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Managing Campus Network with Aruba Central

Learn to use Aruba Central to manage Aruba Instant WLANs and Aruba Switches. Configure visitor access. View analytics, device and client connectivity and health.

2 Days From £1,036.00 excl. VAT


  • Introduction

    • Central introduction

    • Latest Central cloud-based management feaetures

    • Options for IAP clusters and Aruba access switches

    • Networking, configuration, guest management, report generation and maintenance

  • Managed Services Provider (MSP) Mode

    • Learn how to change a Central account to an MSP account

    • Changes with an MSP account verses a standalone Central account

    • Customize your SP information and customer's logo

  • Onboarding

    • Basic process for onboarding devices using Zero touch, cloud key and manually adding devices

    • Smartphone installations

    • Registering a Central account

    • Subscriptions to manage devices

    • Troubleshooting onboarding issues

  • Groups, Sites, Labels

    • Set up groups for device configurations

    • Create labels to filter devices for monitoring, managing and reporting purposes

    • Use sites for installation as well as monitoring, managing and reporting

  • IAP and Aruba Switch Configuration

    • Group essentials for configuration

    • Configuring a new WLAN with an access method

    • How to name APs

    • Introduction to Guest Access features

    • Central management of Aruba access switches

    • How to configure and monitor Aruba switches

  • Visual RF

    • Set up Visual RF floorplans for planning and monitoring

    • Verify the AP heatmaps and client locations.

    • Plan an RF layout for new sites

    • Review the topology layout of the network

  • Monitoring & Troubleshooting

    • Overview of monitoring and troubleshooting for groups and devices.

    • Attach labels, look for IAPS and clients, apply console commands and use troubleshooting commands.

    • Overview of Wireless Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Protection System (IPS)

    • IPS and IDS configuration and monitoring options

  • Clarity, Presence analytic, AppRF

    • View application visibility to identify usage and network activity on websites

    • Clarity subscriptions for network analytics and insight

    • Presence Analytics subscription to view customer traffic and provide details concerning new visitors and loyal customers

  • UCC

    • Be familiar with Aruba Central’s Unified Communications app (UCC)

    • Available subscriptions with UCC

    • Activity graphs

    • Configure UC within a network

  • Administration and Maintenance

    • Create an administrative user

    • Assign pre-configured roles and a customized role

    • Generate reports for viewing network information, compliance and performance.

    • Manage device firmware on your network

    • Monitor the Audit Trail

    • Introduction into API and certificates


  • Basic WLAN terminology and concepts

  • Knowledge of wired and wireless networking design and operations

  • Experience installing network monitoring software

  • Students taking this class may complete the following self-paced online courses available to view at no charge on the Aruba Web Site

  • Wired Fundamentals gives a brief overview of the wired networking principles used in Aruba products.

  • Wireless Fundamentals outlines wireless networking concepts and technology.

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