Creating Groups for Switches
You can create a group with switches only in it or you can also add a switch to an existing group containing other devices such as APs and gateways. A switch group will not have any architecture.
Adding a Switch Group
To add a switch group, complete the following steps:
- From the Aruba Central app, filter .
By default, the Network Structure tab is displayed.
, click .
- Click the
The Groups page is displayed.
- Click +
The Add Group page is displayed.
icon on the Groups table.
- Enter a name for the group.
To name a group, see the following guidelines:
- The group name can be a maximum of 32 single byte ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange. An ASCII code is a numerical representation of a character or an action. characters if you use the UI to create the names. However, if you are using an NB API Northbound Application Programming Interface. A northbound interface is an application programming interface (API) or protocol that allows a lower-level network component to communicate with a higher-level or more central component., the character limit increases to 128.
- The group name supports alphanumeric characters and hyphen, underscore, and space as special characters.
- System-defined group names such as default, unprovisioned, and global are not allowed in group names.
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.
- Toggle the switch next to the Use preferred group settings.
- From the Group will contain section, select the switch check box.
- Click Next.
- Select the type of switches used in this group:
- AOS-CX only
- AOS-S only
- Both AOS-CX and AOS-S
You can select the 'Monitoring only for AOS-S' option for the AOS-S switches for an UI group. This option is not available for a template group.
- 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.
A group for the selected switch type 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.
The following animation shows you how to create a group for switches.
To add a switch type to an existing group, see Creating a Group Persona with ArubaOS 8 Architecture.