Express Configuration on AOS-CX

Express configuration provides a way to efficiently apply a predefined set of configuration settings to switches. Each set of configuration settings can contain settings for Network Analytics Engine (NAE Network Analytics Engine. The NAE feature within AOS-CX switches is a framework for automating the detection of issues and automating root cause analysis.) or device profile features.

To apply express configuration, 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 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. To enable MultiEdit MultiEdit mode allows configuring single or multiple AOS-CX switches using the CLI syntax. You can also view the difference between the Central running configuration and the switch running configuration. mode, move the MultiEdit toggle switch to the on position.

    The Device-Level Configuration page is displayed with the list of devices displayed in the Devices table.

    At the device level, the Devices table lists only the switch that you have selected. Also, a pop-up is displayed on the bottom-right corner of the page with the options View Config, Edit Config, and Express Config. Go to step 6.

  3. Search for a switch by entering a search query in the Contextual Search Engine field.

    For more information about search queries, see Device Search on AOS-CX.

  4. In the Devices table, select one or more switches by clicking the corresponding rows.

    A pop-up is displayed on the bottom-right corner of the page with options View Config, Edit Config, or Express Config.

  5. Click Express Config.

    The Express Config (N) window is displayed where N represents the number of switches selected.

  6. Select the required feature from the drop-down. The following features are supported:
    • Device Profile
    • Network Analytics Engine
  7. Configure the following parameters corresponding to the selected feature:

    Table 1: Device Profile Parameters





    Enables or disables the device profile configuration on the switches.

    Select or clear the check box.

    Profile Name

    Name of the device profile.

    This field is pre-configured and cannot be edited.

    VLAN Mode

    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. mode for the device profile. Depending on the VLAN mode, configure one of the following:

    • Access:
      • Access vlan—ID of the access VLAN.
    • Trunk:
      • Native vlan—ID of the native VLAN.
      • Allowed vlan list—Single or a range of allowed VLAN IDs.

    Integer in the range 1 to 4094.

    PoE Priority

    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. priority for the device.

    Low, High, Critical

    Allow Jumbo frames

    Enables or disables processing of jumbo frames by the switches.

    Select or clear the check box.

    Table 2: Network Analytics Engine Parameters



    NAE Script Name

    Name of the NAE script. You can also configure the agent parameters.

    The following NAE scripts are supported:

  8. Click Save.

You can view the express configuration that you apply in the Configuration Status page if the Auto-Commit state is off, or in the View Config page if the Auto-Commit state is on. For more information on viewing the pending changes, local overrides, and the configuration status, see Configuration Status of AOS-CX Switches.