Cloning a Group

Cloning a group will clone the same architecture and persona from the source group.

If the architecture setting of a source group is ArubaOS 8, you can upgrade the architecture to ArubaOS 10 for the cloned group. If the architecture setting of a source group is ArubaOS 10, the architecture cannot be changed and it can only be cloned to a new ArubaOS 10 group. For more information on upgrading the clone group architecture from ArubaOS 8 to ArubaOS 10, see Upgrading Device Architecture while Cloning.

When an ArubaOS 10 group is cloned, only bridge SSID Service Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. is copied; Overlay or tunnel mode SSID is not cloned. For more information on limitations for a cloned group, see Caveats for Group Management.

To clone a group, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.

    By default, the Network Structure tab is displayed.

  3. Click the Groups tile.

    The Groups page is displayed.

  4. To create a clone of an existing group, hover over the group in the groups table and click the Clone Group icon.

    The Clone Group page is displayed.

  5. Enter a name for the group.

    To name a group, see the following guidelines:

  6. Click Clone.

    A new group is created from the source group settings.

When you clone a group, Aruba Central also copies the configuration templates applied to the devices in the group.