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Managing Your Device Inventory

After you add the paid subscription key(s) to your Aruba Central account, device(s) purchased by you are automatically added to the device inventory in the respective Aruba Central account. For more information about subscription keys, see Managing License Keys.

If the device you purchased does not show up in the inventory, you can manually add it. Aruba Central allows you to add up to 32 devices manually by entering the valid MACMedia Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network. and serial number combination for each device.

Users having roles with Modify permission can add devices. Users having roles with View Only permission can only view the Device Inventory module.

Viewing Devices

The devices provisioned in your account are listed in the Account Home > Global Settings > Device Inventory page. A dashboard lists the total number of devices and the number of access points, switches, and gateways in the inventory.

The following table describes the columns in the Devices table.

Table 1: Device Details



Serial Number

Serial number of the device.

MAC Address

MAC address of the device.


Type of the device, for example Instant AP, switch, or gateway.


Hardware model of the device.

Part Number

Part number of the device.


The International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number of the gateway device.

This field is applicable only for 9004-LTELong Term Evolution. LTE is a 4G wireless communication standard that provides high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones and data terminals. See 4G. gateways. Click the ellipsis icon in the table to select this column. It is not displayed by default.

IP Address

IP address of the device.


Name of the device.


Group assigned to the device.

Assigned License

License assigned to the device.

Adding Devices to Inventory

For information on adding devices, see Onboarding Devices.