IP Management System

Microbranch supports an IP address management system that aids in planning, tracking, and managing the IP addresses used within the network. With fewer devices, it is easier for administrators to manage the IP addresses through manual methods. With expansion in business, the number of devices within the network also increases and it becomes more difficult for administrators to manage and maintain the increasing number of IP addresses and devices. The IP Address Manager automates the IP address management tasks by distributing the IP addresses uniquely to the devices from the IP range to ensure seamless business connectivity.

In Aruba Central, the IP Address Manager allows you to configure and assign inner IP addresses to the Microbranch AP. It also allows you to configure DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  shared pools and assigns IP addresses to clients connecting to the Microbranch AP. The shared DHCP pool can be mapped to a client 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..

You can add a maximum number of 20 pools including both system IP pools and DHCP shared pools.

To navigate to the IP Address Manager page, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to Global.

    The dashboard context for Global is displayed.

  2. Under Manage, click Network Services > IP Address Manager.

    The IP Address Manager page is displayed.

For more information on configuring system IP pools and shared DHCP pools, see the following: