Aruba Central Online Help

Managing Labels

The Labels page allows you to create labels, view a list of labels, and assign devices to labels. The page includes two tables. The table on the left lists the labels, whereas the table on the right lists the devices. These tables provide the following information:

Table 1: Labels

Name

Contents of the Table

Labels

Displays a list of labels configured. The table provides the following information:

  • Name of the label
  • Number of devices assigned to a label

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 label.

Devices

Displays a list of devices provisioned. The table provides the following information about the devices:

  • Name—Name of the device
  • Group—Group to which the device is assigned
  • Type—Type of the device
  • Labels—Number of labels assigned to a device

Creating a Label

To create a label, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.

    By default, the Network Structure tab is displayed.

  3. Click the Labels tile.

    The Manage Labels page is displayed.

  4. To add a new label, click (+) Add Label. The Create New Label pop-up window opens.
  5. Enter a name for the label. The label name can be a maximum of 255 single byte characters. Special characters are allowed.
  6. Click Add. The new label is added to the All Labels table.

Assigning a Label to a Device

To assign a label to a device, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.

    By default, the Network Structure tab is displayed.

  3. Click the Labels tile.

    The Manage Labels page is displayed.

  4. Locate the label to which you want to assign a device.
  5. In the table that lists the labels, you can perform one of the following actions:
    • Click All Devices to view all devices.
    • Click Unassigned to view all the devices that are not assigned to any labels.
  6. Select Unassigned. The list of devices that are not assigned to any label is displayed.
  7. Select device(s) from the list of devices. To select multiple devices use shift+click or ctrl+click.

    It is recommended not to add more than 20 devices at a time for seamless operation.

  8. Drag and drop the selected device(s) to a specific label. A pop-up window asking you to confirm the label assignment opens.
  9. Click Yes.

Aruba Central allows you to assign up to five label tags per device.

Detaching a Device from a Label

To remove a label assigned to a device, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.

    By default, the Network Structure tab is displayed.

  3. Click the Labels tile.

    The MANAGE LABELS page is displayed.

  4. Select the device from the table on the right.
  5. Click the delete icon.
  6. To detach labels from the multiple devices at once, select the devices, and click Batch Remove Labels.
  7. Confirm deletion.

Editing a Label

To edit a label, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.

    By default, the Network Structure tab is displayed.

  3. Click the Labels tile.

    The MANAGE LABELS page is displayed.

  4. Select the label to edit.
  5. Click the edit icon.
  6. Edit the label and click Update.

Deleting a Label

To delete one or several labels, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to Global.
  2. Under Maintain, click Organization.

    By default, the Network Structure tab is displayed.

  3. Click the Labels tile.

    The Manag Labels page is displayed.

  4. Select the label to delete.
  5. Click the delete icon.
  6. Confirm deletion.