Adding Devices to the Floor Plan

You can add planned devices or devices available in Aruba Central to a floor plan. Instead of real devices, planned devices are used to simulate AP behaviors (heatmap coverage) on the floor plan. You can match and replace planned devices with real devices that are available in Aruba Central.

To add the already deployed devices to the floor plan, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to one of the options under Sites.

    The dashboard context for the selected site is displayed.

  2. Under Manage > Overview, click Floor Plan.

    The Floor Plan dashboard is displayed.

  3. Select any one of the floors under All Floors and click Edit to modify the properties.

    If the dashboard is in List view, hover over any one of the floors and click Edit to modify the properties.

    If there are multiple floors, the floor plan view page allows you to select the floors from the drop-down list. Click Edit to modify the properties.

  4. Click the Add Deployed Devices.

    A list of provisioned APs is displayed.

    By default, devices that have already been added to Floor Plan are hidden. To show them, clear the Hide APs that are already added checkbox at the bottom of the list.

  5. Click and drag an AP to its proper location on the floor.

To add planned devices when creating a floor plan, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to one of the options under Sites.

    The dashboard context for the selected site is displayed.

  2. Under Manage > Overview, click Floor Plan.

    The Floor Plan dashboard is displayed.

  3. Select any one of the floors under All Floors and click Edit to modify the properties.

    If the dashboard is in List view, hover over any one of the floors and click Edit to modify the properties.

    If there are multiple floors, the floor plan view page allows you to select the floors from the drop-down list. Click Edit to modify the properties.

  4. Click Add Planned Devices and select a device type (model) from the list of available devices.
  5. Click and drag the device to the desired location on the floor.
  6. To replace a planned AP with an AP that is available in Aruba Central, click Auto-Match Planned Devices from the Action tab.

    To auto-match devices, ensure that you edit the device name or MAC Media Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network. address of the planned AP to match the name or MAC address of the AP added to Aruba Central.