Configuring Routing on AOS-S Switches

In Aruba Central 2.5.3, Routing configuration is moved from the IP Settings tab to the Routing tab.

Static routes provide a means for restricting and troubleshooting routed traffic flows and in small networks can provide the simplest and most reliable configuration for routing. Static routes are manually configured in the routing table.

To enable routing and to add routes on 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 Routing. The Routing page is displayed.
  3. To enable routing, move the Routing toggle switch to the on position.

    Before enabling routing, you must already have configured a path to the gateway.

  4. In the Routes table, click + to add a 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. and configure the following parameters:

    Table 1: Routing Path Parameters

    Name

    Description

    Value

    Network

    A valid network IP address for the destination network or host.

    IPv4 address.

    Netmask

    Netmask of the IP address.

    Netmask address.

    Gateway

    Default gateway IP address.

    IPv4 address.

    Metric

    A parameter used by the routers to determine the best optimal path for routing traffic.

    This is a fixed metric for static IP routes, and is set to “1”.

    Distance

    The administrative distance helps routers determine the best route when there are multiple routes to the destination. A lower value is recommended.

    The default administrative distance for static IP routes is 1, but can be configured to any value in the range of 1 - 255.

    If the routing metric and administrative distance are set to a lower value for static routes, switches use the static IP routes as the best route for routing traffic.

  5. Click Save.
  6. To delete a route, hover over the row for the route in the Routes table and click the delete icon in the Distance column. Click Yes in the confirmation window.