Whats New in this Release

This section lists the new features, enhancements, and hardware platforms introduced in Aruba Instant On 2.8.0.

New Features and Hardware Platforms

Table 1: New Features Introduced in Instant On 2.8.0

Feature (Web Application)

Feature (Mobile App)

Description

Adding Wireless Clients to the Allowed List

Adding Wireless Clients to the Allowed List

The Allowed Clients feature is used to provide network access only to the clients that are added to the list. This feature is available on Wireless Employee networks with a network password (PSK) configured for authentication.

Enhancements to Bandwidth Usage Limits

Enhancements to Bandwidth Usage Limits

The bandwidth usage limit has been enhanced with more options and increased to a maximum of 1 Gbps. The design for the client level and network level bandwidth limit configuration has been unified to provide better user experience.

Enhancements to Customized External Captive Portal Profile

Enhancements to Customized External Captive Portal Profile

The Custom external captive portal offers two types of user accessibility to the Internet through the guest portal under Guest user access. Users can now choose to configure RADIUS authentication settings or configure- the guest portal to return a predefined string to grant user access to the Internet.

Additionally, users are allowed to configure Networks Access Attributes if User authentication (default) is selected under Guest user access.

Enhancements to the Deleting an Administrator Account feature

Enhancements to the Deleting an Administrator Account feature

The deleting an administrator account settings include a checkbox which activates the Delete Account button and also requires the administrator to enter a code displayed on the screen, to permanently delete the administrator account used for the site.

Enhancements to Power Schedule

 

Modifying Port Status for PoE Ports with Connected Devices

Enhancements to Power Schedule

 

Modifying Port Status for PoE Ports with Connected Devices

Starting with Instant On 2.8.0, the power schedule configuration is applied to every PoE port with or without connected site devices. This new configuration setting can be used to conserve energy by powering off devices when they are not in use.

 

PoE ports with connected clients or devices can be enabled or disabled in the Port Details page.

Viewing Transceiver Details

Viewing Transceiver Details

When a transceiver is connected to a switch, the Instant On mobile app web application displays the SFP transceiver details under the Ports tab of the switch details page.