Assigning a Group Role to an Aruba Gateway Group

The term persona in Aruba Central refers to a group role that you can set for the device groups. To deploy gateways for the SD-Branch or WLAN Wireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. solution, you must configure a group role to designate gateways as Branch Gateways or VPNCs.

To assign a group role to the gateways in a group, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to a group that contains at least one active gateway.

    The dashboard context for the selected group is displayed.

  2. Under Manage, click Devices > Gateways.

    A list of gateways is displayed in the List view.

  3. Click the Config icon.
  4. In the Set Group Type pop-up window, select the group role as Branch Gateway or VPNC.
  5. Select a group role and save settings.
  • After you define a group role as a VPNC or Branch Gateway, Aruba Central does not allow you to edit or modify the group role.
  • You can configure Aruba IDPS only on Aruba 9004 gateways. Aruba 9004 gateways can be deployed only as Branch Gateways.