Creating Console Session

Aruba Central allows you to run CLI commands directly on the device through SSH Secure Shell. SSH is a network protocol that provides secure access to a remote device. sessions to diagnose any devise issues in the network.

To create a new session, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, select one of the following options:
    • To select a group, label, site, or all devices in the filter, set the filter to one of the options under Groups, Labels, or Sites. For all devices, set the filter to Global.

      The dashboard context for the selected filter is displayed.

    • To select a device in the filter:
      1. Set the filter to Global.
      2. Under Manage, click Devices, and then click Access Points, Switches, or Gateways.

        A list of devices is displayed in the List view.

      3. Click a device listed under Device Name.

        The dashboard context for the device is displayed.

  2. Under Analyze > Tools, click the Console tab.

    The Remote Console Session page is displayed and by default, the New Session tab is selected.

  3. From the Device Type drop-down list, select the device type.
  4. Select the device.
  5. Enter the username and password, and click Create Session.

    The Remote Console terminal appears and starts the SSH session. By default, the title of the terminal is the hostname of the device along with the timestamp when the session was triggered. You can also edit the terminal title.

    The connection status of the session can be seen at the bottom of the terminal and it is represented through the following color codes:

    • Red— The SSH session with the device is terminated due to some error such as, wrong password.
    • Yellow—The SSH session with the device is being established.
    • Green—The SSH session is started.

    When the SSH session starts, you can see the command prompt where you can type any command that you want to execute on the connected device. You can also see a successfully saved pop-up message at the bottom of the terminal. For more information on viewing saved sessions, see Viewing Recorded Console Sessions

  6. Optionally, click the plus icon on the console to start a new session for the same admin credentials.
    • You can only open two active terminal tabs per device and per user.
    • The session gets disconnected and displays a red color bar at the bottom of the terminal, if it is idle for a certain time which is configured at the device level.

You can perform the following tasks from the Remote Console section:

  • Click to open the Device pane to see the list of devices that have active sessions.
  • Click the Current Session drop-down list to see the list of ongoing and completed sessions.

    The Current Session drop-down list shows only the last 10 completed sessions that were created within the last 30 days.

  • Select the ongoing sessions to switch between terminal tabs on the console.
  • Click the search icon to search for text in each active terminal tab.
  • Click the information icon to view additional information to update firewall Firewall is a network security system used for preventing unauthorized access to or from a private network. settings to include an endpoint.
  • Select the completed sessions to start the player where you can see the session recording.
  • Click the download icon to download a completed session for offline analysis.
  • Click the maximize icon to maximize the remote console pane.
  • Right-click the terminal to copy or paste text.