Aruba Instant On web application allows clients to discover devices and access shared services available on the same or different networks in your site. To use the Shared services feature, you must first enable the Shared services setting in the Instant On web application. For information on deploying shared services, see Deploying Multicast Shared Services.
The Shared services enable () or disable () option appears in the Instant On mobile app or web application, only when the site is configured with two or more networks/VLANs.
To configure shared services on an employee, guest, or wired network, follow these steps:
- Click Instant On home page. The page is displayed. () tile on the
- Click the settings () icon in the header and select from the drop-down.
- Slide the toggle switch next to Shared services, to the right () to enable the Shared services feature on the network.
- Once you have enabled the Shared services setting, navigate back to the main networks page and click the () arrow next to the employee network or guest network to view the configuration parameters.
tab to view the following information:
- —Lists all the services available on the current network. The services detected on the same network are always available for the clients to access without restriction.
- —Lists all the services available on other employee networks in your site. By default, the services connected to other networks are disabled. Click on the checkbox under to allow access to shared services available on other networks.
For Shared services to be available on Guest networks, the Network assignment must be bridged (Same as local network) and the network access must be set to Unrestricted.
List of Supported Services
The list of supported services is displayed per device on the Instant On web application. A multiple services icon is displayed next to the device if it provides more than one service. New services discovered on a known shared device are automatically shared. However, for new devices, the new services discovered will not be shared until the user allows access to share. Some of the main services supported are:
- AirPlay™—Apple® AirPlay allows wireless streaming of music, video, and slide shows from your iOS device to Apple TV® and other devices that support the AirPlay feature.
- AirDrop™—Apple® Airdrop allows you to share and receive photos, documents and more with other Apple devices that are nearby.
- Google Cast—This protocol is built-in to Chromecast devices or Android TV and allow playing audio or video content on a high-definition television by streaming content through Wi-Fi from the Internet or local network.
- AirPrint™—Apple® AirPrint allows you to print from an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch directly to any AirPrint compatible printers.
- Sharing—Applications such as disk sharing and file sharing, use the service ID that are part of this service on one or more Apple® devices.
- RemoteMgmt—Use this service for remote login, remote management, and FTP utilities on Apple® devices.
- DLNA Media—Applications such as Windows Media Player use this service to browse and play media content on a remote device.
- DLNA Print—This service is used by printers that support DLNA.
- Smart Speakers—Includes multimedia services like Alexa.
- Multiple Services—A device offering more than one service will be bundled together in this category.