Using Configuration Status on AOS-CX

Aruba Central provides an audit dashboard for reviewing configuration changes for the AOS-CX switches provisioned in UI groups. The Configuration Status page displays the configuration status of the switches, pending changes, and local overrides present in the AOS-CX switches. It also provides options to push uncommitted changes to the switches.

To view and commit the configuration changes, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, select one of the following options:
    • To select a group in the filter:
      1. Set the filter to a group.

        The dashboard context for the group is displayed.

      2. Under Manage, click Devices > Switches.
      3. A list of switches is displayed in the List view.

      4. Click the AOS-CX or Config icon to view the AOS-CX switch configuration dashboard.
    • To select a switch:
      1. Set the filter to Global or a group containing at least one switch.
      2. Under Manage, click Devices > Switches.

        A list of switches is displayed in the List view.

      3. Click an AOS-CX switch under Device Name.

        The dashboard context for the switch is displayed.

      4. Under Manage, click Device.

        The AOS-CX UI configuration page is displayed.

  2. Click Configuration Status.

    The Configuration Status page is displayed with details about the configuration status of AOS-CX switches.

    The page displays the following information at the group and device levels:

    •  At the group level:
      • Auto-commit Changes State section—Click a number to view corresponding results filtered in the Auto Commit State column in the Switches table.
        • Devices auto-commit state—Count of switches that have the auto-commit state on and off.
      • Configuration Issues section—Click a number to view corresponding results filtered in the Config Status column in the Switches table.
        • Pending changes—Count of switches that have configuration changes that are pending commitment to the switch.
        • Configuration errors—Count of switches for which errors in the pending configuration caused an attempted commit to fail.

        In the Config Status column, click the link corresponding to the status to view the pending changes in a configuration or the Error - Configuration conflicts link to view any issues in a pending configuration. For more information, see Viewing and Committing Configuration Issues and Pending Changes at the Group Level.

      • Local Overrides section—Click a number to view corresponding results filtered in the Local Overrides column in the Switches table.
        • Switches with overrides—Count of switches that have device level configuration changes.
        • Switches without overrides—Count of switches that do not have device level configuration changes.
    •  At the device level:
      • Auto-commit Changes State section—Enable or disable the auto-commit mode by moving the toggle switch to the on or off position.
        • Toggle switch in the on position—Displays a message that the configuration changes will be committed to the device immediately.
        • Toggle switch in the off position—Displays a message that the configuration changes will not be committed to the device immediately.
      • Configuration State Issues section—Displays a message defining the status of configuration on the switch. For a list of all status messages, see the description of the Config Status column in Table 1.

        Click the Pending Changes link to view the pending changes in a configuration or the Error - Configuration conflicts link to view any issues in a pending configuration. For more information, see Viewing and Committing Configuration Issues and Pending Changes at the Group Level.

      • Overrides section—Displays a message to indicate whether there are any overrides in the switch configuration at the device level or not.
  3.  Click the number in the sections to apply the corresponding filter in the Switches table.

    The Switches table displays the following information:

    The Switches table appears only at the group level.

    Table 1: Details in the Switches Tables

    Column

    Description

    Value

    Name

    Name of the switch.

     

    Auto Commit State

    Status of the auto commit option for the switch.

    On, Off

    Config Status

    Status of switch configuration between the device and Aruba Central. The following statuses are available:

    • Error - Configuration conflicts
    • Error - Internal error
    • Error - Login pending
    • Error - Modified outside Central
    • Offline
    • Pending changes
    • Pending changes - Offline
    • Pending group configuration
    • Synchronized
    • Synchronizing

     

    Local Overrides

    Indicates whether any overrides exist in the switches.

    Yes, No

Viewing and Committing Configuration Issues and Pending Changes at the Group Level

To view and commit configuration issues and pending changes in AOS-CX switches at the group level, complete the following steps:

  1. To view the pending changes in a configuration click the link corresponding to the following statuses in the Config Status column for the switch:
    • Error - Internal error
    • Error - Modified outside Central
    • Pending changes
    • Pending changes - Offline
    • Synchronizing

    The Pending Configuration Changes window is displayed for that switch. This window displays the running and pending configurations of the switch and lets you review the changes made in configuration.

  2. Click one of the following buttons depending on the status:
    • Click Commit Now—Displayed only when the user has modify permissions for the group, and when auto-commit state is off and there are pending changes but no errors.

      Click this button to push the pending changes to the switch.

    • Click Close—Click this button to close the Pending Configuration Changes window without modifying the switch configuration.
  3. To view issues with a pending configuration, click the Error - Configuration conflicts link in the Config Status column for the switch.

    The Configuration Conflicts window is displayed for that switch. This window displays a description for each error and the line number in the configuration file where the error has occurred.

    The line number displayed in the Configuration Conflicts window might not be same as in the configuration editor. You must look for the correct line in the editor by searching the command where the error occurs.

  4. Click Close.

Viewing and Committing Configuration Issues and Pending Changes at the Device Level

 To view and commit configuration issues and pending changes in AOS-CX switches at the device level, complete the following steps:

  1. To view the pending changes in a configuration click the Pending Changes link in the Configuration State Issues section.

    The Pending Configuration Changes window is displayed for that switch. This window displays the running and pending configurations of the switch and lets you review the changes made in configuration.

    If the pending changes do not have any errors, the Commit Now button is displayed, both in the Configuration State Issues section and in the Pending Configuration Changes window.

  2. Click Commit Now to push the pending changes to the switch.
  3. To view issues with a pending configuration, click the Error - Configuration conflicts link in the Configuration State Issues section.

    The Configuration Conflicts window is displayed for that switch. This window displays a description for each error and the line number in the configuration file where the error has occurred.

    The line number displayed in the Configuration Conflicts window might not be same as in the configuration editor. You must look for the correct line in the editor by searching the command where the error occurs.

  4. Click Close.