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Managing Sites

The Sites page allows you to create sites, view the list of sites configured in your setup, and assign devices to sites. The Sites page includes the following functions:

Table 1: Sites Page

Name

Contents of the Table

Convert Labels to Sites

Allows you to convert existing labels to sites. To convert labels, download the CSVComma-Separated Values. A file format that stores tabular data in the plain text format separated by commas. file with the list of labels configured in your setup, add the site information, and upload the CSV file. For more information, see Creating a Site.

Sites table

Displays a list of sites configured. It provides the following information:

Site Name—Name of the site.

Address—Physical address of the site.

Device Count—Number of devices assigned to a site.

The table also includes the following sorting options to reset the table view on the right:

All Devices—Displays all the devices provisioned in Aruba Central.

Unassigned—Displays the list of devices that are not assigned to any site.

You can also use the filter and sort icons on the Sites and Address columns to filter and sort sites respectively.

New Site

Allows you to create a new site.

Bulk upload

Allows you to add sites in bulk from a CSV file.

Devices table

Displays a list of devices provisioned. It provides the following information:

Name—Name of the device

Group—Group to which the device is assigned.

Type—Type of the device.

Creating a Site

To create a site, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.
  3. Click the Sites and Labels tab.
  4. Set the toggle switch to Site(s).
  5. To add a new site, click (+) New Site. The Create New Site pop-up window opens.
  6. In the Create New Site pop-up window, enter the following details:
    1. Site Name—Name of the site. The site name can be a maximum of 255 single byte characters. Special characters are allowed.
    2. Street Address—Address of the site.
    3. City—City in which the site is located.
    4. Country—Country in which the site is located.
    5. State/Province—State or province in which the site is located.
    6. ZIP/Postal Code—(Optional) ZIP or postal code of the site.
  7. Click Add. The new site is added to the Sites table.

Adding Multiple Sites in Bulk

To import site information from a CSV file in bulk, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.
  3. Click the Sites and Labels tab.
  4. Set the toggle switch to Site(s).
  5. Click (+) Bulk upload. The Bulk Upload pop-up opens.
  6. Download a sample file.
  7. Fill the site information and save the CSV file in your local directory.

    The CSV file for bulk upload of sites must include the mandatory information such as the name, address, city, state, and country details.

  8. In the Aruba Central UI, click Browse and add the file from your local directory.
  9. Click Upload. The sites from the CSV file are added to the site table.

Assigning a Device to a Site

To assign devices to a site, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.
  3. Click the Sites and Labels tab.
  4. Set the toggle switch to Site(s).
  5. Select Unassigned. The list of devices that are not assigned to any site is displayed.
  6. Select device(s) from the list of devices.
  7. Drag and drop the devices to the site on the left. A pop-up window opens and prompts you to confirm the site assignment.
  8. Click Yes.

Converting Existing Labels to Sites

To convert existing labels to sites, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.
  3. Click the Sites and Labels tab.
  4. Set the toggle switch to Site(s).
  5. Click Convert Labels to Sites. The Confirm Conversion pop-up window opens.
  6. To download a CSV file with the list of labels configured in your setup, click Download a File. A CSV file with a list of all the labels in your setup is downloaded to your local directory.
  7. Enter address, city, state, country, and ZIP code details for the labels that you want to convert to sites.

    In the CSV file, you must enter the following details: address, city, state, and country.

  8. Save the CSV file.
  9. On the Confirm Conversion pop-up window, click Browse and select the CSV file with the list of labels to convert.
  10. Click Upload.
  11. Click Convert. The labels are converted to sites.

Points to Note

  • If the conversion process fails for some labels, Aruba Central generates and opens an Excel file showing a list of labels that could not be converted to sites. Verify the reason for the errors, update the CSV file, and re-upload the file.
  • Aruba Central does not allow conversion of sites to labels. If the existing labels are converted to sites, you cannot revert these sites to labels.
  • When the existing labels are converted to sites, Aruba Central retains only the historical data for these labels. Aruba Central displays the historical data for these labels only in reports and on the monitoring dashboard.

Editing a Site

To modify site details, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.
  3. Click the Sites and Labels tab.
  4. Set the toggle switch to Site(s).
  5. Select the site to edit and click the edit icon.
  6. Modify the site information and click Update.

Deleting a Site

To delete a site, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.
  3. Click the Sites and Labels tab.
  4. Set the toggle switch to Site(s).
  5. Select the site to delete and click the delete icon.
  6. Confirm deletion.