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Aruba Switching Fundamentals

Learn about ArubaOS switch technologies including: VLANs, secure access, MSTP, LACP, and switch virtualization with Aruba’s VSF. You also learn about IP Routing using static routes and OSPF


.3 Days From £1,215.00 excl. VAT


  • Introduction to Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

    • Describe market trends that are causing customers to transform in four key Transformation Areas

    • Describe how Aruba delivers the digital workplace

  • Switch CLI (Command Line Interface) Navigation

    • Describe out-of-band management

    • Complete the initial setup on ArubaOS switches

    • Verify configuration

  • Protecting Management Access

    • Explanation of in-band management

    • Protect in-band and out-of-band management access

    • Configure local authentication

    • Control the privilege level allowed to managers

  • Management of Software and Configurations

    • Overview of ArubaOS and file structures

    • Different methods for setting the software from which to boot

    • Software update

    • Saving and restoring configurations


    • Explain use cases for VLANs

    • Configure port-based VLANs on ArubaOS switches, using appropriate tagging

    • Implement basic IP routing between directly connected VLANs or links

  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

    • Understand and configure Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)

    • Understand how Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) provides load sharing and implement MSTP

  • Link Aggregation

    • Differentiate between different types of link aggregation and understand the benefits of Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)

    • Configure and troubleshoot link aggregation on ArubaOS switches

  • IP Routing

    • Configure static routes on ArubaOS switches

    • Interpret IP routing tables

    • Configure a basic OSPF solution

  • Virtual Switching Framework (VSF)

    • Understand how VSF works and the advantages that it provides

    • Configure and verify a simple VSF fabric

  • Wireless for Small-to-Medium Businesses (SMBs)

    • Understand the basics of wireless communications and 802.11 standards

    • Define a WLAN and differentiate between wireless security options

    • Configure basic settings on Aruba Instant Access Point (IAP)

    •  Form an Aruba Instant cluster

  • Aruba AirWave

    • Configure AirWave management settings on an IAP cluster

    • Configure SNMP v2c settings on ArubaOS switches

    • Discover ArubaOS switches in AirWave and bring switches and IAPs under monitoring and management

    • Implement zero touch provisioning (ZTP) for Aruba IAPs and ArubaOS switches


Experience and knowledge of the OSI Model, IP Addressing and Subnettting, TCP/UDP, VLANs, Spanning Tree and Routing would be beneficial.

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