Creating a Group Persona with ArubaOS 10 Architecture

To manage device configuration using configuration containers in Aruba Central, you can create a group and assign devices. During the group creation, you can assign a device persona and select an architecture for the group.

Adding a Group

To add a group and assign a persona and ArubaOS 10 ArubaOS 10 (AOS 10) is the distributed network operating system working with Aruba Central that controls Aruba Access Points (APs) and optional gateways. architecture, complete the following steps:

  1. From the Aruba Central app, filter 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. Click (+) Add Group on the Groups table.

    The Add Group page is displayed.

  5. Enter a name for the group.

    To name a group, see the following guidelines:

    By default, Aruba Central enables the UI-based configuration. The template-based configuration is displayed only when you select devices in the Add group page. Use the toggle button to enable the Configure using templates.

  6. Select device types that will be part of this group. A group can contain following devices:
    • Access points
    • Gateways
    • Switches

    For detailed device combinations, refer to the Device Combinations table.

  7. Click Next.

    By default the Aruba Instant OS architecture is applied for access points and gateways.

  8. Select the check box for Make these the preferred group settings optionally to save the architecture and persona settings of the current group for subsequent group creations.
  9. Click Add.

    A group with persona configuration is created.

  • The group created by an user role that has read and write access is displayed in the Groups list only after that group is assigned to the user by the administrator on HPE Greenlake. For information about how to assign a group to the user, see HPE Greenlake User Guide.
  • You can also create a group that uses different provisioning methods for switch, IAP, and Gateway device categories. For example, you can create a group with template-based provisioning method for switches and UI-based provisioning method for Instant APs and Gateways.

Device Combinations for ArubaOS 10 Architecture

The following table lists the valid combinations for a group persona with ArubaOS 10 architecture.

Table 1: Device Combinations for a Group Persona with ArubaOS 10 Architecture

Device Type

Architecture

AP Network Role

Gateway Network Role Switches Monitoring Only

Access Points

ArubaOS 10

  • Campus/Branch
  • Microbranch

N/A

N/A

N/A

Gateways

ArubaOS 10

N/A

N/A

N/A

Switches

N/A

N/A

N/A

  • AOS-CX only
  • AOS-S only
  • Both AOS-CX and AOS-S
  • Monitoring only for AOS-S
  • Monitoring only for AOS-CX
  • Access Points
  • Gateways

ArubaOS 10

  • Campus/Branch
  • Microbranch
  • Mobility
  • Branch
  • N/A (when AP role is Microbranch)

N/A

N/A

  • Access Points
  • Switches

ArubaOS 10

  • Campus/Branch
  • Microbranch

N/A

  • AOS-CX only
  • AOS-S only
  • Both AOS-CX and AOS-S
  • Monitoring only for AOS-S
  • Monitoring only for AOS-CX
  • Access Points
  • Gateways
  • Switches

ArubaOS 10

  • Campus/Branch
  • Microbranch
  • Mobility
  • Branch
  • N/A (when AP role is Microbranch)
  • AOS-CX only
  • AOS-S only
  • Both AOS-CX and AOS-S
  • Monitoring only for AOS-S
  • Monitoring only for AOS-CX

Editing a Group

You can edit a group to add a new device type to the group. The group architecture and persona cannot be changed through group edit. You can mark the settings of an edited group as preferred settings for subsequent group creations.

To edit a group, complete the following steps:

  1. From the Aruba Central app, filter All Groups.
  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 edit an existing group, hover over the group in the groups table and click the Edit Group icon.

    The Edit Group page is displayed.

  5. Add a new device type and its persona.
  6. For valid edit operations, refer to the Editing a Group table.
  7. Select check box for Make these the preferred group settings optionally to save the architecture and persona settings of the current group for subsequent group creations.
  8. Click Save.

    The group edit changes are saved.

The following table lists the behavior for various edit operations:

Table 2: Editing a Group

Original State

Action

Edit Group Behavior

Architecture

Devices and Persona

ArubaOS 10

Access Points - Campus/Branch

No Gateways

No Switches

  • Add Gateways
  • Add Switches

Allowed

Gateways persona - Mobility or Branch

 

Switch types: AOS-CX only or AOS-S only or Both AOS-CX and AOS-S

ArubaOS 10

Access Points - Microbranch

No Gateways

No Switches

  • Add Gateways
  • Add Switches

Adding Gateways is not allowed

 

Switch types: AOS-CX only or AOS-S only or Both AOS-CX and AOS-S

ArubaOS 10

No Access Points

Gateways - Mobility or Branch

No Switches

  • Add Access Points
  • Add Switches

Allowed

Access Points persona - Campus/Branch

 

Switch types: AOS-CX only or AOS-S only or Both AOS-CX and AOS-S

ArubaOS 10

No Access Points

Gateways - VPN Concentrator

No Switches

  • Add Access Points
  • Add Switches

Adding Access Points is not allowed

 

Switch types: AOS-CX only or AOS-S only or Both AOS-CX and AOS-S

No architecture

No Access Points

No Gateways

Switches - AOS-CX only or AOS-S only or Both AOS-CX and AOS-S

  • Add Access Points
  • Add Gateways (N/A - when AP role is Microbranch)

Allowed

 

Architecture - ArubaOS 10 or ArubaOS 8

 

Access Points persona - Campus/Branch or Microbranch

 

Gateways persona - Mobility or Branch or VPN Concentrator