Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect Integration

The integration of Unity EdgeConnect devices in Aruba Central enables monitoring the network health of a site from end-user perspective, as seen by the Unity EdgeConnect devices deployed in a site. Once integrated with Aruba Central, the high-level summary of Unity EdgeConnect device alerts are displayed in the EdgeConnect Status field of the Network Health card in Map view.

Unity EdgeConnect Device and Aruba Central Site Mapping

In Silver Peak Unity Orchestrator, when you add or update location details of an Unity EdgeConnect device, the Unity EdgeConnect device is automatically mapped with an Aruba Central site. This automatic mapping will happen only if the Unity EdgeConnect device is located within an agreeable distance range from an Aruba Central site. If a site is not available in Aruba Central, you must create a site from Aruba Central, and then check for the list of updated sites from the Unity Orchestrator. For more information about creating and managing sites in Aruba Central, see Managing Sites.

However, if you want to change the Unity EdgeConnect device and Aruba Central site mapping, you can override the auto mapping by updating the Unity EdgeConnect device location details from the Unity Orchestrator.

EdgeConnect Status field in Network Health Card

The EdgeConnect Status field in the Network Health card displays the critical alarm coming from Unity EdgeConnect devices at a site that is created and managed by Aruba Central. This information is displayed only when there is at least one Unity EdgeConnect device that is deployed in the site.

To display the EdgeConnect Status field of the Network Health card in the Network Health dashboard, complete the following steps:

  1. Ensure that you have created necessary sites in Aruba Central, which needs to be auto-mapped to existing sites in Unity Orchestrator.
  2. Generate an API token and enable Unity EdgeConnect integration in Aruba Central. For more information, see Unity EdgeConnect devices Integration in Aruba Central.
  3. Configure Unity EdgeConnect integration using the generated API token in Silver Peak Unity Orchestrator Dashboard. For more information, see Aruba Central Integration in Unity Orchestrator.
  4. Ensure that the Unity EdgeConnect device is mapped to a site in Aruba Central.

Clicking on one of the link redirects you to the Alarms tab in Unity Orchestrator from Aruba Central for further troubleshooting. The following image displays the Network Health card for a test site. The highlighted part of the Network Health card displays the EdgeConnect Status field along with the corresponding device status.

For more information about each field in the Network health card, see Network Health Dashboard.

Figure 1  EdgeConnect Devices with Major alarms Status in Network Dashboard Summary View

Figure 2  EdgeConnect Status Devices with Good Status in Network Dashboard Summary View

Figure 3  EdgeConnect Devices with Major alarms Status in Network Dashboard List View

Figure 4  EdgeConnect Devices with Good Status in Network Dashboard List View

The Unity Orchestrator Alarms site integration with Aruba Central is achieved through APIs to monitor end-user experience at a given site.

Unity EdgeConnect devices Integration in Aruba Central

To generate an API token and enable Unity Orchestrator integration, log in to Aruba Central and complete the steps in Creating Application and Token.

The values of the following fields are required for Aruba Central integration in the Unity Orchestrator dashboard.

  • Client ID
  • Client Secret

Aruba Central Integration in Unity Orchestrator

To configure Unity EdgeConnect integration using the generated API token, complete the following steps:

  1. Log in to Unity Orchestrator site.
  2. Navigate to Orchestrator > Aruba Central > Aruba Central Site Mapping.
  3. Click Aruba Central Account.
  4. Configure the following parameters with information generated from Aruba Central:
    1. Customer ID—Configure the Customer ID generated from Aruba Central.
    2. Email—Enter the Email provided in Aruba Central.
    3. Password—Enter the Aruba Central password.

      If you do not remember the password, you must reset the Aruba Central password from the Aruba Central.

    4. Client ID—Configure the Client ID generated from Aruba Central.
    5. Client Secret—Configure the Client Secret generated from Aruba Central.
  5. Click Add.

    The value of Aruba Central is changed to Connected.

When the Aruba Central integration is completed, the EdgeConnect Status field of the Network Health card is displayed in the Map view of the Network Health dashboard, within the range of 5-10 minutes. Clicking on one of the link redirects you to the Alarms tab in Unity Orchestrator from Aruba Central for further troubleshooting.