Configuring Switch Ports on AOS-S Switches

To view the port details of a switch, complete the following steps:

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

        The dashboard context for the group is displayed.

      2. Under Manage, click Devices > Switches.
      3. Click the AOS-S or Config icon to view the switch configuration dashboard.
    • To select a switch in the filter:
      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 a switch under Device Name.

        The dashboard context for the switch is displayed.

      4. Under Manage, click Device.

        The tabs to configure the switch is displayed.

  2. Click Interface > Ports. The Ports page is displayed with the list of ports configured on the switch.

    The Unsupported transceivers toggle switch is enabled by default and the list of unsupported transceivers is displayed.

    Disabling the unsupported transceivers will cause all the ports with unsupported transceiver modules to go down.

    For AOS-S switches, the Ports page displays the following information:

    Table 1: Ports Page—AOS-S switches

    Name

    Description

    Value

    Port Number

    Indicates the number assigned to the switch port.

    Dependent on the switch type.

    Name

    Name of the port for easy identification.

    You can add or edit port names. However, do not delete port names as it may cause the config push to fail. The config push failure may also arise if you move a switch from a group configured with port names to a new group. This issue is only applicable to switch firmware versions earlier than 16.08.0002.

    For example:
    UPLINK-SRVR-ROOM.

     

    Admin Status

    Allows you to set the operational status of the port.

    Up or Down

    Speed-Duplex (Mbps)

    Allows you to set the maximum bandwidth of the port traffic.

    Select from drop-down menu.

     

    Default is Auto.

    Tunneled

    Indicates whether the port is tunneled or not.

    Enable or Disable

    To configure a Tunnel Node Server, see Configuring Tunnel Node Server on AOS-S Switches

    DHCP Snooping

    Status of port to filter 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.  messages received at the port.

    Trust or Untrust

    See Configuring DHCP Snooping on AOS-S Switches.

    Access Policy (In)

    Allows you to apply an existing access policy for the inbound traffic on the port.

    Select from drop-down menu.

    See Configuring Access Policies on AOS-S Switches.

    Access Policy (Out)

    Allows you to apply an existing access policy for the outbound traffic on the port.

    Select from drop-down menu.

    See Configuring Access Policies on AOS-S Switches.

    Trunk Group

    Displays the name of the trunk group to which the port is assigned.

    To configure a Trunk Group, see Configuring Trunk Groups on AOS-S Switches in UI Groups.

  3. Select the port row, click Edit. The Edit Ports window is displayed.
  4. Configure the required parameters.
  5. Click Save.

Support for Flexible Modules and SFP Ports

In Aruba Central, you can manage Flexible modules and SFP The Small Form-factor Pluggable. SFP is a compact, hot-pluggable transceiver that is used for both telecommunication and data communications applications. ports using template and UI groups. Flexible modules and SFP ports are supported on both standalone switches and switch stacks. In the case of standalone switches in UI groups, the Flexible modules and SFP ports can be managed only if the AOS-S switches are running 16.10.0010 or later firmware versions. These ports are available for configuration at both group and device-levels.

At the group-level, the port numbers for Flexible modules and SFP ports are listed in the Ports page as alphanumeric characters (A1-A4 and B1-B4). At the device-level, only the ports that are listed in the Ports page can push the configuration updates to Aruba Central.

When you insert a new module, you might need to reboot or re-sync the device to detect the ports in Aruba Central. If the Flexible modules and SFP ports are successfully detected, the audit trail displays the following message: Additional Alphanumeric SFP ports are detected. The Flexible modules and SFP ports will not be removed from Central even when the modules are removed physically from the device.