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What is Aruba Central?

Aruba Central offers unified network management, AI-based analytics, and IoTInternet of Things. IoT refers to the internetworking of devices that are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity features allowing data exchange over the Internet. device security for wired, wireless, and SD-WANSoftware-Defined Wide Area Network. SD-WAN is an application for applying SDN technology to WAN connections that connect enterprise networks across disparate geographical locations. networks. All of these capabilities are combined into one easy-to-use platform, which includes the following apps:

This section includes the following topics:

Key Features

Aruba Central offers the following key features and benefits:


Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the following key terms:

Term Description

Standard Enterprise mode

Refers to the Aruba Central deployment mode in which customers manage their respective accounts end-to- end. The Standard Enterprise mode is a single-tenant environment for a single end-customer.

MSP mode

Refers to the Aruba Central deployment mode in which service providers centrally manage and monitor multiple tenant accounts from a single management interface.

Tenant accounts

End-customer accounts created in the MSP mode. Each tenant is an independent instance of Aruba Central.

MSP administrator

Refers to owners of the primary account. These users have administrator privileges to provision, manage, and monitor tenant accounts.

Tenant users

Refers to the owners of an individual tenant account provisioned in the Managed Service Provider mode. The MSP administrator can create a tenant account.

Supported Web Browsers

To view the Aruba Central UI, ensure that JavaScript is enabled on the web browser.

Table 1: Browser Compatibility Matrix

Browser Versions Operating System

Google Chrome 39.0.2171.65 or later

Windows and macOS

Mozilla Firefox 34.0.5 or later

Windows and macOS

Safari 7 or later


Microsoft Edge version 79 or later


Operational Modes and Interfaces

Aruba offers the following variants of the Aruba Central web interface:

Standard Enterprise Mode

The Standard Enterprise interface is intended for users who manage their respective accounts end-to-end. In the Standard Enterprise mode, the customers have complete access to their accounts. They can also provision devices and subscriptions to manage their respective accounts.

The following figure illustrates a typical Standard Enterprise mode deployment.

Figure 1  Standard Enterprise Mode

Managed Service Provider Mode

Aruba Central offers the MSP mode for managed service providers who need to manage multiple customer networks. The MSP administrators can provision tenant accounts, allocate devices, assign licenses, and monitor tenant accounts and their networks. The administrators can also drill down to a specific tenant account and perform administration and configuration tasks. Tenants can access only their respective accounts, and only those features and application services to which they have subscribed.

The following figure illustrates a typical MSP mode deployment.

Figure 2  Managed Service Provider Mode