Aruba Central Online Help

Device Search Terms

The search bar helps you to search all devices monitored by Aruba Central. The search enables you to navigate to the monitoring, configuration, and troubleshooting pages of the devices in the Network Operation app.

The sample search terms in this page help you with the list of terms for troubleshooting the devices issues in the Network Operations app.

Using the search bar you can perform the following tasks:

  • Hover over a device search card to view more details and links to the monitoring, configuration, and troubleshooting pages.
  • Click the device name to open the corresponding Device Details page.
  • Click View to open the corresponding page in Aruba Central. For example, clicking the View button corresponding to Alerts & Events Overview opens the Alerts & Events page.
  • Click Read to navigate to the documentation page in the Aruba Central Help Center relevant to the search terms.

Search Cards for Devices

The search results in Aruba Central displays certain cards with monitoring information and links to the configuration and troubleshooting pages for the device. You can click the links to navigate to that particular page of the device in the Network Operations app.

You can see the search cards when you search with the device name, IP address, MACMedia Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network. address, group, site, or label name. Following are the examples for APs, switches, and gateways.

Following is an example of the search card that appears when you search with an Access Point name:

Figure 1  Search Card for the Access Point Name Search

Options available on the AP name search card:

  • Configure—Opens the AP Configuration page.
  • Network Check—Opens the Network Check page.
  • Locate—Locates the AP in the network.
  • Events—Opens the Alerts & Events page for the AP.
  • Clients—Opens the Clients page for the AP.
  • Configure Group—Opens the Access Points page to configure a group for the AP.
  • Insights—Opens the AI Insights page for the AP.

Following is an example of the search card that appears when you search with a Switch name:

Figure 2  Search Card for the Switch Name Search

Options available on the switch name search card:

  • Configure—Opens the Switch Configuration page.
  • Network Check—Opens the Network Check page for the switch.
  • Console—Opens the Switch Details page.
  • Events—Opens the Alerts & Events page for the switch.
  • Clients—Opens the Clients page for the AP.
  • Configure Group—Opens the Switches page to configure a group for the switch.
  • Insights—Opens the AI Insights page for the switch.

The following is an example of the search card that appears when you search with a gateway name:

Figure 3  Search Card for the Gateway Name Search

Options available on the gateway name search card:

  • Configure Group—Opens the Gateways page to configure a group for the gateway.
  • Network Check—Opens the Network Check page for the gateway.
  • Console—Opens the Gateway Summary page for the gateway.
  • Events—Opens the Alerts & Events page for the gateway.
  • Clients—Opens the Clients page for the gateway.
  • Session—Opens the Sessions page for the gateway.

The following is an example of the search card that appears when you search with a device serial:

Figure 4  Search Card for the Device Serial Search

The following is an example of the search card that appears when you search with a device IP address:

Figure 5  Search Card for the Device IP Address Search

The following is an example of the search card that appears when you search with a device MAC address:

Figure 6  Search Card for the Device MAC Address Search

The following is an example of the search card that appears when you search with a device group name:

Figure 7  Search Card for the Device Group Name Search

The following is an example of the search card that appears when you search with a device label:

Figure 8  Search Card for the Label Search

Sample Device Search Terms

The following table lists the search terms for AP, switch, and gateway.

Table 1: Device Search Terms

Typical Queries

Search Terms

Result

Access Point

View AP(s) facing issues in the network

AP issues

AP anomalies

problem APs

Returns a list of the AP(s) that are offline, AP radios changing channels more frequently, AP(s) experiencing higher than normal channel utilization, AP(s) experiencing frequent transmit power changes, and AP(s) that missed sending telemetry data, and so on.

View AP(s) in a site

Enter list aps in site or show aps in site followed by the site name.

Example—list aps in site California

Returns a list of the AP(s) in the site.

View a list of online AP(s)

online aps

Returns a list of the AP(s) that are online.

View AP(s) belonging to a group

Enter list aps in group followed by group name.

Example—list aps in groupdefault

Returns a list of the AP(s) that are belonging to the group.

View AP(s) tagged with a particular label

Enter list aps in label followed by the label name.

Example—list aps in labellobby

Returns a list of the AP(s) that are tagged with the label.

View AP(s) by model number

Enter show ap model followed by the model number.

Example—show ap modelap-105

Returns a list of the AP(s) whose model number matches the search term.

Search by AP name

Enter the name of the AP.

Example—printer-room

Returns the AP whose name matches the search term.

Search by AP MAC address

Enter ap followed by the MAC address.

Example—ap 94:b4:0f:d9:ba:cc

Returns the AP whose MAC address matches the search term.

Search by AP serial number

Enter ap serial followed by the serial number.

Example—ap serialCNJJKPN1G5

Returns the AP whose serial number matches the search term.

Switch

View switch(es) facing issues in the network

switch issues

switch anomalies

problem switches

Returns a list of switch(es) that are offline, switch(es) experiencing high CPUCentral Processing Unit. A CPU is an electronic circuitry in a computer for processing instructions. and memory utilization, switch(es) facing PoEPower over Ethernet. PoE is a technology for wired Ethernet LANs to carry electric power required for the device in the data cables. The IEEE 802.3af PoE standard provides up to 15.4 W of power on each port. issues, and so on.

View switch(es) in a site

Enter list switches in site or show switches in site followed by the site name.

Example—list switches in site California

Returns a list of switch(es) in the site.

View a list of online switch(es)

online switches

Returns a list of switch(es) that are online.

View switch(es) belonging to a group

Enter list switches in group followed by group name.

Example—list switches in groupdefault

Returns a list of switch(es) belonging to the group.

View switch(es) tagged with a label

Enter list switches in label followed by the label name.

Example—list switches in labelstore

Returns a list of switch(es) that are tagged with the label.

Search by switch name

Enter the name of the switch.

Example—store-switch

Returns the switch whose name matches the search term.

Search by switch MAC address

Enter switches followed by the MAC address.

Example—switch f8:60:f0:b6:22:00

Returns the switch whose MAC address matches the search term.

Search by switch serial number

Enter switch serial followed by the serial number.

Example—switch serialCN90HKX045

Returns the switch whose serial number matches the search term.

Gateway

View gateway(s) facing issues in the network

gateway issues

gateway anomalies

problem gateways

Returns a list of gateway(s) that are down, gateway(s) experiencing high CPU and memory utilization, gateway tunnel(s) that are down, and so on.

View gateway(s) in a site

Enter list gateways in site or show gateways in site followed by the site name.

Example—list gateways in site California

Returns a list of gateway(s) in the site.

Configure gateway(s) in a particular group

Enter configure gateways in group followed by the site name.

Example—configure gateways in groupdefault

Returns a link to the gateway configuration page.

View a list of online gateway(s)

online gateways

Returns a list of gateway(s) that are online.

View gateway(s) belonging to a group

Enter list gateways in group followed by group name.

Example—list gateways in groupdefault

Returns a list of gateway(s) belonging to the group.

View gateway(s) tagged with a label

Enter list gateways in label followed by the label name.

Example—list gateways in labellobby

Returns a list of gateway(s) that are tagged with the label.

Search by gateway name

Enter the name of the gateway.

Example—branch

Returns the gateway whose name matches the search term.

Search by gateway MAC address

Enter gateway followed by the MAC address.

Example—gateway 00:0b:86:f9:0d:d2

Returns the gateway whose MAC address matches the search term.

Search by gateway serial number

Enter gateway serial followed by the serial number.

Example—gateway serialCZ0003248

Returns the gateway whose serial number matches the search term.