Aruba Central Online Help
To configure general network profile settings, complete the following steps in thetab:
, enter the following information:
- —Enter a name.
- —Select port(s) from the drop-down list.
- —Select the appropriate value from the Speed and Duplex drop-down list. Contact your network administrator if you need to assign specific speed and duplex parameters.
—Select a port mode from the drop-down to bond or unbond the wired ports:
- Uplink/bonded state—To bond the wired ports
- Downlink/unbonded state—To unbond the wired ports
section, configure the following parameters:
- PoE Power over Ethernet. PoE is a technology for wired Ethernet LANs to carry electric power required for the device in the data cables. The IEEE 802.3af PoE standard provides up to 15.4 W of power on each port.. —Turn on the toggle switch to enable
- —Indicates if the port is up or down.
- STP Spanning Tree Protocol. STP is a network protocol that builds a logical loop-free topology for Ethernet networks. on the wired port profile. STP ensures that there are no loops in any bridged Ethernet Ethernet is a network protocol for data transmission over LAN. network and operates on all downlink ports, regardless of forwarding mode. STP does not operate on uplink ports and is supported only on APs with three or more ports. By default, STP is disabled on wired port profiles. —Turn on the toggle switch to enable
- —Turn on the toggle switch to enable loop protection on the wired port profile. The loop protection feature detects and avoids the formation of loops on the Ethernet ports of an AP. When an AP detects a loop on a secure jack port, it shuts down the port to disable it from receiving or sending any frames. By default, the Loop Detection Interval is set to 2 Seconds. This indicates how frequently the loop detection packets are sent to detect loops.
- —Turn on the toggle switch to enable storm control broadcast on the wired port profile. If the number of broadcast packets per second on one port of an AP exceeds the configured threshold, the port is shutdown. The storm control broadcast is set in packets per second after which the port is shutdown. The default value is 2000 packets per second.
- —Turn on the toggle switch to enable automatic recovery on the wired port profile. After the automatic recovery, if the loop reoccurs, then the port is shutdown again. The supported range is 30 to 43200 seconds and the default value is 300 seconds.
- —Enter the time duration after which an inactive user is disabled from the network. The user must undergo the authentication process to re-join the network.
- —Turn on the toggle switch to enable 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard on the device. This option allows the device to consume less power during periods of low data activity. This setting can be enabled for provisioned APs or AP groups through the wired port network. If this feature is enabled for an AP group, APs in the group that do not support 802.3.az ignore this setting. This option is available for APs that support a minimum of 220.127.116.11 version.
- VLAN Virtual Local Area Network. In computer networking, a single Layer 2 network may be partitioned to create multiple distinct broadcast domains, which are mutually isolated so that packets can only pass between them through one or more routers; such a domain is referred to as a Virtual Local Area Network, Virtual LAN, or VLAN. traffic. It enables the client isolation and disable all peer-to-peer communication. Client isolation disables inter-client communication by allowing only client to gateway traffic from clients to flow in the network. All other traffic from the client that is not destined to the gateway or configured servers will not be forwarded by the AP. This feature enhances the security of the network and protects it from vulnerabilities. —Turn on the toggle switch to disable intra
The VLANs details page is displayed.