 is the ideal opportunity to take a step back and immerse in the network technologies that will drive your business forwards. At this year’s event, we will have some exciting new product announcements, a great line up of guest speakers from the world of mobility and, we will also be discussing industry use cases for the Internet of Things.

Date: 8th – 11th May 2017
Location: Disneyland Paris, France

The registration site is open, with more details on the agenda and session tracks.


















EMEA Airheads Technical Webinars – January to June 2017 calendar


The Airheads Technical Webinars are regularly scheduled live online technical discussions conducted by Aruba TAC team experts. The webinars are intended to help customer/partner engineers further develop their understanding of Aruba technology and solutions. Topics to be discussed will vary based on interest at the time or relevant Aruba technological topics or announcements. Register for upcoming Aruba webinars up until June 2017. Check out the calendar of scheduled topics here.











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