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Aruba Switching Solution

Aruba Switching Solution

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 (0)

Aruba Switching Solution

Aruba switching products fit seamlessly within the Aruba Experience Edge Platform at the secure infrastructure layer from access, core, and aggregation.

The access layer is where APs, IoT devices, and other clients connect, and switches there must provide flexibility and intelligence. The Aruba switching portfolio meets the needs with access layer switches such as the Aruba 2530, 2540, 2930F, and 2930M.

The versatile Aruba 3810M and 5400R have the features needed at the access layer, as well as the performance and advanced switching and routing for the aggregation layer. The 3810M can even operate as the core of smaller networks, and the 5400R, as the core of small and mid-sized networks.

The Aruba 8320 and 8400 switches deliver a high-performance aggregation and core layer for enterprise networks from mid-sized to very large.

Aruba fulfills the top customer networking goals:

  • Dynamic Segmentation
  • Optimized for Aruba wireless integration
  • HPE smart rates ports
  • Backplane stacking & Aruba virtual switching framework
  • Flexible Management
  • Zero-Touch Provisioning

Dynamic Segmentation

When customers have a wireless network that controls employees and guests based on their identity, they don’t want to lose all those controls simply because the user connects on a wired port. Dynamic segmentation is a sales-winning ArubaOS capability that makes all of those capabilities equally available on wired connections.

The switch acts like an AP, tunneling traffic to an Aruba controller, which can then apply whatever firewall, packet inspection, and finger printing features the customer desires. Companies define centralized policies once and those policies are enforced everywhere, enhancing security and decreasing complexity. Switches can even download roles from centralized Clear Pass, which they use to inform the controller the correct role to apply to the wired user traffic.

Optimized for Aruba wireless integration

ArubaOS-Switches are optimized to integrate with Aruba wireless solutions. Customers can connect an Aruba AP to an Aruba switch port and have the port automatically adjust to give that AP the right service.

Auto-config ports

 ArubaOS-Switches can detect when an Aruba AP connects and automatically apply the correct VLAN, QoS, and PoE+ settings. The switch uses a device profile to apply the settings, which customers can adjust as they choose.

Rogue AP detection

 When Aruba APs detect a rogue AP, they can inform the AOS-Switch. The switch then helps to block the rogue AP from transmitting traffic on the wired network.

Device fingerprinting

 ArubaOS-Switches can monitor traffic from endpoints and extract relevant information for identifying the device type. The switch can then send the information on to Aruba Clear Pass for further analysis.

This feature brings the wired network up to speed with the capabilities within the wireless network.

HPE smart rates ports

ArubaOS-Switches also help customers solve their performance issues at the edge. Dual-radio 802.11ac APs with a high density of users can reach speeds over 1GbE, at least in bursts, and, after investing in those high quality APs, customers should not settle for a wired network that slows them down.

HPE Smart Rate ports (IEEE 802.3bz) let customers achieve the fast speeds they need in the simplest manner without expensive recabling. Smart Rate ports can operate at 1, 2.5, 5, or even 10GbE over copper cable with the top speed depending on the connecting devices, the cable type, and the distance. And these ports deliver up to 30W of PoE+ for power-hungry 802.11ac Aps.

Backplane stacking & Aruba virtual switching framework

 ArubaOS-Switches are designed to make it easy for customers to achieve a fast, simple, and resilient architecture.


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