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Switch Details

The Switch Details page provides details of the selected switch.

Identification

To view the Switch Details page, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Inventory() tile on the Aruba Instant On home page or click the Site Health() banner and then click on Show inventory.
  2. Click the () arrow next to a switch in the Inventory list. The switch details such as the Device name, Local Network IP address of the switch, MAC address, Serial number, switch model, and Power over Ethernet are listed under the Identification tab.

Power over Ethernet (PoE)

The Power over Ethernet section in the switch details page provides the following information:

  • Total budget—The total power in watts that can be provided by the switch.
  • Power consumption—The amount of power in watts currently being consumed by the connected PoE devices.

Connectivity

You can either configure Instant On devices to automatically receive an IP address from an external DHCP server running on the LAN or manually configure a Static IP address.

  1. Click the Inventory() tile on the Aruba Instant On home page or click the Site Health() banner and then click on Show inventory. The Inventory page is displayed.
  2. Click the () arrow next to a switch in the Inventory list and then click Connectivity tab.
  3. Slide the toggle switch () beside Static IP address in the Connectivity tab of the web application and configure the following parameters:

    LAN IP—Enter a Static IP address.

    Subnet mask—Enter the subnet mask.

    Default gateway—Enter the IP address of the Default Gateway.

    DNS server—Enter the IP address of the DNS server.

  4. Click Save.

Ports

To view the Ports section of the Switch Details page, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Inventory() tile on the Aruba Instant On home page or click the Site Health() banner and then click on Show inventory.
  2. Click the () arrow next to a switch in the Inventory list and select the Ports tab.

The ports are visually represented on the page in the same manner as the actual physical ports on the device. Each port is numbered according to the port number on the switch and displays its current status. Port 1 is always selected by default and acts as the default uplink port for the switch. Click on any of the switch ports to view the following details:

  • Port number—Indicates the physical location of the port on the switch.
  • Port name—The port name is displayed when a custom name is provided.
  • Port status—The speed of the trunk is displayed if the port is a member of a trunk.
  • Upstream and Downstream throughput—The upstream and downstream throughput of the trunk is displayed when the port is a member of a trunk.
  • Member of <port membership name>—The name of the trunk is displayed, if the port is the member of a trunk.

The following table displays the status of the switch ports:

Table 1: Switch Port Status

Status

Definition

Disconnected

The switch port is enabled, but does not have an Ethernet cable connected.

Inactive

The switch port has been disabled by the administrator.

Suspended

The switch port has encountered an error and may or may not be active.

PoE

The switch port is supplying Power over Ethernet

Loop

A loop is detected on the port

Upink

The uplink port that is used to connect to the internet.

Port Details

The port settings are as follows:

  • Name of the port in read and write mode
  • A toggle switch that allows you to set the port status to Active () or Inactive () . This field is set to Active by default.
  • Port access control (802.1X)—Configures port-based network access control designed to enhance 802.11 WLAN security. This field consists of a toggle switch which can be active () or inactive ().
    • Inactive ()—The toggle switch is set to inactive by default. This indicates that any client can connect to this port without requiring authentication.
    • Active ()—Indicates that the first device connected to the port must be authenticated prior to using the port. Configure the following RADIUS settings when this option is enabled:
      • Primary RADIUS Server—Configure the following parameters for the Primary RADIUS Server. If you are using the Instant On web application , click More RADIUS parameters to view the below settings.
      • RADIUS Server IP address—Enter the IP address of the RADIUS server.

      • Shared secret—Enter a shared key for communicating with the external RADIUS server.

      • Server timeout—Specify a timeout value in seconds. The value determines the timeout for a RADIUS request. The Instant On device attempts to send the request several times (as configured in the Retry count) before the user gets disconnected. For example, if the Timeout is 5 seconds, Retry counter is 3, user is disconnected after 20 seconds. The default value is 5 seconds.

      • Retry count—Specify a number between 1 and 5. Retry count indicates the maximum number of authentication requests that are sent to the server group, and the default value is 3 requests.

      • Authentication port—Enter the authentication port number of the external RADIUS server within the range of 1–65535. The default port number is 1812.

      • To configure a Secondary RADIUS Server, slide the toggle switch to the right () and update the required fields.

      • To Send RADIUS Accounting requests, slide the toggle switch to the right ().

      • Click Save.
  • Included networks—This section includes the following configuration settings:
    • All networks (default)—The user can assign network traffic based on the VLAN tag or through the default network. By default, all ports assigned traffic from all networks are based on the VLAN tag.
      • Untagged—This is the default setting.The port will receive and send traffic from the default network without using a VLAN tag.
      • Tagged—Slide the toggle switch to the right (). A popup window appears on the screen. Click Apply changes to enable this setting. On selecting this option, the port will receive and send traffic from the default network using the management VLAN tag.
    • Specific network only—On selecting this option, the port’s traffic will only be allowed from the default network excluding others. The Assigned network field provides the option to select a specific network through which the port traffic should be allowed. Similar to the All networks (default) setting, it is possible to tag and untag the VLAN.

Networks

After creating your network, you have the option to map the network to a VLAN port which, either allows traffic from all networks or only for a specific network. Each port in the Instant On switch can be assigned a separate VLAN ID and configured to manage the network traffic. The following procedure describes how to map a network to a VLAN port:

  1. Click the () arrow next to a switch in the Inventory list.
  2. Select the Networks tab, under Ports to view the ports on the switch.
  3. From the Selected network drop-down list, choose the network you want to map to a specific port.
  4. Click the port to which you want to assign the selected network.
  5. Click the Port details link.
  6. Click the Ports tab view the configuration details of the port mapped to the selected network. For more information, see Networks.
  7. Click Save to finish mapping the network to the port.

Link Aggregation

Link aggregation configuration depends on the number of ports available on the switch. Instant On currently supports switches with the following number of ports:

Table 2: Switch Ports Aggregation

Number of Ports per Switch

Number of LAG Supported

Number of LAG members supported

8 ports

4 trunks

4 trunk members

24 ports

8 trunks

4 trunk members

48 ports

16 trunks

8 trunk members

The following procedure describes how to add a link aggregation group on the switch:

1. Click the () arrow next to a switch in the Inventory list and select the Link Aggregation tab.

2. Click the + Add link aggregation link.

3. The Link Aggregation Details page provides the following configuration options:

Provide a custom name for the Link aggregation in the text box.

Active ()—This option is enabled by default. It indicates that the port members of the link aggregation are available for devices to connect. Slide the toggle switch to Inactive () if you choose to disable this setting.

Port members—Click on the respective ports you want to add as members for the link aggregation. The selected port members are displayed below separated by commas.

Aggregation mode—Select one of the following aggregation modes:

Static (default)—This option is selected by default. It indicates simple aggregation of ports with no active link detection or failover.

LACP—Selecting this option indicates dynamic detection and automatic failover when connected to other LACP (802.3ad) capable switches. This mode will allow only one user defined network through the aggregated link. This option will pass the management VLAN network as untagged and all other networks as tagged.

Included networks—This section includes the following configuration settings:

All networks (default)—The user can assign network traffic based on the VLAN tag or through the default network. By default, all ports assigned traffic from all networks are based on the VLAN tag.

Untagged—This is the default setting. The port will receive and send traffic from the default network without using a VLAN tag.

Tagged—Slide the toggle switch to the right (). A popup window appears on the screen. Click Apply changes to enable this setting. On selecting this option, the port will receive and send traffic from the default network using the management VLAN tag.

Specific network only—On selecting this option, the port’s traffic will only be allowed from the default network excluding others. The Assigned network field provides the option to select a specific network through which the port traffic should be allowed. Similar to the All networks (default) setting, it is possible to tag and untag the VLAN.

4. Click Save to save the link aggregation settings.

An Edit port members link is displayed in the Switch Details page which allows you to modify the settings for the recently added link aggregation.

To delete a link aggregation, click Delete in the Link Aggregation page.

Actions

The Actions tab displays the following options.

Locating Your Instant On Switch

Instant On allows you to locate your device when there are many devices in the site.

To locate your device, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Inventory () tile on the Instant On web application home page or click the Site Health banner and then click on Show inventory. The Inventory page is displayed.
  2. Click the () arrow next to an AP in the Inventory list and then click on Actions tab.
  3. Slide the Activate lights toggle switch to right () to turn on the locator light in the device. The locator light will be active for 30 minutes after you turn on the toggle switch. The light is turned off by default.

Restarting Your Device

To restart the device, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Inventory() tile on the Aruba Instant On home page or click the Site Health() banner and then click on Show inventory.
  2. Click the () arrow next to an AP in the Inventory list and then click Actions tab.
  3. Click Restart.

Removing a Switch from the Inventory

Follow these steps to remove a switch which is still online:

  1. Click the Inventory() tile on the Aruba Instant On home page or click the Site Health() banner and then click on Show inventory.

  2. Select the switch you want to remove from the inventory by clicking the () arrow next to the device name.
  3. In the Actions tab, click Remove next to Remove from inventory.
  4. Click Remove from the popup window to remove the switch from the inventory.

Follow these steps to remove an AP which is offline:

  1. Click the Inventory() tile on the Aruba Instant On home page or click the Site Health() banner and then click on Show inventory.
  2. Select the switch you want to remove from the inventory by clicking the () arrow next to the switch name.
  3. In the Actions tab, a rectangular bar appears below the device name when an alert is triggered. The color of the rectangular alert bar will appear according to the alert type.
  4. Click the Alerts link. You will be directed to the Alert Details page which provides more information about the unusual activity. The Advanced menu does not appear on the title bar when the status is down.
  5. If the Instant On device is removed from the network, you can choose to remove the device from the inventory by clicking Remove next to Remove from inventory in the Actions tab. A pop-up box appears on the screen requesting your confirmation.
  6. Click Remove to delete the device from the inventory.

Switching to Local Management

The Switch to local management option allows you to change the switch management from cloud to local mode. When this option is selected, the switch will be removed from the site and the existing configuration will be stored on the switch. For more information, see Local Management for Switches.

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