Before you get started with the deployment operations for access points (APs), browse through the list of Supported Instant APs in Aruba Central.
The UI-based provisioning of APs is available for AP Foundation and Advanced licenses.
Deploying Access Points in Aruba Central
The following figure illustrates a basic AP deployment and WLAN Wireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. setup workflow in Aruba Central.
Figure 1 Getting Started
To deploy the APs and to configure a basic WLAN setup, complete the following steps:
To manage APs from Aruba Central, you should onboard the APs to the device inventory and assign a valid license.
For more information about on-boarding devices and assigning licenses to devices, see the Devices section in the HPE GreenLake Edge to Cloud Platform User Guide.
You can access Aruba Central from the HPE GreenLake portal. For more information, see Accessing Aruba Central .
The devices provisioned in your Aruba Central account are listed on the Organization > Network Structure > Device Preprovisioning page. For more information about pre-provisioning the devices, see Device Pre-provisioning.
Using Aruba Central, you can manage the devices as follows:
- Create groups and assign devices to groups. For more information about assigning devices to groups, see Assign Devices to Groups.
- Create sites and assign devices to sites. For more information about assigning devices to sites, see Managing Sites.
- Create labels and assign labels to devices. For more information about assigning labels to devices, see Manage Labels.
The following are the basic WLAN configuration steps to deploy an AP. For more information about advanced AP configuration and deployment steps, see Configure Instant APs in Aruba Central:
- The initial setup requires you to specify the country code for the country in which the AP operates. For more information about setting a country code for the AP, see Setting Country Code.
- On Access Points > Show Advanced > Config > System tab, you can configure the system parameters for an AP. For more information about configuring general system parameters for an AP in Aruba Central, see Configuring System Parameters for an IAP .
- A wireless network profile allows you to establish a secure network connection between the AP and the client. You can create a wireless SSID Service Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. network profile on Access Points > Config > WLANs tab. For more information about creating a wireless network profile in Aruba Central, see Configure Wireless Network Profiles on APs.
- On Access Points > Config > WLANs tab, you can create a secure wireless network profile and access rules for the guest users to use the enterprise Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. network. For more information about configuring a guest network profile, see Configuring Wireless Networks for Guest Users on IAPs.
- After configuring the network profile in WLANs tab, you can review the configuration changes for the devices provisioned. For more information about auditing the configuration changes, see Configure Configuration Audit Properties.
Following are the steps to monitor the APs in Aruba Central:
- The AP dashboard and the health bar provides the overall health of the devices configured in Aruba Central. For more information about monitoring the APs in Aruba Central, see Monitoring Access Points in Aruba Central.
- The Summary tab in the AP dashboard provides the device details, network information, radio details including the topology of clients connected to each radio, and the health status of the AP in the network. For more information about AP summary page, see Summary Tab in Access Point Dashboard.
- The AI Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. AI reduces trouble tickets by identifying the network entity that is facing problems through event correlation and root cause analysis. Insights, Location, and client sessions details for the client. For more information about client summary details, see Clients Connected to Wireless Networks. page displays the client summary details,
- On Aruba Central. For more information about configuring alerts and events, see Alerts and Events. > page, you can configure various types of alerts in
- On Aruba Central. For more information about creating and viewing reports, see Reports. > page, you can configure and view various types of reports in
Following are the steps to maintain the APs in Aruba Central:
- On Managing Firmware Upgrades. > dashboard page, you can view the AP firmware details, upgrade the device firmware to the latest version supported, and set firmware compliance. For more information about steps to upgrade the device to latest firmware, see
- On Aruba Central. For more information about audit logs, see Audit Trail. > page, you can view the logs generated for device management, configuration, and user management events triggered in
- On Aruba Central. For more information about troubleshooting, see Troubleshooting Tools. > menu, you can troubleshoot and diagnose the device and network issues in