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Opening Firewall Ports for Device Communication

Most of the communication between devices on the remote site and Aruba Central server in the cloud is carried out through HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection. (TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. 443). To allow devices to communicate over a network firewallFirewall is a network security system used for preventing unauthorized access to or from a private network., ensure that the following domain names and ports are open.

This section includes the following topics:

Domain names for Aruba Central Portal Access

Domain Names for Device Communication with Aruba Central

Domain Names for Device Communication with Aruba Activate

Cloud Guest Server Domains for Guest Access Service

Domain Names for OpenFlow

Other Domain Names

Domain names for Aruba Central Portal Access

Table 1: Domain Names and URLs for Aruba Central Portal Access

Region

Domain Name

Protocol

US-1

portal.central.arubanetworks.com

HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection.

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

US-2

portal-prod2.central.arubanetworks.com

HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection.

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

EU-1

portal-eu.central.arubanetworks.com

HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection.

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

China-1

portal.central.arubanetworks.com.cn

HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection.

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

Canada-1

portal-ca.central.arubanetworks.com

HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection.

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

APAC-SOUTH1

portal-apac.central.arubanetworks.com

HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection.

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

APAC-NORTHEAST1

portal-apaceast.central.arubanetworks.com

HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection.

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

Domain Names for Device Communication with Aruba Central

 

Table 2: Domain Names for Device Communication with Aruba Central

Region

Aruba Central URL

URL for Device Connectivity

Protocol

FQDNs for SD-WAN Orchestrator Service

US-1

app.central.arubanetworks.com

app1.central.arubanetworks.com

HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection.

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

app1-h2.central.arubanetworks.com

US-2

app-prod2.central.arubanetworks.com

device-prod2.central.arubanetworks.com

HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection.

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

device-prod2-h2.central.arubanetworks.com

EU-1

app2-eu.central.arubanetworks.com

device-eu.central.arubanetworks.com

HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection.

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

device-eu-h2.central.arubanetworks.com

China-1

app.central.arubanetworks.com.cn

device.central.arubanetworks.com.cn

HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection.

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

device-h2.central.arubanetworks.com.cn

Canada-1

app-ca.central.arubanetworks.com

device-ca.central.arubanetworks.com

HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection.

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

device-ca-h2.central.arubanetworks.com

APAC-SOUTH1

app2-ap.central.arubanetworks.com

app1-ap.central.arubanetworks.com

HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection.

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

app1-ap-h2.central.arubanetworks.com

APAC-NORTHEAST1

app-apaceast.central.arubanetworks.com

device-apaceast.central.arubanetworks.com

HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection.

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

device-apaceast-h2.central.arubanetworks.com

Domain Names for Device Communication with Aruba Activate

Table 3: Domain Names for Device Communication with Aruba Activate

Domain Name

Protocol

device.arubanetworks.com 

HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is a variant of the HTTP that adds a layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer or transport layer security protocol connection.

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

Cloud Guest Server Domains for Guest Access Service

Table 4: Domain Names for Cloud Guest Server Access

Region

Domain Name

Protocol

US-1

 

nae1.cloudguest.central.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 2083

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

nae1-elb.cloudguest.central.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

US-2

 

naw2.cloudguest.central.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 2083

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

naw2-elb.cloudguest.central.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

Canada-1

 

ca.cloudguest.central.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 2083

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

ca-elb.cloudguest.central.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

EU-1

 

euw1.cloudguest.central.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 2083

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

euw1-elb.cloudguest.central.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

APAC-SOUTH1

 

ap1.cloudguest.central.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 2083

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

ap1-elb.cloudguest.central.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

APAC-NORTHEAST1

 

apaceast.cloudguest.central.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 2083

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

apaceast-elb.cloudguest.central.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

Domain Names for OpenFlow

Table 5: Domain Names for OpenFlow

Region

Domain Name

US-1

https://app2-ofc.central.arubanetworks.com

US-2

https://ofc-prod2.central.arubanetworks.com

Canada-1

https://ofc-ca.central.arubanetworks.com

EU-1

https://app2-eu-ofc.central.arubanetworks.com

China-1

https://ofc.central.arubanetworks.com.cn

APAC-SOUTH1

https://app2-ap-ofc.central.arubanetworks.com

APAC-NORTHEAST1

http://ofc-apaceast.central.arubanetworks.com

Other Domain Names

Table 6: Other Domain Names

Domain Name

Protocol

Description

sso.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

To allow users to access their accounts on the internal server.

internal.central.arubanetworks.com

internal2.central.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

To allow users to access the Aruba Central Internal portal.

pool.ntp.org

UDPUser Datagram Protocol. UDP is a part of the TCP/IP family of protocols used for data transfer. UDP is typically used for streaming media. UDP is a stateless protocol, which means it does not acknowledge that the packets being sent have been received. port 123

To update the internal clock on and configure time zone when a factory default device comes up.

By default, the Aruba devices contact pool.ntp.org and use NTPNetwork Time Protocol. NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computers over a network. to synchronize their system clocks.

activate.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

To configure provisioning rules in Activate.

images.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 80

To access the server that hosts software images available for upgrading devices.

http://h30326.www3.hpe.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 80

To access the Aruba switch software images. To view the URLUniform Resource Locator. URL is a global address used for locating web resources on the Internet. for software updates, use the show activate software-update command.

d2vxf1j0rhr3p0.cloudfront.net

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 80

To access the CloudFront server for locating Instant AP software images.

rcs-m.central.arubanetworks.com (For all other regions)

central-eu-rcs.central.arubanetworks.com (For Europe region)

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

To access a device console through SSHSecure Shell. SSH is a network protocol that provides secure access to a remote device. .

cloud.arubanetworks.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 80

To open the Aruba Central evaluation sign-up page.

aruba.brightcloud.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

To enable devices to access the Webroot Brightcloud  server for application, application categories, and website content classification.

bcap15-dualstack.brightcloud.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

To allow Aruba devices to look up the Webroot Brightcloud server for Website categories.

api-dualstack.bcti.brightcloud.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

To allow Aruba devices to access the IP Reputation and IP Geolocation service on the Webroot Brightcloud server.

database-dualstack.brightcloud.com

TCPTransmission Control Protocol. TCP is a communication protocol that defines the standards for establishing and maintaining network connection for applications to exchange data. port 443

To allow Aruba devices to download the website classification database from the Webroot Brightcloud server.

 

When configuring ACLsAccess Control List. ACL is a common way of restricting certain types of traffic on a physical port. to allow traffic over a network firewallFirewall is a network security system used for preventing unauthorized access to or from a private network., use the domain names instead of the IP addresses. For more information on ACLsAccess Control List. ACL is a common way of restricting certain types of traffic on a physical port., see Configuring Firewall Policies and ACLs.

 

For Branch Gateways to set up IPsecInternet Protocol security. IPsec is a protocol suite for secure IP communications that authenticates and encrypts each IP packet in a communication session. tunnel with the VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. concentrators, the UDPUser Datagram Protocol. UDP is a part of the TCP/IP family of protocols used for data transfer. UDP is typically used for streaming media. UDP is a stateless protocol, which means it does not acknowledge that the packets being sent have been received. 4500 port must be open.

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