Configuring or Viewing Switch Properties

When you add a switch to a group, the switch inherits the configuration of the group.

It is not recommended to add a switch with an existing configuration to a group that already has a defined configuration. Aruba Central permits device-level overrides, however the overrides are resolved or preserved based on the requirements.

You can create a new group and add a pre-configured switch to that group so that the group inherits the configuration of the switch. If the switch inherits the group configuration, the configuration parameters are already defined. If required, you can edit these parameters. All factory default switches are provisioned in a new group and these parameters can also be defined at the group level.

To edit the configuration parameters for the switch in an UI group, 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 the Switches tab.
    The Switches page is displayed with the following information.

    Table 1: Switches Parameters

    Name

    Description

    Value

    MAC Address

    MAC Media Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network. address of the switch.

    Property inherited from the switch.

    Hostname

    Name of the host.

    A string.

    IP Assignment

    Method of IP assignment as static or 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. .

    Static or DHCP.

    IP Address

    IP address for static IP assignment.

    IPv4 address.

    Netmask

    Netmask for static IP assignment.

    Netmask address.

    Default Gateway

    Default gateway for static IP assignment.

    IPv4 address.

    Location

    Location of the switch.

    For example: Portland, Oregon.

    Contact

    Email address or phone number.

    For example: admin@xyzcompany.com.

  3. To edit the switch configuration parameters, select the row you want to edit and click the edit icon.
    The Edit Switches window is displayed.
  4. Edit the required parameters.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Save Settings.