• Andrew Campbell

Aruba Central: What is it?

Aruba Central is a cloud-based network management solution that offers built-in analytics and configuration/monitoring of Aruba Networks' access points, switches, and gateways (branch controllers).

What devices are supported?

Aruba Central can manage only Aruba devices; these include Instant Access Points (IAPs), switches, and gateways (branch controllers).

What features does it offer?

  • Zero-Touch Provisioning

  • Maintenance and Firmware Management

  • Network Health Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Application Analytics

  • Presence Analytics

  • Reporting

  • Guest Wi-Fi Access

  • Secure and Always On

What is the licensing model?

It is a subscription-based service. Offered as 1, 3, 5, 7,and 10 years for IAPs; and 1, 3, and 5 years for switches. They are purchased as one subscription license per device.

What is included in the subscription?

All of the individual features, firmware updates, and technical support are included.

How often are new features added?

It is updated frequently, usually monthly or every couple months. Recently there has been a big push to the new software-defined WAN (SDWAN) management features.

Is there a trial?

Yes. Sign up at: https://www.arubanetworks.com/products/networking/management/central/eval/

Where can I learn more?

Aruba Central Website

Aruba Central Solutions Overview

Aruba Central Data Sheet

Aruba Central Overview Video

Aruba Central SDWAN Demo Video

Aruba Central Help Center