Switch Dashboard

In the Aruba Central app, the switch dashboard is displayed when the filter is set to a switch. To navigate to a switch dashboard, see About the Aruba Central App User Interface.

The following table lists all the available menu items in the Aruba Central app for the switch dashboard.

Some tabs may not be seen in your dashboard view if you are not an administrator for the Aruba Central account. Also, some tabs or some fields inside tabs are only applicable either for AOS-S or AOS-CX switches.

Table 1: Contents of the Switch Dashboard

Left Navigation Menu

First-Level Tabs

Description

Manage > Overview

Summary

Displays details about a specific switch, including device information, network summary, and port and hardware status. It also displays uplink and usage details. Use the time range filter to change the time period for the displayed information.

See Summary Tab in Switch Dashboard.

Hardware

Displays switch hardware details, including status of power supplies and fans, CPU Central Processing Unit. A CPU is an electronic circuitry in a computer for processing instructions. and memory utilization, and device temperature.

See Hardware Tab in Switch Dashboard.

Routing

Displays routing information for the switch, such as, type of route, number of static and connected routes, and distance of the route.

See Routing Tab in Switch Dashboard.

NOTE: The Routing tab is displayed only for AOS-S switches.

AI Insights

Displays information on switch performance issues, such as, PoE Power over Ethernet. PoE is a technology for wired Ethernet LANs to carry electric power required for the device in the data cables. The IEEE 802.3af PoE standard provides up to 15.4 W of power on each port. issues, port errors, port flaps, airtime utilization, and memory utilization.

See AI Insights Tab in Switch Dashboard.

Manage > Clients

Clients

Displays details about the wired clients that are connected to the switch.

See Clients Tab in Switch Dashboard.

Neighbours

Displays details about the devices neighboring the switch.

See Neighbours Tab in Switch Dashboard.

Manage > LAN

Ports

Displays details about ports and the LAGs configured in the switch. Also displays information about AOS-CX switch stacks and stack-related errors.

See Ports Tab in Switch Dashboard.

For information about AOS-CX switch stack-related errors, see Monitoring AOS-CX Switch Stacks.

PoE

Displays details about PoE status, PoE ports, and the power consumption from these ports.

See PoE Tab in Switch Dashboard.

VLAN

Displays VLAN Virtual Local Area Network. In computer networking, a single Layer 2 network may be partitioned to create multiple distinct broadcast domains, which are mutually isolated so that packets can only pass between them through one or more routers; such a domain is referred to as a Virtual Local Area Network, Virtual LAN, or VLAN. information configured on the switch and details about tagged and untagged ports.

See VLAN Tab in Switch Dashboard.

Manage > VSX

VSX

Displays VSX Virtual Switching Extension. VSX is a virtualization technology for aggregation/core switches running the AOS-CX operating system. This solution lets the switches present as one virtualized switch in critical areas. configuration details between AOS-CX switches and the status of the inter-switch link (ISL Inter-Switch Link. ISL is a layer 2 interface between two VSX peer switches.).

See VSX Details in Switch Dashboard.

NOTE: The VSX tab is displayed only for AOS-CX switch series.

Manage > Device (AOS-S)

AOS-SConfiguration using UI groups

Enables AOS-S configuration in the AOS-S Config view. See Configuring or Viewing AOS-S Properties in UI Groups.

Configuration using UI groups contains the following second-level tabs:

AOS-SConfiguration using templates

See Configuring AOS-S Switches using Template Groups.

Configuration of AOS-S switches using template groups contains the following second-level tabs:

AOS-S Stack—Configuration using templates

Configuration of AOS-S stacks using template groups contains the following second-level tabs:

Manage > Device (AOS-CX)

AOS-CXConfiguration using UI groups

Enables AOS-CX configuration in the AOS-CX Config view. See Configuring AOS-CX Switches in UI Groups.

Configuration using UI groups allows you to configure the following features:

AOS-CXConfiguration using templates

Enables AOS-CX switch configuration in the AOS-CX view.

See AOS-CX Configuration Using Templates.

Configuration of AOS-CX switches using template groups contains the following second-level tabs:

AOS-CXConfiguration using MultiEdit MultiEdit mode allows configuring single or multiple AOS-CX switches using the CLI syntax. You can also view the difference between the Central running configuration and the switch running configuration. mode

Enables AOS-CX configuration using the MultiEdit mode in the AOS-CX Config view. View and edit configuration on the AOS-CX switches using the CLI syntax. You can also apply predefined set of configuration settings such as NAE Network Analytics Engine. The NAE feature within AOS-CX switches is a framework for automating the detection of issues and automating root cause analysis. to the switches. See Configuring and Viewing AOS-CX Switches in MultiEdit Mode .

Configuration using the MultiEdit mode contains the following options:

  • View Config—View configuration of AOS-CX switches and find differences in the configuration across switches. See Viewing Configuration on AOS-CX.
  • Edit Config—Edit configuration for one or more AOS-CX switches in the MultiEdit mode. Edit the entire configuration in a familiar looking CLI with syntax checking, colorization, and command completion. See Editing Configuration on AOS-CX. For information about commands that are not supported in the MultiEdit mode, see Commands Not Supported in the MultiEdit Mode.
  • Express Config—Apply predefined set of configuration settings such as NAE scripts and device profile to a single or multiple switches. See Express Configuration on AOS-CX.

AOS-CX VSF Stack—Configuration

Enables AOS-CX switch stack configuration in the AOS-CX view. See AOS-CX VSF Stack.

Analyze > Alerts & Events

Alerts & Events

The Alerts & Events tab displays all types of alerts and events generated for events pertaining to device provisioning, configuration, and user management. See Alerts and Events.

 

You can also configure and enable certain categories of switch alerts.

See AOS-S Switch Alerts and AOS-CX Switch Alerts.

Analyze > Audit Trail

Audit Trail

Displays the details of logs generated for all device management, configuration, and user management events triggered in Aruba Central.

See Audit Trail.

Analyze > Tools

 

Network Check

The Network Check tab allows administrators and users with troubleshooting permission to diagnose issues related to wired network connections.

See Troubleshooting Switch Connectivity Issues.

Device Check

The Device Check tab allows network administrators and users with troubleshooting permission to identify, diagnose, and debug issues on AOS-S and AOS-CX switches using predefined tests.

See Troubleshooting Device Issues.

Commands

The Commands tab allows network administrators and user with troubleshooting permission to identify, diagnose, and debug issues on AOS-S and AOS-CX switches at an advanced level using commands.

See Troubleshooting Switches.

Console

The Console tab allows you to open a remote console for a CLI session through SSH Secure Shell. SSH is a network protocol that provides secure access to a remote device. for a gateway, switch, and access point to troubleshoot device issues.

See Remote Console Session.

Analyze > Reports

Reports

The Reports tab allows you to create, manage, and view various reports. You can create recurrent reports, generate reports on demand, or schedule reports to run at a later time.

See Reports.

Maintain > Firmware

Switches

The Switches tab allows the user to view the firmware details and upgrade the devices provisioned in Aruba Central.

See Managing Firmware Upgrades.