Aruba Network Management
Aruba management solutions will be the right fit for customers with different needs so you should be able to position the appropriate solution for your customers’ needs.
Aruba AirWave Overview
Aruba AirWave is best for mid-sized to large organizations with dedicated networking teams and complex infrastructure. Ideal AirWave customers may be looking for a solution for campus management or other campus initiatives, such as UCC tools with traffic prioritization. They could have a mix of network infrastructure that includes Aruba controllers or devices from Cisco or another vendor. They may want onsite deployment with a capital expenditure (CAPEX) model and simple licensing.
Aruba Central Overview
Aruba Central is the best choice for midmarket and distributed enterprises who are looking to move to the cloud. These customers may have limited IT resources or want cloud management for branch or remote offices. Customers with Aruba Instant APs and ArubaOS Switches are good candidates. They will likely be looking for a solution to grow with them thanks to cloud services and an OPEX model. Customers who are interested in guest Wi-Fi management, presence analytics, SD-WAN, or a partner interested in providing managed services will also be good candidates for Aruba Central.
Aruba AirWave Details:
Aruba AirWave Use Cases across Verticals
Aruba AirWave can be the right fit for customers of all shapes and sizes in many different verticals from enterprises and education to financial organizations and governments. Look for large customers with mixed environments who need multivendor management.
Some of these customers chose AirWave because of their needs for better on premises management, real-time monitoring, proactive alerts, historical reporting, and fast, efficient troubleshooting. AirWave provides integrated configuration, management, monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance, and reporting for wired and wireless networks.
Use case: Customer has over 90,000 APs deployed for over a million users being managed by over 30 Aruba servers.
Air Wave Features
Simplify Multivendor Network Management
Aruba AirWave gives your customers the ability to use a single tool for managing Aruba and third-party wired and wireless network devices. AirWave simplifies migration from third-party environments to Aruba infrastructure.
Real-Time Monitoring and Granular Visibility
Aruba AirWave is designed with mobile devices in mind. With real-time monitoring, proactive alerts, historical reporting, and fast, efficient
Troubleshooting, customers can automatically see every user and device and gain the insights they need to support the digital workplace.
VisualRF automatically generates a map of the radio frequency (RF) environment and the underlying wired topology, which allows IT to visualize coverage and performance for entire network in real time. VisualRF builds this map using RF measurements gathered from active wireless access points and controllers, without requiring customers to buy a costly, separate location appliance. The feature allows customers to simplify site planning and analyze and troubleshoot faster.
AirWave provides deep visibility into common applications and websites with Application Visibility and Control, which is also referred to as AppRF. With Aruba AirWave, this tool allows IT admins to view usage and performance for popular apps and websites and discover app usage patterns.
Dedicated dashboard views for UCC traffic allow admins to view end-to-end call performance, client health correlation, and volume data for UCC apps. Your customers can measure call quality and identify the root cause of call performance issues, whether on network devices or the UCC server.
Differentiate with Connectivity Health
- Identifies Connectivity issues without impacting users
- Reduces helpdesk tickets
- Eliminates need for separate and disjoints tools
Aruba Central Details.
Aruba Central brings experience-driven management to the cloud with redundant, frequently-updated, and scalable management architecture for switches, APs, and Branch Gateways through a secure connection. Aruba Central empowers administrators through workflow-driven usage models with streamlined provisioning. Value added services, including Guest Wi-Fi, Presence Analytics and Connectivity Health, increase the power and value of Aruba Cloud Management.
Aruba Central features
Simplified Deployment and Operations
Aruba Central cloud management simplifies deployment with Zero-touch provisioning. The simple process takes four easy steps and requires only a secure connection and a plug. Central sends
the configuration to the device, and the network is configured. Zero-touch provisioning provides streamlined deployment so that any person can get a network configured and running with no onsite expertise.
Small businesses and branch offices will also benefit from built-in reliability in Aruba Central. If cloud connectivity is lost, the management console will switch to local control.
Flexibility and API Extensibility
Customers can add their own innovations with API-based Extensibility. Every feature and function of the user interface is available via restful APIs so IT administrators have rich network context and customization for group management, monitoring, configuration, custom provisioning, alerts, and reporting. Secure API gateway access with open source authentication (OAuth) access adds to the ease of this ecosystem-friendly management. Ultimately, customers get simplified third-party system integration.
Comprehensive with Integration, Monitoring, and App Visibility.
Aruba Central provides comprehensive management with a centralized management console for distributed environments.Aruba Central monitors network health, site topology and operational health, and connectivity health
Application Visibility and Control adds the ability to monitor web and application content to prioritize business apps, block inappropriate content, and secure and optimize the network. With all of these tools, Aruba Central provides customers end-to-end management for their wired, wireless, and branch needs to help IT deliver unmatched experience while improving efficiencies