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:

  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 icon 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. Toggle the switch next to the Use preferred group settings.
  7. From the Group will contain section, select the switch check box.
  8. Click Next.
  9. 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.

  10. 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.
  11. Click Add.

    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. For information about how to assign a group to the user, see the Manage section in the HPE GreenLake Edge to Cloud Platform User Guide.

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.