Shared Services

Aruba Instant On mobile app 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 mobile app. 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, only when the site is configured with two or more networks/VLANs.

To configure shared services on an employee network or guest network, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Networks () tile on the Instant On home page and tap the advanced menu () icon in the header.
  2. Select Shared services from the menu and slide the toggle switch next to Shared services, to the right () to enable the Shared services feature on the network.
  3. Once you have enabled the Shared services setting, navigate back to the Networks page and select an employee, guest, or wired network from the list. The Employee Details/ Guest Details / Networks Details page is displayed.
  4. Under More options, tap Shared services to view the following information:
    • Services detected on this network—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.
    • Services detected on other networks—Lists all the services available on other employee networks of your site. By default, the services connected to other networks are disabled. Slide the toggle switch to enabled(), to allow clients to access the 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 mobile app. 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.